Speaking of the TSA, did you know that knitting needles are allowed as carry-on items? I was on a flight a couple weeks ago and there was a lady knitting with two 10″ (estimated) knitting needles that appeared to be made out of stainless steel or some other metal. But pliers and toy weapons aren’t allowed? Now, I’m not looking to allow pliers or plastic guns on planes, but I would think that if those weren’t allowed, then long, pointy knitting needles wouldn’t be allowed either.
Fortunately for all of us, cattle prods are prohibited. Call your airline or go here for a complete listing.