So, I was walking in San Remo yesterday when I ran into a woman I had worked with 8 years ago when I'd first arrived in this area. The usual cheek kissing and how-are-you's ensued. Then there was a pause. We didn't really have too much to talk about when we saw each other every day, so now after so long there was even less. She looked me over, noting my sweater/scarf/wrist warmers combo and said, "Did you make all these?" You don't really have to be my best friend to know that I knit. In fact you will know that 5 minutes after meeting me. My former colleague remembered my passion.
I smiled, relieved mostly for the end of the awkward silence, and said, "yes."
To which, my old colleague said, "si vede", which of course means, "you can tell".
I could be wrong, but I'm not sure that was a compliment.