Chris apparently missed the last session of this year’s Northern Voice. Knitting is one of the hottest niches in blogging, or at least that’s what panelist Mandy Moore (not to be confused with the singer) seemed to suggest. Themes include groups of bloggers working on the same pattern, yarn dying and the typical bragging rights associated with the completion of a new project. Skiing blogs, of the Dog Lotion variety are another hot niche, with ski bums sharing their passion online about the hottest slopes with the best powder. Is that any more inane than chasing the next cell phone from Nokia or commenting on the left vs. right political war?