I love the uplugged headphones idea, I used to just leave my headphones on whether or not my ipod was on. If anybody tries to talk to me ( and yes a lot of people are rude enough to interrupt) , i just fake like i can't hear them. If i didn't have headphones , I would just continue on staring intently at my knitting and giving one word asnwers until they got the point. I don't mind the occasional when someone is honestly interesting in my knitting but pointless questions from people with no concept of personal space really really annoy me. Thats why I rarely knit in public anymore.
That is adorable, I particularly love the bunny fabric! I made one today as my very first solo sewing project. I don't have a sewing machine so I did the whole thing by hand. I used snaps instead of elastic and didn't discover i put them on lopsided till i had slip stitched it shut. oops! http://www.flickr.com/photos/47121340@N00/517435151/
Patronizing!? No way! I love detailed tutorials , makes things much easier. The cozy is soo cute (especially the polka dots!!) and useful I just have to put it on my list! I've never sewn with fleece before though, hopefully its not too much of a pain
Congratulations on getting published! This is soooo going to be part of my fiance's birthday/welcome home present!! He's been joking about needing a superman costume forever and he's just the sort of guy who'd appreciate a wallet from little boy underwear!