It seems like every few months some major publication has to come out with an article about how knitting isn't just for grandmas anymore. Duh!
Finally, The New York Times has an article that really understands the desire of crafters to create unique and functional items. It makes the astute observation that not only are DIYers inspired by high fashion (see Marc Jacobs designs in Vogue Knitting), but that major designers are inspired by independent artists as well. It also mentions that individual craftspeople, including those on Etsy, are likely to lead the cutting edge of fashion.
Please read the article and leave a comment. I'd love to hear what you guys think!