I started doing my actual real swatch for Arachne yesterday, using one of the gray skeins I was originally going to use for the web. Because it is easy social knitting, I took it along when we went out for breakfast. Three people stopped by our table to ask or talk about it, which was a pretty unusual experience for me. I knit in public pretty frequently – on planes, in restaurants – and rarely does anyone comment. Which makes me wonder if it looks comforting and homey and people are all freaked out right now, or just luck of the draw there were more knit-friendly people in the same place at the same time.
Do you ever knit (or craft of your choice) in public? And if so, do people ever talk to you about it?