Today I had an awesome random encounter. This is sort of rambly, but I was seriously amused.
I had the car for the day since I had errands and whatnot to do, so that involved picking mom up in the middle of the day and getting her back and forth to her doctor's appointment. I just started knitting a new scarf yesterday, and since it's small and portable, I'd stuck it in my purse for the day since I knew I'd be waiting in a couple different places. So at the doctor's, I settled in to the waiting room and pulled out the knitting.
Now I did realize that one of the rows I'd done waiting someplace else earlier in the day was off - and in lace it meant the whole thing looked wrong, so I had to pull it out and go back. I had sort of been sitting there and only just barely managed to not swear in front of the lady sitting opposite me and the nurse at the desk, and other than that doing the polite thing where you sort of half smile and nod at people as they come in and go out. So this guy came in, I think he was waiting for his wife probably, and said something about the knitting, so I turned it around and held it so he could see and showed him how I was making a scarf. Then two people came in and sat between the man and me so we sort of shut up to be polite... one of them set down their bag and left, and the other one... pulled out HER knitting! Apparently she makes pumpkin hats this time of year and sells them to Lester's Farm. She was sitting directly next to me and so then the whole waiting room started in on this grand old chat, it was awesome. When her sister came back, she had knitting with her too!
The man from earlier knew how to knit, because when he was a kid his parents had sheep and his mom used to spin wool and send it to Nova Scotia. Also he's from Pouch Cove, which is where my grandmother is from originally.
Everybody had really interesting stories and things, it was pretty cool.
It was by far my favorite experience sitting in a waiting room, ever. I think I'm going to take my knitting everywhere I go now.
Oh, and here's the scarf: