I got a Visa and I’m back home in Scotland now. While it was nice to spend extra time with my family, I am relieved to be back to my regulary scheduled life.
After all the waiting I had done in the past two months, I wasn’t looking forward to sitting in the airport lounge for three hours with just a book. I took the chance and brought a (metal) crochet hook with me…and it passed through security twice!
Towards the time we were boarding, a woman near me said “Excuse me, are you knitting?” then seeing my project she said “Oh, it’s crochet. Because we’re not allowed to knit on planes”…She was a knitter and found out the hard way when her sweater got dumped from her needles at an airport earlier this year. That’s when I realised the advantage of just losing the hook! I said that I had read about several people who have successfully brought bamboo needles on. I suggested she tries again and to also bring a plastic canvass needle and extra yarn next time to work as a stitch holder if they do end up confiscating the needles.
So, I happily crocheted the hours away, relieved they did not take my hook because I was too anxious to focus on anything and needed my mind to wander into the sunset as I produced stitch after stitch…