I've been cruising the innernet trying to find wool shops "conincidentaly" close to our intended tour routes over the next few weeks (as in, "oh look what a COINCIDENCE there's a wool shop, can I just have a quick look"), and I came across this gem on the Selter (makers of Addis) website. Thought I'd share:
"The increasing popularity of knittig [sic] meets with the elementary desire to create something visible with your own hands, the yearning for peace and originality as a complement of stress of everyday life. In knitting and crochet every detail has a meaning. Repeats become a principle. Needles and wool become a source of personal traditions."
p.s. little time so far to hunt and gather, but I have an excuse now having finished the back of Geoff's Vest and needing a stitch holder which I didnt bring. *doh* Will report back soon.