There was a knitting article in the USA Weekend magazine supplement of our newspaper yesterday (April 6, 2002). The title is "In the Loop."
It talks about a Los Angeles yarn shop owner who noticed a resurgence in knitting after Sept. 11. She has celebrities who frequent her shop and she asked them if they would knit a square to be put together into a blanket. The blanket will then be auctioned off online to benefit Police and Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund. About 40 stars have knitted a square.
To read more about it, the website is: usaweekend.com