It makes people wonder what you're up to!
My car had to go in for its regular maintenance service today, so the DCA and I dropped it off last night. He met me at the dealer to pick me up and bring me home. Because it was rush hour, we took the back roads instead of the freeways, and we inevitably got caught at a stoplight. We were driving with the windows down to save gas and because it was a hot, sunny afternoon. Deep in conversation, I was knitting away on the second black sock. Suddenly, I hear, "Hey, what are you making?" A lady driving a 1970s van and towing a boat was yelling at me from the vehicle next to ours. I answered, "A sock! I've already finished the first one!" and I held it up for her to see. She said, "Cool! Those must be really warm!" and then the light changed and we drove away.
Knitters will take over the world by capturing the attention of one unsuspecting observer at a time!