I almost always carry tatting with me. It's nice to be able to pull out some lace and create a few rings and chains rather than sit and be idle.
Today I subbed in second grade. Some of the kids have older siblings who learned to tat from me, and they will sometimes ask if I have my tatting with me. Today I was asked, and I was able to show them the Spinning Wheel glass mat I had in my purse. One little boy, who is new to the district, was pretty impressed. His last sentence on this page of his writing practice says, "She is vary good at tating."
That little boy made my day!