Where has everyone been? Knitting was never NOT popular. It’s supposedly popular now because celebrities are doing it and people are interested in celebrities and the shenanigans that celebrities do do deee ooo do.
Google searches for all things knitting and crochet are up because people are realizing that the Internet is a weird and wonderful place and full of good and useless information of all types. Google searches for all things knitting and crochet are up because kind and generous knitters and crocheters of all makes and models are selflessly sharing their experiences, techniques, tricks and tips…
…In every language, from every nation. That’s a lot of knitters (and crocheters).
Knitting is popular — pshaw!