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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Knot happy, Jan!

Actually, I lie. I'm very happy. I just found the home of all things knot-related and then some. From basic multi-purpose to fishing, camping rescue, household, decorative and more uses for knots, this site has them all!

Animated Knots By Grog is an absolute gem of a reference source for the Humble Knot, and as he says, "Better to know a knot and need it not, than need a knot and not know it"!

The instructions are all very step-by-step and are actually animated. I think even I could follow them, and I'm not very good at that kind of thing. At all. No, really.

Here are just a few that took my fancy:

Figure 8 Knot - it just looks cool, and I'm sure it's terribly useful as well:

Round turn and two half hitches - I remember this one from sailing lessons at summer camp:

Child's swing - who doesn't love a swing?

Go and have some fun playing with rope!


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