I know what you mean striker, lol. I don't craft with family either. I don't think they'd care too much, well, not true, I may get made fun of a bit by the guys, but I would just feel weird. Too bad.
I've brought my knitting to two different family (in-laws) events and even though I was knitting something mindless, I got variations of, "Are we not interesting enough?/Are we boring you?"
(sarcasm) You know, because at knit group, we just all sit around knitting silently. Because apparently you can't have a conversation if your hands are busy. (/sarcasm)
It's just a bit frustrating, because I can't JUST sit and craft. I have to have music or the TV on or someone to talk to. So when we're all just sitting before or after dinner I get all ADD because I feel like I could be being productive at the same time...
On a happy note, I think my large is going (mostly) swimmingly! I still have to add a bit more to it, but it is about 85% complete
I've started the medium as well, and hoping to work on that a bit more tonight.