The August 28 issue of "Publishers Weekly" has a cover story about knitting. It begins: "In the hobbies and crafts category, knitting began to take hold about six years ago; no one knows why. But in a post 9/11 world, the activity has continued to increase in popularity."
Although knitting book sales have slipped a bit, "One thing is for sure: if the trendiness of knitting someday vanishes, there will remain a committed community of knitters."
I'm intrigued by two upcoming books: Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time by Betty Christiansen, and novelist Ann Hood's The Knitting Circle.
Two of my favorite things -- knitting and books. Life is good.