Knitting on airplanes
I’ve enjoyed knitting on airplanes for four years with no problems. I received a stern look from a flight attendant only once while knitting in an exit row. She asked for my verbal agreement that I was willing to open the emergency door. I replied, “Yes, as soon as I knit to the end of the row!” I learned not to joke about emergency procedures! I carry two knitting projects with me. One project is easy so that I can put it away quickly without concern for picking it up again. The other is more difficult for knitting in airports. Both projects are on circular needles with 2-3 rows knitted. I put each in a clear, zippered plastic bag along with a copy of the pattern directions. The only tool I carry on board is a crochet hook. The rest of the yarn and tools are packed in my checked luggage.
After buckling in, I’m very careful not to bother my seat mates. I choose small projects, knit scarves lengthwise, and use no more than two different yarns. I use circular needles because it's very difficult trying to find a single needle dropped on a plane floor while not elbowing your seatmate!
I put my knitting and water bottle with a Kup Kollar (cup sleeve) on it in the seat pocket.
As a side note, I’m wearing one of my pairs of Skechers shoes because they’re very comfortable and stylish. I have walked many miles in my Skechers after reaching my destination!
This photo reminds me of a conversation with a 2 year old on a previous flight. The toddler told me he could see a big plane outside his window. I was really hoping he couldn’t! Excitedly, he pointed out his window at the wing of our plane saying, “See! See the big plane!”