That you can take crochet hooks (and knitting needles) on airplanes?
I thought surely they would be prohibited. While I think a crochet hook would make a pretty crappy weapon unless you had a tiny steel hook, knitting needles could be kind of dangerous. I guess us crafty types aren't generally dangerous and those dangerous types look for better weapons than a G hook.
Anyway, just out of curiosity, I looked it up on the TSA website and it clearly states you can bring them. I might even print it out, just in case someone wants to give me lip. =) I'm sure that would get me a full body search, flapping a sheet of paper at them telling them they're wrong.
I've been asked if I would make a baby blanket to donate to a basket a friend of a friend is creating... it's for moms with babies who have Down's Syndrome. I think that would be a good project for doing on a plane... I have a soft spot in my heart for parents of special children like that. I think God hand-picks some really amazing people for that job.
So... just a handful of days to go until we set sail. I still can't really believe I'm getting to go. I'm excited, of course, but I can feel the worry and anxiety over leaving my family creeping up. My neck and shoulders are already bunching up. I know everything will be fine. I've tried to sit back a little more and watch my husband with the kids... he's so good at helping them with their homework and can somehow get them to pick up their messes better than I can. I don't see that all that much since we work opposite shifts. I know he's fully capable of keeping all four of them alive for a week, but it's hard to imagine that they won't suffer somehow without me to run the show. LOL I guess it's possible that they won't miss me nearly as much as I worry about... which is a whole other worry in and of itself.
I don't know how much of what I had planned to get done before my trip that will get done. I'm just not feeling the whole sewing thing right now. I was so excited to get back in front of the sewing machine and I just didn't feel it when I got there. I'm sure it will come. Crocheting is just easier to relax with. I can watch TV and it's quieter. Takes less space. Blah, blah, blah...
However, I did wrap the cords on the ear buds to my MP3 player. I saw a pin on Pinterest a long time ago of wrapped earbuds and decided to figure it out. I don't think I did it the same way, but it worked and I like it. It seemed a like an awful lot of work since I rarely use the thing and even then, I rarely have tangled cords. But now my pink Sansa has pale green cords and it's pretty. What else matters? =)