Why are people so surprised at the popularity of knitting? Don't they know yarn crafters are the coolest people ever? Everyone wants to be like us. Here is a story on MSNBC. (Okay, it's more on that Microtrends book, but I feel it is my duty to point out a picture of someone knitting on a major news website.)
Speaking of cool, crafty people, I am so pumped about the release of the book, Crochet Me. It is now my official mission to turn you hardcore knitters into switch hitters, so to speak. You need to add crochet to your arsenal of talents. There are some things, quite frankly, that crochet does better. (A firmer fabric, for example, that is ideal for bags. Beautiful lace sweaters that you can make yourself instead of buying ready-made.) Watch out for a Crochet Revolution at Twist in October to correspond with the release of the book. Until then, please read the online magazine, Crochet Me, because it's worth it.