I've flown to both coasts, and have had my knitting w/ me every time. I've flown early in the am, when no one was there hardly, and at midday, and at evening. I've never had any problem w/ knitting.
I was speaking w/ the FA on my last flight, she was watching me knit, she stated it depends on the country. She had just came off international, and there were several countries, that just didn't allow knitting needles, but would allow crochet. She did say that she saw those w/ the chopstick like hair accessories use them as knitting needles, and she only smiled. It depends on the security in the specific countries. But, once on board, she has seen knitting w/ very weird objects. lol
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