This weekend I went on a retreat at Saint Gregory's monastery in Three Rivers MI... I actually knitted in public at the guesthouse. If I had not attended the mens Knitting retreat this past fall I probably would have retreated to my room and knitted there(part of my own Opus Dei) one of the women on the retreat asked if I was knitting, the comment was "she tried but never got the hang of it." I think it was novel for her to see me doing this. The other male in the guest house didn't say much. Just said hello. There was something rather daring and exciting to do this for the first time on my own. Something freeing at the same time. With so many years of "closeted" knitting at home in this community here in Fort Wayne, it felt remarkably freeing for me. I didn't get to spend much more time at the monastery. The storm was moving in and and being in the country the roads would have been really bad. So I had to leave.