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Old 02-17-2006, 05:49 PM   #11
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Re: breaking yarn in flight
Originally Posted by Kilgore_Trout
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.
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:15 PM   #12
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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
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:44 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:33 PM   #14
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Re: breaking yarn in flight
Originally Posted by MrTea
"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? :|
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Old 02-18-2006, 01:37 PM   #15
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Old 02-18-2006, 01:57 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:55 PM   #17
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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!
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:27 PM   #18
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How about a dental floss container. They can't object to that!
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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!
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You mean one of these? That's a GREAT idea! I wish i would have thought of that on my last flight.

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