I’ve been knitting socks during all the meetings at the new job (instead of biting my fingernails completely off) and it’s been productive:

I’ve discovered that if I have more than one sock going on at any given point, then I’ll have the right kind of knitting for whatever meeting it is: mindless rounds for small groups where I have to be involved, or the more complicated casting on or heels/toes for bigger ones where I can mostly listen.

Even better, the tiny sock needles aren’t triggering my tendonitis. (I’ve also given up trying to do a pull-up at the gym and remember to stretch.)