Last summer, I was at the "girl doctor" (as my husband likes to call it) and I brought a sock to start while I was waiting. I cast on, get the dpns straightened out and do a couple rows. While I'm knitting, I can feel these two elderly women watching me, and every time I glance up, they were watching me. Finally, one of them whispers really loudly to the other one "She's crocheting!" With what, five straight hooks?
You know what else might be good, since someone mentioned grilling the squash...you could slice it into strips, grill it with some peppers and onions (in a basket, that way you're not fishing strips of squash out of the grill) and then put it in a quesadilla.
I used to be a project monogamist, but then I started knitting socks! I usually have 2 projects going on at one time, a sock and something bigger. I usually manage to work on both in a day. Anymore than 2 and I feel like I start to lose focus and nothing will get done.