Knit Lit?

I somehow doubt that The Friday Night Knitting Club will spark a new literary genre, but the fanfare over its publication certainly signals a trend:

The Friday Night Knitting Club (by Brian Sawyer)With knitting captivating a new generation of women, writer Kate Jacobs based her debut novel around a yarn shop in New York — winning actress Julia Roberts’ attention.

Roberts, a self-confessed knitter, was passed a copy of the novel, ‘The Friday Night Knitting Club,’ in which she briefly appeared and enjoyed it so much that she is making it into a film.

Thanks to Ed, who perhaps might have been just a little disingenuous when he expressed fear of a term (knit lit) he appears to have coined himself (I didn’t see it mentioned in the article).