Knitting isn't just for grandmothers anymore. This popular needlecraft is now popular with people of all ages, from teens to moms. Many bars and clubs have their own knitting night, where customers can come together and knit with friends in a fun, social environment.
The popularity of knitting spread as people began to discover just how fun, yet challenging, this craft is. Basic knitting stitches are fairly easy to learn, but mastering the art of knitting is something you can work on over a lifetime. Simple projects like socks and scarves may be possible for most knitters, but knitting your own Christmas sweater may take a few attempts.
As more people turn to knitting for both fun and practical purposes, many are also discovering the joy of crocheting. Crafters use a crochet hook to knit fabric together to form items like doilies and tablecloths. Like knitting, it's easy to learn the basic steps, but it can take a while to master. Check out sites like Knitty.com for patterns, inspiration and tips on getting started.