Thursday, October 09, 2008

Another week with the piemaker...


We have decided to officially have pie with Pushing Daisies every week - that sounded like too fun and yummy of a proposition to pass up. I can't promise home-made every week - but we'll try. The Martha Stewart pie crust gets two thumbs up - and I really think it was crazy simple, I may just divorce the little doughboy for the real thing, I really like the rustic appearance made by my hands. Anyways, we had to postpone the watching and pie-eating to tonight because of some obligations last night - we just pretended it was Wednesday - thank gosh it isn't.

And I also knit with Ned. I am marching my way to the end of my sock weight Shetland Triangle - omg, will I be glad to be done with this - I'm just ready to wrap it up. If I run out of yarn, I may cry. I need it for a wedding next weekend. A wedding in Florida - hence the Peaknit family household personifies chaos. We are racing to prepare for our family wedding-slash-Disney adventure. We are planning to enjoy the Not-So-Scary Halloween party - though I will admit I referred to it as the Not-So-Fun party today, it was a true Fruedian slip. I should have prefaced by saying I asked my doctor for valium just to get on the plane. Yes, I know it's the safest form of travel - but have you ever heard "Isn't it Ironic"? I keep thinking Alannis Morisette was writing my future...I'm actually a very logical person, just not about planes. Could it be all of those episodes of "Seconds from Disaster" I have watched? I really should not have extended cable.

Anyways, (no, I am not breathing into a papersack after all of the thoughts of flying...really) my Mystery Sock KAL progress...


I am trying to perfect the crappy light box technique - I clearly need a couple more shop lamps. Anyways, I am use Mama Blue Simple Merino in Bramble and going for the cable-y version, though this is a mere cuff. I want to break up with my Shetland and get serious with these socks - I want to have some knitting monogamy going on for my vacation - try to be a good example for my children and date one project at a time. Does anyone know policy for knitting needles on a plane (once the Valium wears off, that is)? I'm planning to take the bamboo dpns...


Blogger Auntly H said...

mmmm pie!

I fly with really long size 0 circ's (I'm fond of magic loop) and never get a question, on domestic flights anyway. (Int'l returning to US is another story altogether - or 3.) I think you'll be ok w/bamboo dpn's.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

I flew 2 years ago with circular bamboo needles and no problems. says that you can carry knitting needles (it's the website to check). But I was still nervous when they were scanning my carry on...just because I didn't want to lose my needles! :)
I'm trying to date a pair of socks. The date's almost over though! :)

4:51 AM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

You should be good with the bamboo dpns, I've flown a few times with wood or plastic needles and never had any problems. Yum for the pies - save me a piece :)

5:05 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

We flew 2 yrs ago, and I called the airline. They said yes, but I could take no scissors. They suggested calling the airlines too, as this "rule" changes quite often.! Your socks are looking good!

6:08 AM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

I suggest going on the NTSB/FAA website and printing out the sheet that says that knitting needles are allowed! I did that and it saved me from going off on an airline employee:)

7:50 AM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

My mom who used to work for TSA has always said that knitting needles are ok. I've taken many needles on the plane with me (even a KnitPicks Options set), so you should be fine.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Marisol said...

oooohhhhhhhh that pie looks really yummy! I Love your Blog --so I nominated you for that award on my blog:)

1:29 PM  
Blogger  said...

good idea! pie suits any ocassion, and watching that show without pie is like "sinfull"
love how the socks are comming out!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Take any needles you want, you'll be fine. If you get worried just focus on your knitting.

You will be fine and you will have so much fun with your girls. It's a perfect time of year for Disney.

Love the sock, too.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Yup, needles good, scissors might not be. I had no problem with my cutting medallion or my tapestry needles, iirc. Some flight attendants may insist you put them away for take off & landing, though (never had it happen personally, but yarn harlot did, I believe).

You'll do fine on the plane -- bring a book too, just in case...and some anti-nausea "meds." I always dress in layers in case the air flow things are crummy...

also check out all the rules for your airline -- remember most charge for checked bags now, too!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

I want pie!

11:23 PM  

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