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Jamye 11-08-2005 08:49 PM

Can you take your knitting needles....
 
with you when you fly? Do they allow plastic needles or no needles....or what?

wildforyarn 11-08-2005 08:55 PM

I have taken both bamboo needles and my denise interchangeable set and they were both fine.

HeatherFeather 11-08-2005 08:55 PM

If you go to the TSA website, and then do a search for knitting needles, it will be able to tell you...also you could do a search here, as this topic has been discussed.

But basically...they prefer wood to metal, straight to circs (I think, or is it the other way around???) Hmm...I took my circ bamboo's on with no problem.

BUT...a lot of it depends on the agent. Has anybody had anything confiscated??? or not really confiscated, but not allowed?

Ingrid 11-08-2005 09:27 PM

A friend of mine recently flew to New Orleans, I don't know which airline, and the took away her manicure scissors but let her keep her needles. They were metal straights. I figure that they'd rather deal with knitting needles on the plane than a bunch of knitters who can't have them. ;)

I know it's been discussed here and on other forums. I'd check with the airline.

KellyK 11-08-2005 09:52 PM

I have taken all kinds of needles on planes with me...I even got through with my zippo lighter when I went to Detroit!! :shock: OH What I COULD have done!! MUAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Angelia 11-08-2005 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KellyK
I have taken all kinds of needles on planes with me...I even got through with my zippo lighter when I went to Detroit!! :shock: OH What I COULD have done!! MUAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Skeery!! :shock:

About the needles: I checked the TSA website a couple of days ago, and knitting needles and crochet hooks are allowed, as are rounded-point scissors.

Jamye 11-08-2005 11:17 PM

Guess ya can't stab anyone with rounded end scissors??? :rollseyes:

Angelia 11-09-2005 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamye
Guess ya can't stab anyone with rounded end scissors??? :rollseyes:

:roflhard:

I think it's funny they allow circular needles...I guess the garotte isn't a concern ;)

Debbie 11-09-2005 07:31 AM

Like a knitter who just lost count on a 12 row lace pattern and dropped 3 stitches after someone stepped on their project, which had already been stained by their seatmate's wine would do anything dangerous. Oh, Please.

Ingrid 11-09-2005 08:58 AM

I'd never risk getting blood on my knitting!!


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