18 February 2011

Dental floss container as yarn cutter

Amazon: Glide dental floss Are you or your kid into knitting or crochet? Fantastic hobby that's creative, calming, inexpensive, portable, quiet, productive, and requires no batteries or headphones. I could go on and on about what crochet has done for me lately (maybe I will in another post), but for now, a hack I learned from an employee of my favorite Portland yarn store:

If you like to knit or crochet while on a plane, a dental floss container is a TSA-friendly alternative to scissors.

Related: Anyone can knit with a Knifty Knitter loom

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There is no restriction on bringing small scissors onboard the plane. I bring my embroidery with me when I fly and have never had an issue - I just put all my sewing supplies in a clear ziplock bag and place it in the scan tray along with my ziplock bag of toiletries.

I've always been afraid to chance it. From what I can tell it seems dependent on the individuals who are working security that day.

Brilliant. Unlike pointy embroidery scissors, I can keep an empty dental floss container in reach of my nursing chair without creating a hazard for my curious toddler.

What a brilliant idea! I've been knitting and crocheting for 2/3 of my life, and I've never thought of that!

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