All of us knitters generally have common enemies: moths, velcro, cats, and airport security. I'm going to Scotland in less than 12 hours and I thought I'd make my call to security to see if Stansted airport has lifted the knitting needle ban yet (rumor has it that Heathrow has, so I figured it was worth a shot). My call went like this:
Me: Hi, may I please speak to someone from security?
Security Lady: (in a disgruntled voice) Yes?
Me: I was wondering if the knitting needle ban had been lifted yet? I'll be traveling and I don't want to pay 30 pounds to check my knitting, but I really can't go 4 days without it.
SL: There are NO SHARP OBJECTS ALLOWED ON FLIGHTS!!!!
Me: Not even 2mm wooden 5 inch double pointed needles?
Me: Okay, but I can still take pens, pencils, scissors, pencil sharpers, and razors on board without question?
Dear UK Airport security,
You are a bunch of idiots.