In the online writing group (at Dame Eleanor’s last spring, I think) there was a discussion in the comments about the possibility of knitting during meetings. For those meeting-knitters, I found some predecessors:
. . . several female rulers in Europe, such as Margaret of Parma, Regent of the Netherlands, are known to have worked at embroidery while presiding over council meetings, and Mary Queen of Scots produced many embroideries during her long imprisonment.
—from Sir Philip Sidney, Courtier Poet by Katherine Duncan-Jones (1991), p. 20.
Happy knitting during your council meetings and imprisonments.