I have a crocheting project that is a surprise gift that I've been trying to focus on lately. All my other knitting and crocheting projects are on hold right now so I can get this done as soon as possible.
I took time off to go to Dragon*Con last weekend and figured that this was the best time to make some good progress on the project. I carried it around with me all weekend and pulled it out whenever my hands were free. I didn't get any strange looks at all, but I didn't really expect any... not in a crowd like that. I got several positive comments and all in all it was a good experience.
There was also a young woman in front of me in the registration line who was knitting some cute socks while we waited. Overall, I didn't see a whole lot of knitters and crocheters, although EVERYONE seemed to be sporting knitted Jayne hats (from Firefly), and there were a few crocheted Flying Spaghetti Monsters.