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03-05-2011, 15:53   #31
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Anyone any experience of knitting on Ryanair? I have wooden interchangeable tips on a circular needle so even if they confiscate the points I can keep the knitting but if anyone knows that it is a no no then I won't bother risking the tips.
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I've seen them confiscating needles from knitting, personally I wouldn't risk my interchangeables.
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I had my 2 plastic crochet hooks confiscated, mortifying! It was on BMI.
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I had my 2 plastic crochet hooks confiscated, mortifying! It was on BMI.
I shouldn't laugh but seriously what damage can be done with two plastic crochet hooks? I'm trying to picture some sort of Lara Croft character choosing the crochet hook as a weapon of choice....

Banning metal needles kind of makes sense, hence I thought wooden tips may make a difference, but if plastic hooks got taken???
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Funny considering I had a metal nail file and toe nail clippers in my hand luggage! Its a big no no, any kind of needles, they just approach you when they see the wool.
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Funny considering I had a metal nail file and toe nail clippers in my hand luggage! Its a big no no, any kind of needles, they just approach you when they see the wool.
Sucks for finger knitters!
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I would if I thought finger knitting would occupy me for 1.5 hours.
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I would have thought having a knitter on a flight WITHOUT her knitting would be far more dangerous!!
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Does anyone have an online pattern for baby boy booties, I need a pair made for Saturday night.

I have every thickness and size needle I will need, just need something that will work. I have a few but they are more girly 'Mary Jane' type ones.
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Does anyone have an online pattern for baby boy booties, I need a pair made for Saturday night.

I have every thickness and size needle I will need, just need something that will work. I have a few but they are more girly 'Mary Jane' type ones.
If someone finds you a pattern it will be a lot easier than taking the leap of faith required to follow my pattern here but just in case no one responds with a link I thought I'd pop this up, they are really simple plain ones and I did them in Peter Pan dk for my nephew which worked up beautifully (I'll recheck again for typos) and took a couple of hours.

Plain bootees in DK on 4mm for a newborn.

Cast on 23 sts loosely like for a sock.
Knit
K2 m1 K9 m1 k1 m1 k9 m1 k2
Knit
K2 m1 K11 m1 k1 m1 k11 m1 k2
Knit
K2 m1 K13 m1 k1 m1 k13 m1 k2
Knit
K2 m1 K15 m1 k1 m1 k15 m1 k2
with 39 sts do 6 rows of ss before shaping the instep

K22 s1 k1 psso turn
p6 p2tog turn
knit 6 s1 k1 psso turn
p6 p2tog turn
knit 6 s1 k1 psso turn
p6 p2tog turn
knit 6 s1 k1 psso turn
p6 p2tog turn
knit 6 s1 k1 psso turn
p6 p2tog turn (29 sts)
Knit to end increasing 1 stitch in center of the row

Change to 3 1/4 for the start of the rib
6 rows in 2 x 2 rib on the small needles then back onto 4mm. Continue until the rib is 7cm. cast off and sew up.
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WOW, thanks a million, hope you were able to copy and paste that!

It looks really good, Im running up a test 1 of these before bed but I'll try your tomorrow night.

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I've made something very close to these before and they were fab.

http://fuzzygalore.biz/patterns/cbbooties.shtml
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WOW, thanks a million, hope you were able to copy and paste that!

It looks really good, Im running up a test 1 of these before bed but I'll try your tomorrow night.

They're cute, and a bit different. The one I posted is very much the vanilla traditional bootie.

Actually having followed the pattern once I did the pattern with super chunkie on 8mm needles to make adult booties which required a little fiddling at the instep as I went along but actually turned out quite nicely. I stopped the rib short and put a ribbon in.
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I've made something very close to these before and they were fab.

http://fuzzygalore.biz/patterns/cbbooties.shtml
They look really cute and with another nephew or niece due this week I am thinking that maybe I should give them a go (but I'm kinda hoping for a niece so I can do some mary jane style ones with flowers that I have a pattern for).

I have never knit a flower although armed with my hook I can crochet a pansy or rose or whatever with my eyes closed (significant risk Beef will cheat and get the hook out when it comes time for flower production methinks)
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Finished my 'shot-gun' boots at 12:30am the day before the Baptisim. Had no time to get a pic. I did the ones above but in aran cabel stitches and a higher ankle. They stayed on for a while anyway.

I'll get a pic next time I see them orf I might make a set for my little one in another colour, I had to try them on her to see if they'd fit and she got attached.

Any way anyone got a pattern for a girls sun hat in debbie bliss dk cotton or similar?

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