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I think most people who aren't knitters have no idea just how popular knitting has become. You will find people of all genders, ages, ethnicities, and classes knitting all over the world making it a uniting force for some. As has been said by other posters, knitters have been known (with in some circles) to, collectively, give large amounts of money to various charities with more frequency than people who don't knit. There is also a large and strong group of knitters who knit things like hats or mittens for people who otherwise would have had none.
We're are very lucky that the Pacific NW seems to be a bit of an epicenter for knitting and fiber arts. We have festivals like Black Sheep Gathering (in Eugene), Sock Summit (in Portland), Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (in Canby), Madrona (in Tacoma), and this year SOAR (Spin Off Autumn Retreat) will be in Sunriver. All of these festivals attract a number of brilliant instructors and some of them have attracted participants from around the world.
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