This weekend I am going on a short trip with my dear friend Niki. She lives in San Francisco and asked if I wanted to help her drive up since she hasn't been feeling well. I talked to Brent, he could take the day off to watch the kids. The kids are off for the MLK holiday; I'm in.
I can't tell you how excited I am. It's silly, I will be gone for just about 27 hours total, but sometimes that's all I need. And I get to travel, on a plane, and only have to worry about ONE person going through security. I know. I am acting a little nuts. But chances to get away have to be taken advantage of. And I am doing it for purely philanthropic reasons. A friend is in need and what kind of person would I be to deny her help? (I am so glad she asked because it means I can do a completely selfish thing and not feel guilty.)
Also, this made me laugh. I was wondering if knitting needles are allowed on planes. This is what the TSA has to say about it:
Transporting Knitting Needles & Needlepoint
Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage. However, there is a possibility that the needles can be perceived as a possible weapon by one of our Security Officers. Our Security Officers have the authority to determine if an item could be used as a weapon and may not allow said item to pass through security. We recommend the following when bring knitting needles on an airplane:
- Circular knitting needles are recommended to be less than 31 inches in total length
- We recommend that the needles be made of bamboo or plastic (Not Metal)
- Scissors must have blunt points
- In case a Security Officer does not allow your knitting tools through security it is recommended that you carry a self addressed envelope so that you can mail your tools back to yourself as opposed to surrendering them at the security check point.
- As a precautionary measure we recommend that you carry a crochet hook with yarn to save the work you have already done in case your knitting tools are surrendered at the checkpoint
Most of the items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside. These items cannot be taken through a security checkpoint. They must go in your checked baggage.
I don't know why I giggled at that, but I did, especially the part about the crochet hook to save my work and the envelope to mail my tools home to myself.