Like a sardine …

Plane_knittingJust got back from a week long holiday in Catalonia and the Pyrenees.

Firebirds didn’t make it into my pack so there was no progress this week.  However, I did find some buttons in Barcelona that might work out well.

I didn’t set out to make this a fiber holiday but did manage to visit a few yarn stores in Barcelona and two Mohair goat farms in the Ariège region.

More details and photos to come later this week.

On the flight over I asked if it was OK to take my knitting on the plane and was told at the check-in counter that Heathrow security probably wouldn’t let the needles through. When I heard this I decided to put my needles in my checked baggage.

Most of the week I was too busy to knit but was itching do some on the flight home so this time I decided to go ahead and see what would happen and risked having my needles taken away. I was pleasantly surprised when I made it through Heathrow security with my bamboo circular needles and was able to start the Swallowtail Shawl from Interweave Knits.

I’ve got to say, that while getting the needles on the plane wasn’t a problem, knitting while squeezed into a middle seat with my elbows tucked at my side wasn’t all that comfortable or fun. I finally gave up knitting mid-flight.

3 thoughts on “Like a sardine …

  1. Lucky you, getting to visit the Ariège! One of my favorite parts of France. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the mountains up beyond Ax-les-Thermes (Montaillou), and in another village up beyond Foix (le Four). Where were your mohair farms?

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