I don't post about work on my knitting blog other than to imply that I have a job.
But this week, I'm making an exception, and it's all because of Harry Potter. See, I'm working on a story for my publication's Harry Potter coverage about the knitting that goes along with it (I get invited to brainstorming meetings because I bring unique ideas no one has heard of and this is what they get. Knitting stories. Anyway.)
What I am fearing is that nobody out here in the western Chicago suburbs is knitting Harry Potter gear. I stopped in at one yarn store and they told me it was more of a "hip urban thing," (which I sort of don't get) and that their customers, if they were not knitting for themselves, were either knitting for people much older (parents, grandparents) or for babies.
Not for people who are, say, between 7 and 12, or whatever the age is that reads Harry Potter (30 and 35 in our house).
Research will continue, naturally, but hey ... I'm asking ... if you are a knitter who lives in the western Chicago suburbs who happens to drop by and lurk here once in a while and you happen to be knitting a Harry Potter thing (or ever have knitted a Harry Potter thing or are now tempted to knit a Harry Potter thing as a shortcut to your 15 minutes of fame) and you wouldn't mind being interviewed for publication, give a little shout-out in the comments, and I'll be gratefully in touch with you.