I was reading the New York Times on line and came across an article that was interesting.
THEY ALL KNIT, ONE ROW PLAIN, ONE PURL; Women, Busy With Their Needles, Have Revived an Old Handicraft and in It Find Many Compensations
By CATHERINE MACKENZIE
AT a women's college a recent student survey revealed that the "composite girl" is 17and healthy and likes to knit. "A few years ago," remarks the manager of a needlework shop, "girls of that age thought knitting was something for their grandmothers."
Nothing new really, with the resurgence of knitting in the past few years, it's quite timely.
Oh did I mention that this is an exerpt from an article dated January 6, 1935?
I find it very interesting how trends in hand crafting (be it knitting or quilting or cross stitch) cycle around and suddenly it's the hot thing to do.