There's a strange thing that I have been noticing since reading loads and loads of other peoples blogs and that seems to be the age range of todays knitters which I suppose goes from young teens up to elderly...BUT?....I have noticed that the most popular age range for knitting seems to be the early 20's to mid 40's. Which maybe might explain that is why when I speak to people around 50 odd I'm 52...and try to engage them in knitting chat....they look at me as if I've just stepped off a spaceship. "What you still knit, what do you want to waste your time doing that for, gave that up years ago when the children were small"...I almost feel embarrassed to mention the subject and then I foolishly dribble on to tell them about the hand dyed and spun yarns that I buy and search for as it is lovely to find all the independant retailers out there...they go "oh lovely that's nice". BOY OH BOY do I feel patronized, so I must learn to keep "THY TRAP SHUT".
SO TO ALL THE PEPS THAT BURIED THEIR KNITTING NEEDLES IN THE BOTTOM OF A WARDROBE 10/20 YEARS AGO...BRING THEM OUT...GIVE THEM A NEW LEASE OF LIFE, OR BETTER STILL GO AND BUY SOME ROSEWOOD OR BIRCH NEEDLES...SOURCE OUT THAT YARN.......BELIEVE ME THE FRATERNITY OF THE KNITTER AND THE SOURCES/ACCESSORIES ETC AVAILABLE TODAY.... THIS CRAFT HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER CATERED FOR (except on the highstreet that is, duh!!!!)
So in conclusion of the above "wot I have wrote"...I think the 50 somethings must be in hiding...come out come out wherever you are.
So with nought else to drivel on about I wish you all a fond adieu and goodnight I'm ofrt to rest my weary head on my pillow its 11.55pm...