This is just a funny story.
I was on the R train today, traveling to 59th street and 5th Avenue. My mom and I were on our way to a really nice restaurant for dinner. So, being that I had a few minutes to spare, I picked up my knitting. I am trying to finish my Central Park Hoodie before they start to turn on the AC in my office on full blast for the summer. So, my mom says "Ugh... I know you're not about to start knitting now, are you?" I just looked at her and said "Do I embarass you?" Let me remind you that this is a woman that I dragged to a yarn store for company, and she ended up buying $100 worth of yarn, and now wants a hat, mobious scarf, and shawl to wear when her office AC is on blast at subzero temperatures. I just rolled my eyes and proceeded to knit. Now, I have heard of teenage daughters being embarassed of their moms knitting while they are at play rehearsals, or sports practice. But never have I heard of a mother being embarassed about a twenty-something year old daughter doing something constructive in her life such as knitting.
So, while I am knitting, I averted my eyes to other people on the train (because when you knit as much as I do, you don't even have to look at the fabric while you do it). Then I heard the angels singing from heaven. Guess what I saw??? A man sitting across from me, a few seats down.....knitting a small red garter-stitch square. He was concentrating so hard, and kept stopping and counting, and studying his piece. I knew he had to be a beginner, but he ws so diligent at it, that I really admired him. I said to my mom "Look, I have a knitting buddy on the train". At the next stop, a woman sat next to him, looked at him while he was transfixed in the knitting zone, then she looked at me. We locked eyes, and she smiled. So, I smiled back. It is really nice to know that someone was intrigued!!! LOL. Now I know that my mother does love me dearly, and I love her too. I will just chalk it up to her not understanding the Joy of Knitting. Don't worry, I will have her doing it pretty soon. I gave her a step-by-step dissertation on the purl stitch this morning while we were on the bus. She chose to sit next to me, so she had no choice but to listen. Haha!!!