I always have something in my hands while I am watching tv. Cannot sit still long enough otherwise, but that is good because knitting gets done that way (or some other needle craft).
I have read that many actresses have taken up knitting inbetween takes while filming a movie. I think that is a pretty cool thing.
When I was 13 I had a great aunt who tried to teach me, I just wasn't into it then I suppose, but it is nice to see that is has not become a "lost art." I hope one day, a VERY long time from now, to be able to teach my grand children how to knit (their future daddy's weren't into it, even if the do like to cook).