I booked my flights this afternoon. Now I’m wondering, if I can knit on the plane. The flight out is 24 hours and the flight back is 26 hours, so that is a lot of knitting time, or potentially not-knitting time! I have been searching online and it seems like I should be fine. It looks like it depends on the people at security. My airline doesn’t specify that they aren’t allowed, but I suppose the airport will have it’s own rules.
I have a plan though, I’m going to get a pair of plastic or bamboo circulars. I will get a set that isn’t particularly expensive, so that if I get to security and they do confiscate them, it won’t be the end of the world. I’m going to get the least intimidating pair I can find. Do any of you guys knit while flying? Any tips?
I’ve been spending this evening looking for things to knit in the air. I’m thinking socks would be good. How long do they usually take to make? I don’t want to be finished too soon! Something interesting enough, but not too complicated would be good. I’m travelling with a friend so don’t want to be super anti-social. My other thought was a scarf, something with a fairly light yarn, to save on weight.
I’m also not sure how much yarn I should take. I don’t want to waste too much room in my hand luggage. I’m one of those people who packs as much as possible in their carry on bag. I have the absolute fear that my hold luggage will get lost, so I make sure I can last as long as possible without it, and anything I care about, stays with me! Since it’s Australia, I will probably have about 5 bikinis stuffed in there. It is so much easier packing for warm weather, everything is small!
Since I’ve been looking at lots of flights recently and am now watching Eat, Pray, Love, I just want to go so many places! It’s a shame I can’t go on a 3 month holiday.
Anyway, I better get back to Eat, Pray, Love, so I can continue to be super jealous!