Going in, I made the decision to knit during teacher training. I caught a wee bit of flack from my seatmate, but I bared my teeth at her and said, "Knitting makes me a much nicer person." She went on to win some kind of award for being a fabulous adjunct. I went on knitting.
Years ago, I worked on being able to knit without looking at my hands. Develop that skill and you will be better able to knit during meetings. Whatever you do, avoid looking at your hands for more than a fraction of a second every minute or so.
One mitt down, one semester to go.