Yep, knitting’s hip

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.

No Responses to “Yep, knitting’s hip”

  1. Denise Says:

    Some of us appreciate both knitting *and* scantily clad triathletes. . .

  2. Jenny Says:

    Knitting has a 20 year popularity cycle, evidently. I can’t imagine that many Stich ‘n’ Bitchers will stick with it once the hip quotient dies down (which should be any day now–or at least in the next couple of years), and thank god, because they get on my last effing nerve for some reason.

  3. Marnie Says:

    Makes me feel like maybe I’m not quite so weird for wanting to teach my prekindergarten class to knit! What can I say… today they were all coloring socks and all I could think was, “Wow, wouldn’t it be cool if…” OK, maybe they shouldn’t let me around children. At least I let them keep their clothes on during triathlon training.

  4. Cari Says:

    Bring back that triathlete!

  5. Nealie Says:

    One hopes that, once the “fad” fades, new knitters will keep with it.
    As a strange kind of reflection of new/hip trends and knitting, you might enjoy looking at this thread on craftster:
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14267.0