Hi! So I was flying home to Seattle from London Heathrow the other day, and security deemed my nickel plated knit pick needles a threat and took them (apparently they take all metal needles)…right before that TEN hour flight to Dallas, and then another 4 hour flight to Seattle from there. I was devastated! I was working on a swallowtail with my size 4s, and a scarf with my size 8s, and of course they found and took both, so now I am awaiting the arrival of new ones in the mail. Question is…do you think it will be too noticeable if I do a few rows on the swallowtail with my 5s? I’m working with a 2 ply laceweight skacel merino yarn (http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/skacel-collection-inc-merino-lace), so the yarn overs already make pretty good sized holes. I’m hoping it won’t be too noticeable, because I don’t want to pause working until my new needles arrive!
It was my fourth flight to/from Europe in 5 weeks, and the needles were fine on all of the other three…apparently it’s just Heathrow! I even had a print out from the TSA website saying that my needles were fine, but they told me that the TSA rules don’t apply to the UK. Ugh!