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Friday, August 26, 2016

Yarn Addict

Heading to Western Pennsylvania to visit mon père today. Did you know? Supposedly knitting needles are allowed on planes. Now then, do these not look like weapons? Do these, somehow, NOT look like they could stab a person dead?
Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane. (source)

Knitting needles might prove more difficult because a rare security person might consider them a weapon. This doesn't happen very often. The easiest way to prevent problems is to bring plastic or bamboo hooks and needles, as these are less likely to appear threatening than aluminum or steel supplies. (source)
So then, I zipped off to the craft shop yesterday for bamboo needles. Yes, I’ve become a knitting addict. It’s très calming and beats the hell out of stuffing my gob with unneeded calories. I know I'd breeze through security with a bag 'o' Mint Milanos – will I make it through whilst packing bamboo knitting needles? We'll see.

Ya know, I hear tell all the cool kids have succumbed to Knit Mania now.

Huh. When did knitting become a thing, a fad and why am I, as uzh, so late to the party?
Once seen as the mark of growing old, knitting is now becoming a fast-growing fad among the Facebook generation.

Knitting parties, where 20-and-30-somethings meet to chat and make woolly creations are now all the rage: a Google search brings up pages and pages of knitting events, as well as access to free knitting patterns galore for anyone who wants to host their own.  (source)
OK, ‘scuse me, gotta pack and jet. Cheers!

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