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December 10, 2012

Experts' Expert: Animated Knots — "Better to know a knot and not need it than to need a knot and not know it"

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I'm gonna memorize that tag line 'cause it's just too good.

But I digress.

This fantastic site makes it possible for even the dexterity-challenged to practice to their heart's content without being told to "Just stop because you're hopeless."

Been there heard that.

"Move the mouse over each knot. Look at the description to find out what it can be used for. Click on the knot you wish to see. On the new page wait until the selected knot starts to tie itself."

Even I can do that.

You can too!

[via my erstwhile LA correspondent, trying hard to convince me of his wholly terrestrial origin but so far not doing a very good job of it. Heh.]

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Talk about being asleep at the wheel...

Grog's Animated Knots App is a favorite of mine. I keep a length of paracord in my pocket so when I have dead time (waiting rooms at doctor's offices, for example) I have something to busy my hands with, at the same time memorizing knots.

Everyone should practice knots. You never know when that knowledge will serve you but I can assure you that some day it will.

Knot responsibly,

Posted by: Rattlesnake Jake | Dec 14, 2012 1:35:26 AM

I think Grog has an iPhone app too

Posted by: DC3 | Dec 12, 2012 10:58:08 PM

Heh. As a pre-schooler, I could never follow adult`s instructions on how to tie my shoes, what with all the "rabbit in the hole" and other stuff - until an uncle who had been in the Navy came for a visit. I always thought he had shown me some Navy shortcut - but following the links, he had shown me the way it should be done. For sixty years, whenever I encountered a "grownup" trying to teach a kid the "around-the-thumb, then..." method I have tried to show the way my uncle taught me - now I can show them these websites!

Thank you!

Posted by: John A | Dec 11, 2012 11:01:08 PM

i don't use knots enough to remember how to make them so I go to my iphone and use the knot app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knot-guide-100+-knots/id449087481?mt=12

Posted by: rob | Dec 11, 2012 10:33:10 PM

thanks for the link Mr. erstwhile LA correspondent - neat, useful and fun

Posted by: sherlock | Dec 11, 2012 1:10:14 AM

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