Emma and I spent today doing a yarn shop crawl, and choosing a project for the plane. Previously I’d looked online to find out whether or not knitting is prohibited on planes leaving Sydney Airport. Mijal has flown out of Sydney with knitting in her carry on luggage, and had no problems. I, on the other hand, am a magnet for security at airports, and if there is a chance of having my knitting taken away, it will happen to me.
So I’ve picked a project, bought yarn, and I’m ready to go. And then I found this. Note page 3 –
1 Make jokes about bombs or security threats.
This is now a criminal offence.
2 Pack sharp objects such as knives, scissors,
corkscrews, or knitting needles in your hand luggage.
3 Refuse screening.
4 Leave your hand luggage unattended at any time.
5 Refuse random explosive trace detection (ETD)
screening if you are asked to participate.