While the rest of the world (or so it seems) has cottoned on to cotton, I have become a dyed-in-the-wool fan of acrylic. To any yarn purists reading this I might apologise for mixing my metaphors. But not for mixing my fibres 🙂 My latest acquisition (thanks to Shana, who can't actually use it herself… Continue reading Long mat
Just tried a "monkey's fist" knot. This is the first one I've tried at this size and it had six passes (ie, I wound it six times round with each change of direction) and the inner core was a polystyrene sphere a couple of inches in diameter. The tying was easy enough, although I had… Continue reading Monkey’s first
Today, you will learn how to tie the T-shaped Turk's Head knot. On the Internet you can find lots of different Turk's Head knots, but you rarely find the T-shaped version. Decorate a tool handle with it (if you want to have the fanciest spade down at the allotments 🙂 ) or tie one on a… Continue reading T-shaped Turks Head Knots and How To Tie Them
I have made a few colourful key fobs from time to time using a series of crown knots. Usually I tie them using four strands, but recently I went a bit mad and tied a six-strand crown knot sinnet. A bit fancy just for a couple of outhouse keys perhaps, but if you can't give… Continue reading Fobs, fobs, and more fobs
Doesn't matter how old you are, you're never too old to own a dibber. I acquired my first ever dibber only this week and I'm 1 years old (oh dear, I seem to have deleted the figure in the tens column but never mind eh? 🙂 ). Stranger still, I have a dibber and I'm… Continue reading Better the dibber you know…
It's a long story so I'll make it short. In rope terms that would mean using a sheepshank, which is just a quick way to shorten a long piece of rope without cutting it. (More about sheepshanks soon; somebody stop me 🙂 ) So, keeping it short, as promised, basically we have a grocery delivery… Continue reading Hurrah for rope!