Lots of great knitting done while on holiday...
the Regia Nation Colour socks.... as yet unblocked and ends unwoven, because I lost my good pointy darning needle. Still, it's not really socks weather.
I am endlessly amused by the offset stripes.
And a really great simple lace scarf in Malabrigo sock yarn... it's from Victorian Lace Today. It's the "Scarf with striped border" from page 80.
I was without pins or blocking wires, and so all I managed to do was wash it in the hotel sink and then let it hang dry over the towel rail. I love it now - will be even better when properly blocked. You can see what it's supposed to look like at the top right of this page...
The Malabrigo sock is great for lace - nice and smooth, and fine. It's a soft yarn - almost delicate, and I think it's better suited to lace than socks. I'd be afraid that it wouldn't wear well.
And as to the needles on a plane status - no problems at all with bamboo dpns for the socks, and a short metal circular for the lace. I love lace for long plane rides, as I've often remarked.