Helen was telling us a story earlier about how she got chatting with a gentleman at the garage while waiting for her car to be serviced. The two of them chatted along for a while as Helen was knitting a new design. In the course of conversation he asked if she brings her knitting when she goes to someone's house. She replied that she always has knitting with her. He told her that if she came to his house and knitted he would be offended and feel that he wasn't holding her interest.
This has us wondering, when is it OK or not OK to knit? We all regularly knit when we're out visiting friends, drinking in our local pub, have company over, waiting in the doctor's office, etc. Obviously we wouldn't bust out the yarn and needles at a wedding, but rarely do we feel it's inappropriate. In fact, for many of us knitting while visiting friends helps us to focus on them!
So, what do you think? When do you knit or not knit?