The husbeast's shop has a weekly meeting in which everyone gets together and makes general announcements, including personal stuff and any happy news. One guy announced that he entered his honey in the State Fair and got a second and a couple thirds. The husbeast replied, "Yeah, well my wife got a second in lace knitting." The general response was 'hey, that's cool'.
Ten years ago, the response would have been 'lace knitting? weird'. I'm not sure if that's because I'm older now, or if it's because knitting has become popular. I'm sure I don't want to know.