I had a looong loooooong flight coming back home
..and I thought knitting needles were okay to take on the plane..so I had my scarf OTNs in my laptop backpack..and extra needles of a different size...and another pair of needles just like the one my scarf is on..just broken
got into one airport..went through a few checkpoints..got on my plane..and off in another airport..more checkpoints..and nobody told me anything about my needles..
so then I had to wait for a cpl of hours for my next flight...so pulled out my needles and went bk to my knitting
when I had to get on the plane I just threw my scarf in my purse...and went through another check point to go to my gate(this time my needles are in my purse..so they're visible)
so even though both my purse and my backpack went through the big thing where they can see wuts in the bag on their screen and they had no problem with it, the guy pulling the bags out of the machine saw the needles(and saw me)..so he went around asking a cpl of ppl if that's allowed on the plane..they didn't seem to know..till the manager finally told him to take it..so he tells me they're not allowed and proceeds to pull my stitches of the needles! I'm new to knitting..so picking up stitches after frogging or if they slipped off the needle is a bit of a pain cuz I keep getting them all twisted..
so..he just jerks the yarn off the needle..and hands it over to me.. of course a cpl of the stitches unraveled a bit..and i had to find a way to get a piece of yarn go through all the stitches to it won't just completely unravel..and had no needles or crochet hook or anything..
it would've been so much easier if he gave me a chance to do so while they were on the needles..
that ticked me off..it also got me a bit suspicious cause nobody seemed to care about the needles when they were in the bags..I mean..it's not like im just hiding the broken pair somewhere..they can't miss 2 pairs of 40cm needles!! plus nobody seemed to know if they were allowed or not..till the manager told him to take them away..
call me paranoid..but people from my ethnicity often gets questioned/bugged in airports..i know cause I've been through it!! so I'm kindda suspicious that this is why they did so..i mean..wouldn't ANY of the workers know if it was prohibited? even if they didn't notice it when it was in the backpack/purse(the anonymous bag that they didn't know who it belongs to) going through that checkpoint?
I also pulled out my scarf on the plane..along with the broken needles..and i knit for like an hour or so..no flight attendants seemed to care..and I'm sure they saw me knitting!
so just to stop my paranoia..anybody else had the same problem with olympic airlines??
so yea..that's my lil rant..sorry it's too long and thanks for reading!
oh..and sorry if it's not organized and the grammar is all messed up..forgive me but I'm brain dead after being in airplanes and airports for the last 22 hours or so