I was sitting at the counter in the truckstop a little while ago eating my dinner and chatting with the other drivers congregated there.
After I finished eating I pulled out the Irish Hiking Scarf I've been working on and started knitting. The driver on my left mentioned that he had been hearing about a lot of truckers taking up knitting recently. Seems they were talking about it on the XM Radio trucker's channels or something.
I explained how relaxing it is and he said he could see that it would be. Looked like he was seriously thinking about it.
The waitress walked over, she's very young - maybe late teens or early 20s tops, and said "That's really cool! How do you do that?"
I showed her the scarf and she insisted that I knit a little to show her how it's done. She then repeated that it was really cool and then asked me a question that almost knocked me off my seat. "What do you call that?"
"Ummm," I replied, "it's called knitting."
She said she had heard of that but had never actually seen it. I couldn't believe what she was saying. I thought everyone knew what knitting was.
An older lady, also a waitress, walked over and took a look. She said the seeing me knitting was a first for her, to which I chuckled a bit, and then she commented on how relaxing it is. She's a knitter herself.
I am just amazed to no end that someone would actually not know what knitting is or looks like. Very odd.