Normally I try to be still and unhurried when I am picking up stitches for a sock gusset, but now that we are living away from the house, if I have to commute at all it's one long subway ride instead of a subway/bus combo. So there's time to do silly things like pick up stitches for a sock gusset,
knit a first round,
and admire my work.
I've noticed that if you're very casual you can take pictures of your sock in a crowded place and most people don't even notice you. Or if they do, they pretend not to, which is much the same thing.
Omigosh I just realized how much black is in these three pictures - the two other passengers were all in black (with dark blue denim), as was I (black denim), and my purse is black. How could people not notice these brightly coloured socks having a photo shoot with my bright pink camera with all that black as the background??
There: that's a thing to do on the subway. Discover the mystery of invisible brightly coloured socks. And let's hope the trick isn't to have a totally nondescript person holding them, SIGH.