Airplane turbulence freaks me out

I took a short vacation this weekend and knitting saved my sanity. Seriously.

I was flying to Houston on Continental airlines and there were thunderstorms on the way. Mild turbulence makes me a little uncomfortable, so I pulled out the sock that I was working on to distract myself.

I was happily cranking away when the turbulence got worse. A lot worse. At one point the plane dropped so suddenly that my butt left the seat, and then the plane made this stomach-churning yawing motion that seriously made me think we were going to crash. My hands were shaking so badly I almost had to stop knitting.

But I kept at it. Focusing on controlling my hands enough to keep knitting was all that kept me from having a severe panic.

Knitting protects sanity. Sock pics to follow.

5 Responses to “Airplane turbulence freaks me out”

  1. bezzie Says:

    I was on one of those types of flights before–the passengers were screaming. I’m not sure even a sock could have saved me, lest I stuffed it in my mouth.

  2. Kath Says:

    At least you were in your seat when the turbulence started. Try being in the bathroom. :/

  3. Amanda Says:

    I just pretend it a roller coaster and go with it. I figure if Dad flew through thunderstorms etc. I’ll be fine. I do find the peson next to me digging their nails into my arm to be a bit distracting though.

  4. marnie Says:

    Sweet brother, you really need to learn to fly. It’ll reduce your fear of turbulence, it’s a huge kick in the pants, and it impresses the hell out of people when you tell them you’re a student pilot. Trust me.

    Love, M

  5. Miss Scarlett Says:

    Eeek! That seems surprising that they let you keep the sharp pointy’s when you’re bouncing around.
    Thank goodness they did!