Even better I suspect this might be the perfect travelling project. Especially as cotton would be easier to knit in hot climates than wool.
Oh, and here's a tip from experience: don't use Eucalyptus oil to clean off the remnants of adhesive from your needles and then shove one in your mouth while counting the stitches on the other. Ergh! Even after a good rinse the needles still taste disgusting :-(