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Knit Picking

by | 24th, February 2005

‘AMONG the many pictures on Paris Hilton’s stolen mobile phone there are no doubt shots of the 24-year-old doing what all stars do these days – knitting.

Knitting these days has a funky feel

The newspapers have somehow got this idea that knitting is the new rock ‘n’ roll – with today’s Express just the latest to peddle this utter nonsense.

It claims that there are ‘dozens of celebrity devotees’, although it struggles to name anyone besides Geri Halliwell, Uma Thurman and Kristin Davies.

And then it occurs to us – every recent feature on how knitting is the new celebrity craze has used exactly the same three pictures of the same three women.

If it really is so popular, surely the papers have pictures of other stars fashioning themselves a scarf or tea-cosy?

As ever, though, there are plenty of people like Emma Brown, deputy editor of Knitting magazine, who are happy to talk it up.

‘Knitting is a booming craze all over the country,’ she says. ‘More and more celebrities are getting into it and young people are setting up courses to give it a really funky feel.’

Funky feel?! That should tell you everything you want to know about people who knit…’

Posted: 24th, February 2005 | In: Tabloids Comment | TrackBack | Permalink