I struggle to find time to knit these days. With work and class and a dog that insists on his fair share of my time, the opportunity to sit and do nothing but knit just isn't showing its face as often. And I miss it.... So, although I can't quite justify pulling out knitting needles during a meeting, there are ways to incorporate some quality knitting time.
Step #1: Get a really big everyday bag. Every other step is pointless if you can't guarantee that your knitting will fit. If your bag isn't big enough, you may find you occasionally give up precious, precious knitting space for other not-so-precious things (i.e. textbooks, dog treats, umbrellas).
Step #2: Leave home early and take the long way to work.
If you take public transit to work, you may need to do some investigating to find the ideal solution for adding knitting to your commute. Busy bus routes are far from ideal if you can't get a seat. You'll be jostled around and may accidentally poke a fellow passenger with your knitting needles. Not ideal. At all. Crowded subways that resemble a jar jammed full of pickles moreso than a modern transit system are also not ideal. There usually isn't even room for breathing, let alone knitting. Try getting a different bus route, or opt for the streetcar instead of the subway. Drive? Try carpooling with a perfectionist. Done.
Step #3: Step away from your desk.
Since you cannot eat and knit at the same time, take lunch early at your desk. Regardless of how sloppy or soupy it is, eat it right over that keyboard - don't be shy (your IT department will be your new best friend), keep on working, and save your lunch time for knitting. Then, pick up a hot, cozy beverage (it sets the mood) and find yourself some comfortable spot nearby - like a bench, or a big tree with a nook for sitting in - and knit. Knit yourself happy.
Step #4: Take the long way home.