I think we can safely say at this point that the resurgence in knitting has gone beyond fad status. I’ve been knitting for about six years now, and when I started I kept seeing magazine articles and web posts saying that knitting was hip, the new “in” thing.
Well, here we are in 2005. One of the local magazines, SA Life, had an article about knitting at a local school. And this morning as I was driving in to work and listening to the Engadget Podcast, they were talking about the new Google Suggest service. It’s a system where you type in “how to . . .” and replace the elipsis with whatever it is you’re interested in. If you just type in “how to”, the third entry in the list right now is “how to knit”.
So I’d say it’s still reasonably hip. Of course, if you’re reading this, you’re probably already a knitter, so I don’t need to tell you that. Or you’re looking for pictures of half-naked triathletes and you couldn’t care less.
I’ve made yet more progress on the Café Bastille sweater. I am amazed at how fast this thing is going! If it turns out to be reasonably warm, I may abandon knitting sweaters on #7 or smaller needles forever.