I think we need more, many more, PDKs - public displays of knitting. No more hiding our needles, suripticiously clacking away under the table. Knit on the subway, knit in the park, knit on the bus, just don't stab your seatmeat by accident. Knit with pride. Show the world the beautiful things that can be made with wool, with cotton even with fuzzy acrylic.
Sure, there will be those who don't understand. Those who think you can't pay attention while creating socks out of string. Ignore these ignorant nay sayers and knit away.