I sometimes will get a gig driving somebodies car from Connecticut to wherever. Sort of a quick side cash pick up. While waiting at the Fort Lauderdale airport for my return flight after one such job ( I had a few hours before my flight) I decided to pull out the Irish Hooded scarf I was working on for my roommate. If you need or like room around you when you are sitting and waiting for something, just pull out your knitting. Men and women alike actually got out of thier seats and moved to other areas. They were that uncomfortable. I just smiled on the outside and laughed hysterically on the inside. I must have had a bad case of Yarniculous or something catchy like that. I have no problem knitting around people. I am a retired prison guard and am used to reactions to things I do from hardened criminals and they don't phase me in the least.