I was working away on a shiny Inox circular needle, knitting that plum-coloured bamboo yarn.
As she was getting off at a stop, a woman leaned over to me and asked me what size needle I was using.
I told her -- 4.5mm. She smiled, thanked me and got off the streetcar.
How on earth could that information be any use at all to her?
Maybe she wanted to know the length of the circular... ? I could see that information being useful. But the needle size?
It was a 16 inch/40cm, by the way.