Friday, March 12, 2010

Up In The Air And Knitting

While many are heading south for a bit of sunshine, others are staying close to home enjoying the very mild weather. The snow is melting a little bit more every day in Muskoka as we inch up into the double digits. Environment Canada states we have had the driest, mildest winter on record since the 1940's. Don't jinx it by putting away your snowboots too soon!

If you are one of the lucky ones travelling over the coming weeks, remember to pack your knitting projects along with your sunscreen. The most often asked question at this time of year is, "Can I knit on the airplane?" Although the answer to that question ultimately rests on the shoulders of the airline personnel, Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority does state that knitting needles and crochet hooks are permitted in both carry on and checked baggage. Wooden, bamboo or plastic needles are acceptable, in circular lengths instead of straight. Isn't that great news! Think of even the shortest flight, wedged into a narrow seat without a chance to knit your way through the clouds.

For a little bit more Spring inspiration here are some of the newest arrivals from Katia-

Duna- 100% cotton ribbon in spot printed colourways, a quick knit on 8.00 mm needles

Tobago- 100% cotton in vibrant self-striping colourways, for both children and womens styles, knit on 4.00 mm needles

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