That is wonderful!
I have to say... when 'older' people find out I knit, they'll often say something like,
"Oh, how nice, but it's a dying craft you know!"
When 'younger' people find out it is much more of an enthusiastic and positive response. I can't say there is one typical response but they think it is pretty great!
[for the purposes of this post, older is defined as my mother's age, and younger is defined as ... younger than I!]