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Old 12-12-2007, 11:16 AM   #11
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Bring a learn to crochet book and teach yourself to crochet on the trip. I noticed that they aren't included in your list of sharp items.
Yep, that's what I was going to say!
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #12
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Don't forget those chopstick like sticks that are worn as hair accessories.
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:18 PM   #13
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That's just odd. hehe. I flew a few months ago and my knitting needles were not a problem, so I guess maybe it's just the airline or the country. A lady at my LYS told me to cast on before I went to the airport, so they'd see I was working on something and wasn't just trying to bring sharp (haha) objects on the plane. Maybe you could get some cheap plastic ones and try, and then if they make you throw them out you're not out a whole lot.
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:50 PM   #14
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I actually learned to crochet this summer, it just isn't as much fun as knitting.
I'll have to look into alternative knitting tools. Still wondering about pencils, because those are something anyone should have. I'd CO with a pair to see right now but I have lots of Christmas knitting to finish!
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:12 PM   #15
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I don't know if I'd risk trying to sneak something on. I've heard a horror story from another girl who said she flew to France from the US. While going through security in France to board another airline, a security woman made her take out the "sharp, pointy items" in her bag. When she did, the security woman took it and pulled all of the knitting off the sticks and handed the sticks to another agent saying the sticks were forbidden on their airline. However, once the security woman saw the look of shock on my friend's face, she secretly handed her knitting back to her. I think she didn't realize what she had done until she did it.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:34 PM   #16
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Yeah I'm not into the idea of sneaking things on an airplane. I'm afraid of being stopped going through security and spending too much time getting searched and missing my flight. I had a classmate get stopped as we got on our flight home from Ecuador, so they could search his camera bag AGAIN. As in, they'd already searched it twice. He wasn't kept too long, but my luck, I would be!
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:26 PM   #17
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not too keen on garter stitch?
http://www.madisonknittersguild.org/..._scarf_lc.html

this scarf calls for worsted weight on 10.5s
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Ooh, that's unique! thanks!
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:40 PM   #19
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You could always try finger knitting, maybe? No idea what the page is, but someone came up with a way to use the fingers of your left hand like a loom, letting you make scarves and suarish things without needles. Does anyone have that address hidden away?
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:12 AM   #20
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I guess maybe it's just my experience, but airlines tend to be a bit more relaxed than they seem to be on paper. I've brought scissors on planes recently (and not just little ones) and no one seemed to care. I would try contacting the airline and see what they say
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