Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Took a while but I found it..........

The flight to Britain takes 6 + hours.  The flight back home 7+ hours, so I figured I need something to do to keep me out of mischief as I am a rotten traveller.  I decided knitting would be the way to go.  Knitting a ribbed hand is an easy thing to do and doesn't take up much room, especially as I am sitting in the middle seat of a row of three.

So after much searching I found this site that tells you what you can and cannot bring on a plane.  It seems knitting needles are fine, which is good, as if you are a knitter you know how expensive the needles are, so don't want them confiscated by customs.

Here is the latest hat I have just knit:
This is for Liam and it's the second one I have knit for him as the first one was too small.  The little guy has his father's big head!!

Now I am back to knitting twiddlemuffs.  Have a couple I want done before the end of the month.  You can read more about twiddlemuffs here.

8 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Happy travels, I always find a crossword book helps too.

Margie from Toronto said...

I hope you have a lovely trip. Have to be honest - if I was sitting around you the constant clicking of the needles would drive me a bit mad - but most folks have earplugs or ear buds now so you should be fine. I am surprised hat they are allowed through customs when so many less lethal looking items aren't - there really doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it some days. Have fun.

William Kendall said...

Hopefully some Customs official doesn't decide to get snitty about the needles regardless.

Karen said...

The last time I took a Greyhound bus, they told me to put my knitting in my luggage in the hold! The leg of the trip from Toronto to Ottawa was not a problem. The issue came up when I had to transfer in Ottawa.....grrrr. And the driver saw me sitting knitting in the holding area during my layover between routes. He even chatted with me a bit.

Jane said...

That should keep your hands occupied :) I like to do crossword puzzles on a long flight.

Winifred said...

Love that hat especially the pom pom. Have you been watching Kirsty Allsopp?

Didn't know you could use knitting needles on planes. Are you travelling business class? Doubt there would be room for me to knit on most airlines I've travelled with. Well maybe Emirates!

Gov.uk website says yes it's OK but I think it might depend on the airport security checkers, they vary so much.

Best of luck.

50 and counting said...

It's not Customs that's the problem, it's the security clearers. the ones in Edmonton will take everything they can even when the airline and websites have told you your items are legal.

Too much power in the hands of poorly trained, low paid staff.

Jackie said...

It really depends on what air line you take. The last two long trips we were on I couldn't take my knitting onboard at all.

God bless.