And it occured to me that many people think knitting is just for old grandmothers.
I am a 34 year old, professional, single woman. I have super short hair (use to shave the back) with a stripe in the front. My co-workers usually think I am some party girl or I lead some alternative lifestyle. Then I tell them I knit, sew and make jewelry and they nearly fall out of their chair.
It is fun to see their reaction. Also I was on the phone last night with this guy and I told him I am involved in all these activities and he asked "Don't you find people label you?"
My basic response was that is not my problem. And actually I feel very sorry for those other people who do label me. I am doing something I find great pleasure in doing while those other people are so afraid of "how it will look" they live in fear and never find out what they really love.
I am sure this confidence comes from age but bottom line - I have no time in my life for those people who try to make me what they want because they are too afraid to be an individual.