So my last morning here and I had to be up and out by 9:30 in order to check out and be on time for my airport pick up. I managed to squash my stash and clothes into my suitcase and handbag. I wondered if it was over weight still. I had bought extra luggage allowance on-line as I was over weight on the way and paid a lot of money at the airport. I left my room hoping for the best with a list of items I could ditch if necessary – the yarn wasn’t one of them!
I knitted all the way to the airport as there were seven other passengers to collect. I checked in after weighing my case – just under 10kg so I should be fine. I spent time blogging in the airport waiting for the flight to be called. My case was weighed when I showed my boarding card and everything was fine. I made my way to the boarding gate and just before leaving the building there was another member of staff with a case size checker. Now my case fits into these checkers when it is not crammed full of yarn. I hope he didn’t want to check my bag! As I handed my boarding pass over again the staff member was distracted by another staff member. As I took my boarding pass back I heard him say “Madam”, I presumed he was talking to someone else and just kept walking! Either he wasn’t talking to me or he couldn’t be bothered to haul me back. I just kept on walking and didn’t look back!
The flight was uneventful and we landed early. I was really lucky with my transfer back to Byron Bay as the driver had waited for me and I got straight on. There was a couple of guys on the bus that I chatted to on and off during the journey. They were in Byron Bay on business for a couple of days. I never did find out what sort of business. I knitted most of the way home until we got off the freeway and it got too bumpy. There are only so many dropped stitches I can cope with! I was the last drop off but managed to make it back just after 4pm. Not a bad journey at all really.
Well, I promised to let you know how my knitting has been doing – not quite a square a day but not far off!
I spent the evening emptying my case and sorting my stuff out. Here is the yarn I have smuggled back to Byron Bay.
I know it isn’t really smuggling but it felt a bit like that! I think it will make a lovely throw to remind me of Melbourne and it smells and feels wonderful!
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