Well it finally happened. I was coming home from Mexico yesterday and the Security people opened my bag and found my knitting needles. They were plastic so I thought I was ok - they didn't think the same way. I thought my Spanish was pretty bad but once I got started I was babbling away in Spanish about how I have come through that airport many times and have never had a problem and how they were plastic and that was permitted. Oh well they took them any way. Luckliy they were detachable so I was able to keep my knitting on the cord. What a bummer.
What's worse is I got to the gate and a woman was knitting. I just had to go ask her if she had a problem getting through security. She was knitting on Bamboo and said they didn't even check her bag - then she showed me a pair she had in metal and still no problem.
I went to my LYS to replace the needles yesterday and they thought maybe it was a guy thing - that it looked odd to see a man with knitting needles.
Next trip is Monday and I'm going to put the detachables in my briefcase with my pens and see if they can find them. Monday is a 5 hour flight and I'll be so bummed if I can't knit.