Knit your way to bingo fever – Two knitting tutorials for the bingo players out there- Knitting has never been a young people’s hobby, at least historically. The times they are a–changin’, though. Just like knitting, bingo has also experienced a surge in popularity among the younger set lately. Maybe it’s a hipster thing, but bingo nights seem to be fast becoming the in thing among twenty- and thirty-somethings.
Consider this: just two decades ago, the average age of a bingo played was in the mid-60s. Compare that to two years ago, when Bingo Reviewer pegged the median at 47, with people between the ages of 18 and 25 making up a whopping 20% of the three million or so bingo players in the UK.
Perhaps it has more to do with online bingo. In the US and the UK, online bingo has become something of a million-dollar industry. It’s very evident in the budgets bingo companies pour into advertising and social media. Cashcade, for instance, has poured a lot of time and effort into CheekyBingo on Twitter, making it an even faster and more convenient source of promos and news than the main site itself.
Since these two hobbies are so successfully getting rid of their classic stereotypes, let’s see how we can mash them up together. Here are a couple of tutorials we’ve come across that bring bingo and knitting together.
Bingo Jacket – A bingo jacket is the unofficial uniform of bingo-playing grandmas the world over. Of course, you don’t need to be a card-carrying senior citizen to rock one. You can make one yourself thanks to a downloadable tutorial from Love of Knitting.
Bingo Bag – This is where you put all your bingo equipment so you don’t run the risk of getting dauber ink all over the insides of your fancy bag. Best of all, you can also turn it into a craft or toy bag depending on the situation. Crochet Geek has a great tutorial that includes videos for the more visual knitters out there.
*This is a sponsored guest post by Ashley Adams, she wrote the article for Knittybutton!*