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Kilgore_Trout
02-17-2006, 04:03 PM
Hey Knitters! I'm about to take an international flight and OF COURSE I will be bringing my knitting along. I've never had a problem before bringing my needles on the plane, but I've never brought scissors, always working on a big enough project that it didn't matter. Now I'm making baby socks, I'll want to make several on the plane. How will I break the yarn to start a new project with no scissors?!?! There must be some trick...teeth? toenail? :P

Kilgore

brendajos
02-17-2006, 04:07 PM
do they allow nail clippers? i have used those before. i heard a rumor a while back they were going to let small scissors on flights and then took it back so i don't know where that stands at this point. they also make those necklace like things (http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/tools_display.aspx?itemid=80121) that have a small razor blade in them to use for cutting yarn.




edited to add the link

Pensguys
02-17-2006, 04:15 PM
How about some blunt nose scissors? I have a little small pair. I think I'd try to get those on but then have a fallback idea too.

Friskums
02-17-2006, 04:44 PM
Or those little ones that fold up. I don't know where you'd get them though...

Edit: Here's some. (http://www.purlsoho.com/product_detail.php?type=accessories&id=457)

Kilgore_Trout
02-17-2006, 04:53 PM
all very great ideas, thanks a lot! I think I'll just try several things and hope for the best :p

MrTea
02-17-2006, 04:57 PM
Kilgore, you don't want scissors at all, what you need is a yarn cutting pendant. You can order one here (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Accessories-Yarn_Cutter_Pendant-1178.html).

MrTea
02-17-2006, 05:08 PM
Oops, I didn't read brendajos's post before I made mine. The yarn cutting pendant I mentioned is the same thing as brendajos suggested. Sorry for the redundancy. I guess I shouldn't open my big mouth until I've read everything.

Jan in CA
02-17-2006, 05:19 PM
I brought a childs blunt nose scissors on the plane with me and had no problems at all. I got them at Target.

brendajos
02-17-2006, 05:22 PM
Oops, I didn't read brendajos's post before I made mine. The yarn cutting pendant I mentioned is the same thing as brendajos suggested. Sorry for the redundancy. I guess I shouldn't open my big mouth until I've read everything.



wow that MUST be embarrassing! Glad i have never done anything like that! :rofling: :roflhard: :rofling: lol i think it just means it is a reeeeeally good suggestion! ;) :thumbsup:

feministmama
02-17-2006, 05:38 PM
I've brought small scissors from a sewing kit. They're blunt noe too. Never even had a question with them.

MrTea
02-17-2006, 05:49 PM
I'm about to take an international flight

"International" is the operative word here. Just because some of you have flown from Cincinatti to Cleaveland with blunt nosed scissors dosen't mean flying into and out of Australia, for example, you will be OK.

It really depends on what country you are flying into/out of. Some contries have much stricter policies than others regarding this issue. I think you are probably safest with the pendant. Or both, that way if one gets confiscated you have the other one.

If worst comes to worst, you can always separate the plys and them rip them apart with your fingers.

Kilgore_Trout
02-17-2006, 06:15 PM
I'll be flying from Germany to California. I'll try to find that pendant thing somewhere here, that really does sound like the best idea. :D

knitncook
02-18-2006, 11:44 AM
I have a "doo dad" that I bought in the quilting supply area at JoAnn's that is a yarn snipper. It's the same principle as the pendants, but it is small and has only one blade. It's a small plastic red disk with a notch where the blade is. I think it is made by Dritz.

knittingachiever
02-18-2006, 12:33 PM
"International" is the operative word here. Just because some of you have flown from Cincinatti to Cleaveland with blunt nosed scissors dosen't mean flying into and out of Australia, for example, you will be OK.

No need to get snippy. Ha ha, get it, snippy? :roflhard: :|

Pensguys
02-18-2006, 01:37 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Jenelle
02-18-2006, 01:57 PM
I'd buy the yarn pendant, its easy to carry and easy to use(it's what I heard, I don't have one) or, you can get these small nose blunt scizzors that fold up to be about 1" x 1" and they are easy to carry to. You can find the foldable scizzors at any craft store, or anywhere where they sell sewing stuff(walmart or joann's are good places)

Or, you can get a pair of those tiny toe nail clippers that you use for babies and toddlers.

TamaraKnits
02-18-2006, 08:55 PM
I recently flew internationally (Miami to Amsterdam and back) and did a lot of knitting in flight research. Craftster (www.craftster.org) has a very good (but long) thread that I think is worth reading.

The search function there is down right now or I'd post a link but you may want to try it later.

There are certain countries such as the UK and especially Australia which are not knit-on-flight friendly I have read. The Netherlands did not give my any trouble with it.

I have heard of needles and yarn being confiscated somewhat randomly so I wouldn't take your favorite stuff otherwise bring a pouch that you can use to mail them to yourself if the airport security is planning on taking your stuff away.

I used the Clover pendant (linked to above) and brought my Denise needles and had no problem. Metal needles, any type of scissors, sharp darning needles, long corded circular needles are the highest risk to fly with.

Good luck - let us know how Germany treats on flight knitters and I hope you have an awesome trip!

NinaT
02-19-2006, 08:27 PM
How about a dental floss container. They can't object to that!

kellyjo32
02-20-2006, 10:31 AM
You can also use a letter opener, the type that has the long point with the blade protected. I threw that in with my knitting stuff when we flew, and now that's all I use!

hedgehog
02-20-2006, 10:56 AM
You mean one of these? That's a GREAT idea! I wish i would have thought of that on my last flight.

-hh

aylaanne
02-20-2006, 01:39 PM
You mean one of these? That's a GREAT idea! I wish i would have thought of that on my last flight.

-hh
Haha, I got one of those that had the window open, so I could put whatever I wanted in there. I didn't know what I wanted to put in there, so I left it open for a while. Then, when I was cleaning my clutter, I found a wallet-sized picture of my sister that I didn't want to lose, so I put it in the window to keep it safe, but didn't close it.

My beloved fiancÚ, thinking he was helping, closed the window for me. So now I call it my libby. I think I'll keep it with my knitting from now on, that's a great idea.

kellyjo32
02-20-2006, 01:59 PM
Yep, that's exactly what I was talking about! I just couldn't thinking of a good way to describe it, but I guess my description worked, because you knew what I meant! :D

hedgehog
02-20-2006, 03:24 PM
So now I call it my libby

Freaky!! That's MY name!! :)

-hh

aylaanne
02-20-2006, 03:33 PM
Freaky!! That's MY name!! :)

-hh
OMG, are you my sister?! :shock:

LOL, just kidding. My sister just turned 13.