I don't much like airports. And being forced to sit without doing any craft work feels like a significant imposition on my personal freedom. Of course, declaring any form of opposition to such security is the last thing I want to do--that's a recipe for trouble. On this trip, though, I will be happy to offer the hand of peace to any airport official, because now I have the tiniest safest drop spindle: Here's my recipe for Airport Security Pax:
- Take one large coconut shell button and a small "chopstick" closure from the accessories department at my favourite knitting store (it's about half the size of a real chopstick)
- Carefully shape the two with a stanley knife until they fit together.
- Add a dab of glue
- Carve a notch in the side of the button.
- Shape a hook in the top of the chopstick
- Allow to settle and adjust as necessary until you develop a suitable balance
- Add a small amount of suitable fibre, sufficient for the length of your trip.
Enjoy in any airport lounge, plane or other secure location!