Whenever I whip out my current project I inevitably hear 1 of 2 questions/comments!!!
#1 - My grandmother used to do that!!!
#2 - What are you making??
Mostly everyone's comments beyond that are VERY positive. Since I've taught a knitting class at my church, whenever I've got my knitting out at a church function/activity someone will ask me "What are you working on NOW???" Like they're not surprised, since they already know it's ME, the knitting lady!!