So today I was sitting at a table for my school's Fem Fair -- I had chosen to show alternative menstrual products (sea sponge tampons, cloth pads, menstrual cups, unbleached tampons, etc) and had been getting mixed reactions.
One student who I've known for a few years came over and told me that it was "kind of scary", but then expressed some interest in the items. We chatted for a few minutes.
"Someone told me you had a knitted tampon over here."
Whoa. Stop the train. I held up the sock-in-progress and squinted at it. "This is a sock." I told him. "Or it's going to be."
"Oh, I know," he assured me. "But somebody told me you had a knitted tampon, and I don't know what I think about that."
I informed him he was mistaken, though you probably could knit a tampon, and he went on his way.
... does my sock really look like a tampon?