"Do not memorize anything that can be looked up; save the mind for creativity." (Albert Einstein)
I got out my airplane knitting, a sock on thin plastic needles (just in case, because you never know what the knitting needles rules are in other countries), which I keep in this cute bag my mom gave me. This sock is just a plain one, but knit with this (cotton) yarn that makes a pattern that kind of looks fair isle-ish, which my mom bought me at the Rosemont knitting convention a few years ago.
Before this trip, I had done the ribbing, On this trip, I turned the heel and almost got to the toes. Of one sock. Sigh.
Movies to knit by: The in-flight selections weren't the best, but I did watch a few, including Bright Star, the love story about Keats. Also, The Boys are Back, about a sportswriter who raises his sons after his wife dies (this did not help with missing Sam). Then I watched the first part of the National Parks documentary, which was excellent.
I also started (and finished while in China) John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany, which was recommended by my friend D'Arcy. What an excellent book! Here's an interesting article about it on salon, and a reader's guide here.
It will probably be a long time before I get to read a book for pleasure again!