Also, cool gadget of the week: The TSA-approved Knit Kit!
How cool is that???
Also, did you know that wool fringe on a wool scarf can get pretty full of static electricity? Never having had a wool fringe before, I was unaware... but now I know.
OK, that last one wasn't really an economic thing... but that, coupled with the economic downturn, is killing cross stitch. Lots of little would-be stitchers would much rather be cool and knit.
- Every major metropolitan area has lost at least one dedicated cross stitch store; of the stores remaining, many have added knitting (the New Hot Thing).
- Many prominent cross stitch designers have gone out of business; the industry never paid much to start with, and people just aren't buying like they were in the late 90's.
- Cross stitch is still percived as the hobby of little old ladies; thanks to media coverage of Russel Crowe and Pamela Anderson (among other celebrities) knitting, knitting is Hip.
|And on Saturday morning...||And on Sunday evening...|
|And on Monday morning...||And on Tuesday morning...|
|And on Wednesday morning... ||And on Thursday morning... |