Are you all familiar with the Lion Brand website? (www.lionbrand.com) They send out a weekly email that always contains interesting information, patterns and great stories. Here is one from a recent newsletter. It is one of several stories by Michelle Edwards titled "Knitting Moments".
Railroad crossings. I moved from the Twin Cities to the quiet university town, Iowa City, Iowa. No long red lights or traffic jams to tempt this knitter. But like many Midwestern towns we do have railroad crossings. Here's the layout: my house and knitting store are on one side of the crossing, and the shopping mall and good coffee on the other. Railroad crossings are great knitting opportunities, just pay attention to the lights and bells and put your knitting away when the train crossing is over. You're not allowed to ask the conductor to wait until you finish your row.