Our foreign correspondent here at the knitblog, proprietrix of nobody’s doll and a knitter herself, just got back from a trip to China. She knitted this message into a test swatch and sent it by way of seafaring silk traders. Ok, I made that up. She emailed me:
…everywhere we went in China, I saw women knitting! The old women waiting for buses or standing around gossiping in klatches, the young women watching their shop stalls — there are knitters EVERYWHERE in China. I was surprised when I saw the first yarn shop in Beijing — I didn’t really associate knitting with East Asia — but then I started seeing yarn shops all over, and knitting women on every corner. (They all knit in the round, on four double-pointeds.) It was unexpected and delightful.
There you have it. Knitting in China. Back to you, Tom Brokaw.