Searchers Up For Wild Knitting Nights

    May 2, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

You see, as a man, not to be chauvinist, or sexist, or to not allow for exceptions to the rule, my interest in knitting is about as intense as my interest in, say, what shoes somebody’s wearing (unless they’re those killer liquor compartment sandals). So imagine my surprise when I found out knitting is all the rage these days, and the people they be a-searchin’ for information about it.

Searchers Up For Wild Knitting Nights
Searchers Up For Wild Knitting Nights
Searchers Up For Wild Knitting Nights

Pay attention, because this will be quick. Knitting will be five minutes ago not too long from now, just like scrapbooking went five-minutes-late just a short time ago alongside Longenburger parties – neither of which I would have known anything about had it not been for various women in my life who insisted I needed just this information cluttering up the nooks and crannies of my bio-random access memory.

Okay, so not as quick as I thought it would be, wordier too.

I wouldn’t know about the current knitting craze either if it hadn’t been for Yahoo’s Buzz Log (I knew a guy who kept a buzz log in college, but it was something else entirely). We may have anticipated that Yahoo would impart this knowledge, given their estrogenized (caution, made-up word) history.

Yahoo’s Molly McCall reports that the term "knitting" made the top 700 searches over the past two months. She writes:

Scarf- and sock-warmed creators have boosted queries for "how to knit," "knitting patterns," and "knitting yarn." "Crochet," "yarn," "needlecrafts," and "sewing" have logged upticks. Even "patterns" has picked up stitches.

McCall goes on to baffle fogies and machismo-defenders by pointing out a bunch of New Age knitting hooey. Spray-painted graffiti is so last decade – now Guerilla knittas tag bridges with cozies.

All you Yoga masters can go back to the turn of the century. Knitting is the fast track to nirvana these days.

Yes, they are making a movie about a knitter.

While the rest of you are working on your needlepoint, I’ll get back to not giving a flying…well, I’ll just get back to my own boring hobbies, like making fun of things I don’t understand — a Bluegrass tradition.