This is a repost from another list. Colin is a socknitter from the UK. He has some medical problems, but is very prolific as a socknitter. He recently posted this message, which I am sending to the guys on this list, as they may relate.
I had a doctors appointment this morning. As is my wont, I sat in the waiting room knitting my sock. The last time I did this, a small group of more mature people, women mainly, started to talk with me about what I was doing. They were uniformly impressed.
This morning two young women sat opposite me and they started to talk about what I was doing. they could be clearly heard but obviously though I was of an age that I would surely be deaf so they didn't moderate either their volume or their words. They discussed what i could possibly be knitting. giggly. Neither guessed it was a sock. they decided in the end that I was knitting a Willy Warmer.
I said nothing until I was called for me appointment. At that time, I looked at the two young women and said;
'If you think that is a Willy Warmer, you are going to be very disappointed in life, but I do thank you for the compliment.'
I then hobbled off to see the Doc.