December 05, 2005

Me, trendy???

According to this BBC article, Knitting is the new Yoga.

Stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman and Madonna have been recently revealed as knitters.

John Lewis haberdashery buyer Lucy Wright said chunky knitwear was featuring on catwalks and knitting was "being referred to as the new yoga".

Heh. Although I've moved on to crocheting, now that I figured out how to hold the hook. Crocheting is easier on rheumatic hands since you're never holdign up the entire weight of the piece, as you often do while knitting.

And I'm up to my ears in big pieces (hint, hint)

Posted by caltechgirl at December 5, 2005 11:54 AM | TrackBack

and it's harder to drop-a-stitch with crocheting.


I just wish I had more time for all those needlecrafts I did when my kids were in school.

hee hee "new yoga"

I hope I'm not the only one who remembers the NFL player Rosie Greer and his passion to needlepoint!

Posted by: Darleen at December 5, 2005 12:28 PM


I knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and needlepoint!!

; )

I'm still one of the most Type A and highly stressed individuals you will *evah* encounter.

Yoga my achin' a$$.

Posted by: Chrissy at December 5, 2005 01:50 PM

:) I've been crocheting since a neighbor taught me how when I was 12 or so. I am so very distressed to discover that I am trendy. Heh.

Posted by: Deb at December 5, 2005 02:14 PM

Phew. Good thing I stopped doing it about 7 years ago. Otherwise I would be 'trendy' and that would scare me.

Posted by: vw bug at December 5, 2005 03:12 PM

Am I the only one wondering about this: "And I'm up to my ears in big pieces (hint, hint)?"

Isn't pilates the new yoga? ;-)

Posted by: Marie at December 6, 2005 07:09 AM

I used to crochet. I want to pick it back up again.

When Baby Girl was visiting from Japan, she taught herself to knit. She watched DH's mother do a couple of stitches and then she marched over to the crafty-people store and got yarn (DH's mom gave her all of her knitting needles) and started making something right there.

People like that really piss me off.

(wink) I'm kidding. Sorta. With my carpal tunnel, I think I'd have to hold off on the knitting and get back into crocheting. I used to do a mean chainstitch. LOL

Posted by: Margi at December 6, 2005 07:48 AM

Crochet is one of the few things I do right handed. My mum gave up on knitting cus I always went backwards.

Posted by: Ith at December 6, 2005 08:05 PM