I knit at work. Lunchtime, and during meetings. Everyone seems happy that I have something to do with my hands, as it impedes the impulse for me to speak up and prolong the meetings.
I only take the projects that I can knit with my eyes shut, so that I have plenty of brain cells to pay attention to what's going on.
I recently found some really great high-end yarn, which, to my dismay, has been discontinued. I bought all I could, made a scarf, and had enough left over to make another scarf, but I'd already thought it would make a really cool collar for a jacket.
New Co-worker was watching me work on the scarf I started after that, and commented that she'd like for me to make one for her. I told her sure (not because I really want to get into knitting for others, but I didn't want to appear unfriendly). She said she wanted one like the one I'd previously made. My first thought was, 'I make these to be one of a kind accessories, why would I want to make you an identical scarf?' I told her the yarn had been discontinued...
She mentioned she'd seen something similar and I said great, you go pick out what you want, and I'll make the scarf.
I'll provide the labor, but I'm not providing the materials, too.