I hope I'm not the only who knits at work. I don't knit in front of the kids. For one thing, they'd probably try to snatch my dpns to use in play fights. Secondly, I don't think I could solve linear equations while turning a heel.
The times when I NEED knitting is when I'm in meetings. I've never been good at sitting still. Both of my careers involve jobs with lots of movement: newspaper reporting and teaching. I got through high school and college by doodling and working on my handwriting (and I do have lovely handwriting). I really think I'm one of those people who thinks better when she has something in her hands.
I started the sock above at the beginning of this school year. In the past, It has taken me a year to do a single sock. I finished this one at the end of the first quarter -- which tells you a lot about how things are changing for teachers, at least in Wisconsin.
Thank goodness for knitting! At this point, I could knit two full pairs by the end of the school year!