I've been mentally packing for a few flights I'll be taking in a few weeks and the one thing that must go with me is my knitting. I hate sitting on planes with nothing to do. Reading is fine but I like to look around and keep my mind on the flight not some good book (I'm odd like that).
My thought went to a soft bag of sorts to carry my knitting and the ease of just stuffing it in my carry on when I need to. So I dug in my fabric box and found this piece that has been in there for quite some time. Appropriate enough it's design is about sewing.
I simply cut a rectangle and sewed the sides together.
Then sewed a band around the top, added a button hole on each side of the band for the draw string.
Why buy some expensive braided rope when I have so many different yarns to choose from. I simply measured out a length and used six strands to give it some strength.
Don't laugh but I was being lazy and did not want to get up and hook the end of the yarn to something while I braided it into a rope, so please excuse my foot, I used my toes.
Then hooking the new braid to a safety pin, I ran it through the band I created on top. Worked perfectly!
There, that was easy and only took about a half hour to make.
It's so soft and shoves easily into my carry on.
Now thinking about the security... a few months ago I flew and brought my crochet, that was a hook. I'm wondering if they will let me on with knitting needles? The one I'm using is in the round, not two long needles. Hopefully they will not take it from me? How upset I was when they took my favorite pair of sewing scissors. They were all of 2 1/2 in long but they took them away from me anyway. I could have done more damage with my pen?
Has anyone flown lately and brought their knitting needles into the cabin? If anyone has the answer please let me know... TY
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