That is so awesome! We still do have a ways to go, but it’s great that people are really recognizing that knitting can be modern and cool! I like the fact that I can create up-to-date fashions and everything, but I love that I can crochet with my grandma and have a link to crafters in history. It’s like bridging the gap.
And young people are definitely embracing it - we started a group at my very small university (less than 2,000 people) and we get together each week at the coffee house in town (really the only hot spot in town) and just knit and chat. A lot of people have started knitting because they saw us there, and they just think it’s cool.
Hurray for positive knitting publicity!