I’ve been making cords on the Latchet Lucet and wondering what to do with all of them so logically my mind went to knots.
When I made the ringbolt necklace from The Year of Knots, I was working from a photo I took of the library copy and realized I hadn’t photographed the knot to finish it off. I found a different (?) knot online but thought maybe I should check the book out again or get my own copy. I really didn’t remember what else was in the book, I had checked it out with a ton of other fiber crafts books, took pictures of two necklace projects and returned it.
I looked for the book online and found it cheaply at Book Outlet and saw a suggestion for Nic Compton’s A Knot A Day, A: 365 Knot Challenges for All Abilities so I got that too. I currently don’t see either on Book Outlet so maybe I got lucky?
I found I kind of missed working my birthday to birthday temperature blanket since I finished the last square in August but had no desire to make a new one. Why not knots?
I’ve only done the first six knots but so far it’s not bad. I don’t really know if one knot builds on the next (there is everything from knotting a tie to macrame) but the pictures are pretty solid and are of actual photos of rope or fabric and not those weird line drawings that seem so popular.
I did find that I had to mentally flip one knot picture over to make it match the directions but maybe that was just me? Skipping ahead I did see one project where it didn’t look like it gave you a set length of rope when it seemed like it should but I didn’t notice that by and large.
Some days call for other items like sticks and wooden rings (luckily I have some rings leftover from the necklace making!) or bottles to tie up so I will have to look forward to make sure I had what I need ahead of time but it seems like a quick, manageable way to learn some new skills. I never learned much in the way of knot making before so it will be fun.
We will see how it goes!
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