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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Flight Mode

I had a two hour flight yesterday evening. As the flight attendant went through the usual speil about turning off electronic devices etc, etc, etc, I smiled to myself. Then I pulled out my personal in-flight entertainment:This is my second version of a flight-mode drop spindle and it was a great success. The makings are simple: a bamboo chopstick and a small plastic wheel. My friend R put it together for me. Not only did it keep me happily occupied for most of the flight, it gave me the opportunity for some friendly conversation with my neighbour--an embroiderer and knitter--and the various staff members who stopped to ask questions. Now I'm staying with friends, in the thick of wedding preparations. It appears that there will be no shortage of textile tasks to keep me occupied here. I'll keep you posted.

5 comments:

Ang Pang said...

Any chance you're up this way? Hint hint :)

Knitspingirl said...

I'm flying to Melbourne tomorrow - it'll be the first time I've flown since they lifted the ban on knitting needles. I'm a "white-knuckle" flyer, so it'll be nice to have my knitting with me to keep me calm!

Textile Tragic said...

Good luck with the flight! and good guess, Ang. I'll see if I can manage a catch up:)

Ang Pang said...

How long are you up for?

Textile Tragic said...

ummm . . . wedding Saturday week--if you email me we can sort something off the blog post:)