01 March 2012

Hazardous at Any Altitude

While looking through one of the airline sites this week I stumbled across this.  [NOTE:  The photo and bold type are theirs.]

Transporting Knitting Needles & Needlepoint


Traveling with Special Items
  • Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage.
  • Items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage.

Now while this is good news for those of us who love to knit and are grateful to be able to do so while travelling, it does give one pause.  I mean, I can see it now:  Terrorists being waved through checkpoints. No matches, no lighters, no plastique or suspicious detonators... just a skein of yarn and a lethal pair of number nines. 


  1. Not that I've picked up knitting needles in awhile, but I've wondered about this. Does seem a bit odd. Seems like you're still getting a bit of winter blast through. Have a cozy weekend!

  2. I guess you can make a weapon out of just about anything! And yes, it was slushy and slippery for a day or so but all that has vanished and the forecast for the next few days is rain and mild weather. Huzzah!