Sunday, March 18, 2007

An Very Unexpected Setback

Ok, so I was so organized for my trip. I completed the back at my first stop and so was able to stow the back and cast on both fronts for the two flights to my destination, the
Turks & Caicos Islands in the British West Indies.

We spent a week there and I did not get to knit a lot, but made some decent headway knitting on the beach, in fact I will post a photo of my heaven, the beach, a beer and my knitting.

So for the return home, we had 3 flights just to get us to the location to pick up our kids. The security scanners at the Provenciales Airport took my needles!!! I was knitting with an addi turbo circular and I tried to reason with them and even with their boss, allwomen and they did not care. Being with a large group, they all thought I was nuts, but the officials told me that knitting needles are on the list of things not allowed. I explained that I had flown many times with my needles, but the British do not allow knitting needles. So I guess I will have to send a letter to the Queen.........

Although once I got on the plane the woman next to me was knitting with, yes you guessed it, metal circular needles. And another guy we were with had two lighters. geesh. I guess they had it in for me.

By the time I got to my second to last stop I picked up another pair of needles, sure hope I got the right size, I think they were 3's.........dang..........all those wasted hours on the airplane. So beware, BWI is not nice to knitters.


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