Oh, yeah. I am spreading the knit love.
First, it was a friend, the wife of a student downstairs. I stopped by one evening a couple months ago and taught her to knit. She has now completed a scarf/shawl for her mother in some alpaca with a hint of glitter (it was supposed to be a scarf, I told her to cast on 20-30 stitches, not 60!).
Then it was another student in the dept. My knitting meetup group was meeting at a brewery a couple weeks ago, and so was my boardgames meetup group on the same night at the same place. Having never actually been to the latter, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try it out and see the knitting folk. I invited her and she came for the beer and boardgames, but she stayed for the knitting. She was quick, had her casting on, knitting, and purling in 15 minutes, and she's been totally addicted ever since. She's working on a scarf. I lent her a couple of books.
Then I get a call, sorry I forgot to bring your books back but I'm bringing them over now. And what do I hear in the background, another friend yell "I got needles!" They went to my LYS (where all of them have gotten their yarn. My LYS should start paying me commission or something!) and picked up some needles for her, too! We're supposed to start a knitting circle and I'm supposed to teach her, too.
That's right, baby. You can't stop this flow! You can't feel me! Knitting domination is on! (knitting domination, btw, has been far more successful than my attempts at houseplant domination). And to celebrate, I have finally put up an avatar of me, fingers tented, in a knitted sweater. Knitting domination. [size=2]And yes, the bunny in the background was put in intentionally for irony.[/size]