Now that I have had a chance to knit on an aeroplane a couple of times I have a few rules that I will follow for inflight projects.
- Must fit into my handbag. The space available on a plane is limited and when I have to take my computer I don’t want an extra bag.
- Must be on circulars or short straights, preferably bamboo or wood so that the risk of them being seen as a dangerous weapon is lessened (plane seats are not big enough for 36cm straights)
- Must not require cable needles, dpns, stitch markers or anything else that is likely to fall down under my feet.
- Must not need a pattern to be referenced during the flight, it takes up too much space.
- Must be able to be put away without another 5 minutes work.
Good thing I like knitting cowls and fingerless mitts. Although if this travel continues I will need to come up with new ideas. Not socks, I don’t like knitting them and I don’t like wearing handmade socks even more. Holeproof make good wool socks for a fraction of the price I could make them for and they have nice smooth soles to walk on. I’ll stick with my sheepy machine made socks.