My DH found this article about knit hackers in Austin, Texas. This is all done with the Museum of the town, and wouldn't have happened without an army of knitting volunteers.
I like the idea of knitting getting closer to art than craft. I think it draws attention to the possibilities offered by yarn and needles, or crochet. People take products for granted and at the same time lose the understanding of how it is made. That's when you get "Did you make that", in amazement and without any comprehension of the time and equipment needed to get to that result.
So I love these manifestations of textile art.