On Monday I went to Nashville for the day. I was very excited to have some time to knit, as having a full time job and a three month old does not lend itself to much free time. My latest project is a hat for a friend’s three-year-old son, and on the way up to Nashville I got most of it done. On the way back I needed to work on shaping the crown and the top, so I got out my double pointed needles. (For you non-knitters, double pointed needles are exactly what they sound like—needles that are pointed on both ends. Here is an example.) When the flight attendant came through to do her final seatbelt check, she paused for a second next to me. I was half expecting a “What are you making?” Or “How cute!” But no. She said, “I’m going to need you to put that way for take-off and landing.”
Whaaaa? How many flights have I been on, with how many knitting projects—like 100? Often times I am using my double pointed needles. I have never, ever been asked to put away my knitting. What’s next, I’ll have to put away my book? My co-worker and the guy sitting next to me were equally confused. But since you have to do what the flight attendant says, I put it away and immediately fell asleep.
Readers, have you ever had a flight attendant tell you to put away something that seemed ridiculous?