Putting down the knitting is not an option.
My family of 3 (plus pup) Indigo (Aimee), Rob (dp), Ryne (ds) & Phebe (dog), plus my BIL's family of 3.
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay
I have carpal, so I only knit for about 5 minutes at a time, stop for a couple of minutes, then start again.
If you search the Knitting Olympics posts on Yarn Harlot's blog, she had a link to some good exercises for yarn crafters.
Courtney and Cree, baby made 3, added one more then there were 4, sakes alive, then we had 5, another in the mix now we have 6!
A Momma in love with her Little Women-Jewel Face, Jo Jo Bean, June Bug, and Sweet Coraline.
1) knitting while the babe is sleeping, so it is a long period - 1.5 hours or more
2) using DPN
3) not using my bamboo needles