I find it a little funny that when most people find out that I know how (and LOVE) to knit, their first response is "But you're so YOUNG!"
I think it's sad that more young women don't know how to knit, bake, or do other crafts. Don't get me wrong- I think it's great that women are able to do damn near everything else they could possibly want to do. I simply think that everyone should have a constructive hobby, and doing something with your hands is productive and stress relieving. Well, except for when you knit in your tail or drop 20 stitches because you want to see if something is going to fit (AHEM, me).
That's probably why whenever I get the chance to help out a new knitter, I do. I may not be very experienced, but I still love it- and I want others to love it as well. There's something about giving someone a gift that you made especially for them with your own hands that just can't be beat. Everyone that I've made a gift for has loved it, regardless of whether it had complicated stitches or a fancy pattern.
I hope that more women take up knitting- young OR old (or anywhere in between). I hate when people think that knitting is old-fashioned. Heck, maybe we need a little tradition thrown in our lives, it seems to be vanishing fast.
Well, I'll end my cough-syrup induced rant and get back to casting on my brothers hat. The weather is getting chilly here and I want to finish it this weekend.
DISCUSS here: What do you think?