A while back, a woman came into the shop with her mother. Mom used to knit like a demon, but it's been a while (15 years? 30?), and they wanted to arrange some private lessons.
Terrific. Mom jumped right back in, mom and daughter both bowled over by the new styles and textures of yarn available.
When they were in the shop together recently (choosing yarn for project after project, Mom to knit and Daughter to wear), Daughter took me aside to say, "This is working out great, it's just what I had in mind: it gets her out of the house, gives her something to do, gives her a chance to spend some time with young people."
Welcome to the new world of knitting: where you sign your 75-year-old mother up for knitting lessons so she can meet some young people.