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« on: May 04, 2004 01:03:48 PM »

Hello!!
This is my first post on these boards, hooray! i live in honolulu, hi and am taking a vacation next week to phoenix (tempe, really). my problem is that i wanna knit on the plane and just called TSA and i can't bring my aluminum needles on board. Sad
 anyway, knitting isn't very popular here, so finding needles that aren't metal/aluminum is nearly impossible (yes, i have called every craft store on the island).
i was wondering if any knittters in the Phoenix area could recommend a good yarn/knitting store. I really want to get bamboo, wood, or even plastic knitting needles....so i can at least knit on my plane ride home.

Please help!!!
Thanks, and aloha, Bekki
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2004 01:17:17 PM »

You can find plastic knitting needles and often bamboo at most craft stores here, like Michael's and JoAnn's. There are two nice stores near, but not in Tempe that I know of; Arizona Knitting in Scottsdale on Goldwater and Scottsdale Roads at the south end of old town, and The Fiber Factory in Mesa on Main Street between Country Club and Center.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2004 01:21:03 PM »

If I were you, I'd try bringing my knitting along anyway.  Also bring a self addressed, stamped envelope, so that if they don't let you bring them on, you can mail them to yourself.  That way, in the best situation you can knit on the plane, and in the worst, you can bring the yarn through the stitches, and mail the needles home, and bring your knitting with you so that you can continue when you get to AZ.

according to the list on this site: http://www.tsa.gov/public/display?theme=177 knitting and crochet needles are ok in carry on or checked luggage.  You might want to print that list, and also go to the site for your airline and do the same for their list.  I've flown with my knitting tons of times and never had any problems.  Don't try to bring scissors with pointed tips, or really pointy stitch holders, etc in your carry on - throw those in your checked luggage.  As long as there's a fair amount of actual knitting on your needles, I don't think you'll have any problem.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2004 09:18:08 AM »



according to the list on this site: http://www.tsa.gov/public/display?theme=177 knitting and crochet needles are ok in carry on or checked luggage.  You might want to print that list, and also go to the site for your airline and do the same for their list.  I've flown with my knitting tons of times and never had any problems.  Don't try to bring scissors with pointed tips, or really pointy stitch holders, etc in your carry on - throw those in your checked luggage.  As long as there's a fair amount of actual knitting on your needles, I don't think you'll have any problem.


ya know, i saw that (b/c i called TSA then went to their site) too, and was thinking the same thing about printing it out.  i hadn't thought about the fact that as long as i have a lot going on the needles, they shouldn't make such an issue outta it.

thanks so much for all your help!! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2004 09:31:30 PM »

there is a michaels in tempe on the corner of price (which is the access road to the 10 freeway) and baseline rd.  there's also a joann's and a hancock fabrics at the corner of mcclintock and southern roads (the joann's is on the corner by walgreens and the hancock is right across the street near bashas)

let me know if you want further instructions!  i used to live there as recently as a year ago, so i know everything about the fabric/craft stores in the area Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2004 06:13:48 PM »

Thanks again, i leave on thursday and i can't wait.

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