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« Reply #50 on: December 08, 2006 02:31:46 PM »

i took plastic hooks and plastic darning needles and cut my yarn w/ the cutter from a package of dental floss.

Ohhhhh! I finally get what everyone has been talking about now with using dental floss to cut their yarn. I couldn't figure out how the floss would cut through yarn! Silly me... Wink
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« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2006 03:11:35 PM »

I've taken my cutter bee scissors in my carryon since the newest restrictions....the blade *is* 4 inches or less, but they're also SUPER sharp.  In theory, someone probably could do damage with it.
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« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2006 04:18:25 PM »

Have you thought about beadwork?  You could prepackage all of the beads you want on your jewelry in little sandwich bags.  The lap board on the back of the person in front of you's chair is a great little board for laying out beads.  You can also buy bead boards that have slots and ridges in them for you to lay out your bead design and would probably be helpful in keeping your beads from spilling if there is any turbulence.  This would be great for those short plane flights because it doesn't take long at all to make a bracelet.  If you pre-plan and pre-cut the string or wire the only tool you might need is a crimping tool but you could use mono-fillament (I think that is how it is spelled)  basically fishing line and then you could just tie it.
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« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2006 09:23:04 AM »

Have you thought about beadwork?  You could prepackage all of the beads you want on your jewelry in little sandwich bags.  The lap board on the back of the person in front of you's chair is a great little board for laying out beads.  You can also buy bead boards that have slots and ridges in them for you to lay out your bead design and would probably be helpful in keeping your beads from spilling if there is any turbulence.  This would be great for those short plane flights because it doesn't take long at all to make a bracelet.  If you pre-plan and pre-cut the string or wire the only tool you might need is a crimping tool but you could use mono-fillament (I think that is how it is spelled)  basically fishing line and then you could just tie it.

I took memory wire, memory wire cutters, and needle nose pliers in my carry-on last month.  no one batted an eye at it.
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« Reply #54 on: December 16, 2006 03:40:52 PM »

Good trick for getting knitting needles on a plane: use them as hair sticks. True, this only works if your hair is long enough to pull it up, but Security usually doesn't even look twice at them. This works best with bamboo needles or short metal ones (especially if you decorate them with beads at the end like I did).

As for a cutter, if you get a decorative one, glue a pinback onto it and wear it as a brooch you can wear it on the plane. Another good part of that is that you always know right where it is and usually don't have to take it off in order to use it.

I'll usually only take knitting, crocheting or pattern drafting materials on a plane with me. Everything else seems too messy for such small spaces.
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« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2006 12:25:18 PM »

Zaemunda, that's an AWESOME idea.  Very sneaky.
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« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2006 10:44:01 AM »

I must say that I was just on a plane and had a great time knitting. One of my best plane trips ever. I struck up a conversation with the girl next to me cuz of it and it turned out we had a ton in common and she even knew my boyfriend. Anyhow-- I got a lot done while chatting and even got to tell them a bit about what knitting was really like and why ppl do it. I told them how much a sweater costs to make--using nice yarn-- and they both asked why you wouldnt just buy a sweater. I suppose I got through a bit though Wink
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« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2006 09:18:20 AM »

i'm going to Vegas in Feb and I got a Knifty Knitter for Christmas which I am totally addicted to, so I was planning on taking that on the plane with me.  I figured if I started in at home and finished it in the hotel I would be ok
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« Reply #58 on: January 01, 2007 08:29:39 AM »

i do a lot of plastic canvas on planes.  lost some GOOD scissors, though on boarding.  Sad
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« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2007 12:41:11 PM »

Considering all of the security in place for our safety, it makes me uneasy to "sneak" things on.  After all, if anyone of us could do it, so could someone who's intentions are less than crafty.  I took a trip in December and September and brough my crochet hooks, small skeins of yarn, a nail clipper (without a file on it), and my blunt-ended needles on.  No one even looked in my bag.  I really think that anymore, the majority of crafting supplies can be taken on a plane.  Still, to avoid having things taken, I'd go with very tiny clippers for cutting yarn and bamboo or plastic knitting needles.  Maybe take along a one-skein project that can rest in a bag--I put mine in the seat pocket in front of me and worked out of it. 
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