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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2007 12:48:03 PM »

I read an idea elsewhere on Craftster (here maybe?) for cutting yarn on an airplane: a dental floss container.  The little cutter thingy on there works just great; I actually tried it out recently when I flew.  I also had no problems with metal or plastic hooks flying through 3 different airports, just for the record.  On one flight one of the stewardesses actually stopped to chat with me about my crocheting.  She said she crochets all the time during her layovers and whatnot because it's relaxing.  Smiley

It does seem to be the case though that there's basically no guarantees at all when it comes to flying, because decisions on what items are/are not allowed are completely up to the individual screeners.  It doesn't matter what the TSA says if the screener has made up their mind.  So I would still bring a book along, just in case.
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2007 01:20:12 PM »

if i cant crochet, i am screwed....i dont read for fun, except my travel guides (i only read one fiction author, and he hasnt put a new book out recently, and i have read all the murder non-fic books that interest me already) and i have already read them all cover to cover repeatedly.....i guess i read more than i thought..but i still dont have any books to take with me Sad and magazines go in 10 minutes.....i will have my laptop, but i wont have the net, and my favorite game is on my PC
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007 11:22:14 AM »

I took my crochet w/ me on a flight to Ireland a few weeks ago.  I had my Balene II hooks and I used nail clippers to cut yarn (someone around here suggested that).  No fuss, no muss and I had plenty to keep me occupied.
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2007 01:14:31 PM »

are Balene II hooks made of whale parts? cos they kinda seem like they are
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2007 05:48:48 PM »

Hey dahling!  Don't worry about your hooks--when we flew to Florida last year, I took a bunch of my hooks and they didn't give them a second look (some metal, some plastic).  No way you want to sit in an airport for however long and THEN sit on the plane for that long with nothing to do!  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2007 09:29:05 PM »

well, i feel MUCH better now, im actually already sketching out my crochet bag to take with me (with my Mickey fabric i think)

well, im dreaming about it, i doubt ill have time to create it Sad

but i WILL have my crochet with me, if i have to buy a crochet bag or make one hehe

thanks sweetie, i heart your help!! Grin
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2007 04:43:00 AM »

one of my friend's flew to Germany and back this past month and took her knitting along - worked on it on the plane and all - though I know she didn't take a scissors with, she had plenty of yarn to occupy her on the trip

As far as I know they didn't bat an eye about her bamboo knitting needles

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« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2007 08:01:20 AM »

I'm in Japan right now -- and I can say I can't imagine the 14+ hours on the plane without my crocheting! I always find the US side of things is a bit more picky than the Japan side. I use fingernail clippers to cut my yarn (I usually carry a pair in my purse, the ones without the little file that flips out). I did purchase some plastic hooks for travel, too. I didn't notice the slightest difference. I prefer Susan Bates hooks and both my plastic and metal hooks are the same brand.
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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2007 08:59:02 AM »

I flew from JFK Airport to Israel via Madrid two weeks ago with an aluminum J hook in my carryon, and nobody cared.  Don't know yet about the return to the US - that comes tonight.
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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2007 11:08:09 AM »

good luck on your flight, and be safe!!

and i think the general idea is that as long as im not wielding any giant poke-y scissors i will be fine...and my thread cutter pendant says its TSA approved, and my neighbor is the biggest rule junkie i know, so i will verify with him if i need a back up plan...
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