This morning I tossed the Irish Hiking Scarf I've been working on for what seems like forever now into my backpack and headed into the truckstop for some coffee and breakfast.
While I was waiting for my food I pulled out the knitting and set to work on it to pass the time. I've been so busy lately that I haven't had any time to knit and it was nice to be able to relax with the needles for a while.
Naturally I noticed some of my fellow truckers checking out what I was doing while trying to not look like they were checking it out. None of them said anything about it one way or the other which was fine with me.
The waitress finally couldn't stand it any longer and asked about it so I showed it to her and explained what it was. She was curious about the Options as she'd never seen anything like them before.
After that some of the drivers must have felt it was "safe" to mention it and starting making comments or asking questions about it. A couple of the other waitresses came over to check it out too and this caused one driver to comment that it seemed to him like a good way to meet women and I agreed. Of course some of the comments were the usual "I would never have the patience for that". I hear that one a lot.
I can't help but be amused at how uncomfortable it makes some people when they are faced with something unusual that doesn't quite fit into their neat little stereotypes.
I did manage to get several rows done, a couple of cables worth, in between the questions and comments. Now I have to hit the road again, for a couple of hours, and will have a little more knitting time this evening. I can't believe how much I missed my knitting time lately.