Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wherein I learn to tie knots

This morning I learned to tie:
  • a figure 8 knot
  • a stronger figure 8 knot for fastening climbing harnesses
  • a bowline
  • a noose
The noose takes a lot of rope. The bowline is self-tightening and easy to undo (for those with fingers -- a good reason not to have monkeys on your ship!).

Thanks, R.!

This post's theme word is pectinated, "interwoven, as with fingers" (see Inky Fool). I pectinated those lines!

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