Why yes, as a matter of fact it is possible to knit on a rain-soaked Chicago Elevated Railway platform while wearing gloves.
I'm knitting Susan's wrap, which will be her Christmas present. And that's all I'm knitting, until it's finished.
The wrap, which will keep her warm in a draughty Maine classroom, is an adaptation of the Ruana from Cheryl Oberle's wonderful Folk Shawls. I've passed through the scary "I will never finish this in time" stage and the equally scary "Sweet Land o' Goshen, this is ugly" stage. I now feel confident of an on-time delivery, and of her satisfaction with the finished product.
This is a far cry from the night before Thanksgiving, when I fell asleep working on it and had a dream that she unwrapped it on Christmas morning and threw up.
Here's a sneak preview (for which I secured advance permission from the recipient).
The wool is Jo Sharp DK. No, the itty-bitty pumpkin is not part of the garment.
A note, by the way, to anybody contemplating knitting the Ruana from Cheryl Oberle's wonderful Folk Shawls. If you make the full-sized article, you'll pretty much be knitting a large afghan on size 7 needles mostly with worsted-weight yarn. Entirely in garter stitch.
Pause, knitter, and consider.