So I guess I must be hooked. I didn't even think about NOT taking it with me. I went to go take my state exam for EMT-Basic. I didn't make it there as early as I wanted, but I was among the first finished.
After I looked up the answers to a couple questions I'd not been sure of, I grabbed my bag and went back inside to wait for some of my former classmates to finish so that we could chatter, as it's likely the last time I'll see many of them (most of my classmates are Marines or Navy Corpsmen). So I'm standing there chatting and knitting, and a couple of the guys thought it was so funny.
I didn't pick it up again until after my class, so it was unexpected. None of them had thought I was the type to knit. They gave me some cheerful teasing about it, but they really thought it was cool of me. One of my female classmates came out and saw my knitting, admired it, and said she really doesn't have the patience for it.
I admitted that it's saving my sanity right now. I'm home alone with 4 kids for 5 days in inclement weather (church tomorrow is CANCELLED! we might get SNOW tonight of all things!). The kids were already off from school because of the holiday, then two teacher workdays...but now...oh dear.