I don't get the knitted underwear thing...
I have an open mind and a sense of humor toward new ideas, new practicalities, new designs, but this thing with the naughty needles and so forth is funny to me. You know how Faith Hill said, "Whaaaaat?" into the camera at that awards show? That's how I feel about the knitted underwear and other weird knitted accessories that are in a couple of new books out there. Just plain old, really? Even books with patterns for knitted bikinis puzzle me. This is making me laugh.
I totally get the whole punk movement and knitting. Punk is a lifestyle of expression through clothing and style. Punk means to take something and make it your own, different from anyone else. Knitting is the perfect means to creating your own style however you see it. I get it.
I know that there is a following for knitted underwear or lingerie because these books are doing pretty well in the rankings. There is such a broad spectrum of knitters out there. It is pretty fascinating, really.
Go figure and to each his or her knitted own! There is room for everyone in my knitting world, so knit on.
Peace, Love and Knit (even underwear)!