Needle Confiscation Blues

So, I took an ever so lovely trip to Cancun last week, and came back with this:

Notice the horrendous lack of needles on my ripple scarf? They were confiscated at security on my way back into the states! I pleaded pitifully, but no luck. *le sigh* It's been a little while since I've flown, and I completely forgot about metal tips even being an issue. I'll never understand why they allow ballpoint pens and not knitting needles on the plane.

So I made a knitted circular needle as an ode to the lost one.