I'm sure this topic has been covered to death, but can we humor a newbie? I have to fly to Phoenix this weekend to attend a funeral. I'd like to take along the scarf I'm working on, and I've already checked the TSA site to note that knitting needles and crochet hooks are acceptable carry-ons. I note, too, that pointy scissors with blades of less than 4 inches are apparently allowable.
So I should be in the clear, right? I'll have to check my tapestry needles and long scissors, but I'm assuming I won't have a problem carrying a few balls of yarn, a couple of circular needles, a yarn gauge, some short scissors and a crochet hook in my knitting bag.
Does anyone have any other tips for traveling with knitting supplies? Should I call the airport before my flight takes off to see if there are any "extra" security measures? I'm assuming I shouldn't have "too many" sets of needles in my check-in, and I don't plan to bring more yarn than I can reasonably work with while I'm gone. But I've heard horror stories of people having hugely complicated intarsia or large afghans confiscated at the security gate, and I want to make sure I'll be able to fly without any problems.
Thanks in advance for any advice/comments/tips/tricks you guys might have.