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Old 02-17-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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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

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Old 02-17-2006, 04:07 PM   #2
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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 that have a small razor blade in them to use for cutting yarn.




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Old 02-17-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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Or those little ones that fold up. I don't know where you'd get them though...

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Old 02-17-2006, 04:53 PM   #5
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all very great ideas, thanks a lot! I think I'll just try several things and hope for the best
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Kilgore, you don't want scissors at all, what you need is a yarn cutting pendant. You can order one here.
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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.
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I brought a childs blunt nose scissors on the plane with me and had no problems at all. I got them at Target.
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Originally Posted by MrTea
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: :rofling: lol i think it just means it is a reeeeeally good suggestion!
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I've brought small scissors from a sewing kit. They're blunt noe too. Never even had a question with them.
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