My boss scheduled a staff meeting for this afternoon and warned us it was going to be a long one. I was NOT in the mood (is anyone ever really in the mood for a staff meeting?) so I asked if he minded if I knit during the meeting. I promised to pay attention and only sort of begged.
Lesson: if you are going to knit during a staff meeting, particularly if you’ve begged to be allowed to, make sure that you have enough left of whatever you’re working on (in this case, leg of a sock) that you don’t have to stop knitting 10 minutes in because you need to start knitting the heel flap and you don’t know the pattern.