Usually when someone asks the question, "What are you knitting?", they have an expectation of what your response will be: socks, booties, a baby sweater, mittens...
Sometimes I like to bend people's ideas of what can be created with yarn and knitting needles.
Last week I was working on snails. Little slimy bodies with antennaes (I know there's probably some more appropriately scientific name for those things with eyes), topped by a swirl of brightly-knitted shell.
They're slow to move but quick to make.
They're tiny, colourful, and just a little silly.
The question that inevitably follows my answer of "Why, I'm knitting snails/cherry tomatoes/a gnome hat!" is
The answer to THAT question is simple.
Because I can.