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stellar flares tying themselves into knots Things to see and do
The Capital Museum in Beijing has 12 workshops every week, from Tuesday to Saturday, both in the morning and afternoon. Are the workshops just for local kids? Are they just for around New Years? Unknown at this time, but one of the things you can do is to learnj how to "knitting Chinese knots," among other Chinese handcrafts.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-02/09/content_7457982.htm

Hmm, over in Toronto at BeadFX they've imported someone from Mexico to teach Chinese knotting. What's up with that? (via)
http://www.beadfx.com/classes/class-angelapeace-chineseknotting.jsp

Blogs
How to with illustrations for the cross knot from the Mysterious China Blog
http://www.mysteriouschina.com/follow-me-learn-chinese-culture-make-trad...

The IWOM continues to post knot-relevant things, often with pretty pictures, unlike some other promising blogs we've seen in the past. *sigh*
http://iwom.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/an-eerie-silence/

FitSugar talks about shoelace knots (reef vs granny) including a how-to video.
http://www.fitsugar.com/2768371

Daffydil Tan makes a necklace with beads and knotted string
http://baiyu-quietmuse.blogspot.com/2009/02/spring-and-autumn-necklace.html

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri held Chinese New Year celebrations which included knot tying seminars.
http://media.www.unews.com/media/storage/paper274/news/2009/02/09/Cultur...

A joke involving frogs, mosquitoes and knots. Told by someone for whom English is not their first language. Enjoy. 8)
http://shareweb20.com/2009/02/10/3-mosquito-story.html

Someone describing the knots they learned at camp including the dead knot and the double dead knot. Wonder what those are. 8)
http://sweety-l0lli.blogspot.com/2009/02/yesterday-during-chinese-class-...

Articles
Rick Lawrence has invented the Fish-N-Fool knot, winner of the Knot Wars 2009 run annually by the North American Fishing Club
http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/articles/2009/02/14/sports/doc499674...

An exhortation to learn your knots (for fly fishing) and links to websites to help you do so.
http://www.sierrasun.com/article/20090213/SPORTS/902139997/1052&title=Br...

Pretty pictures
A house decorated with Chinese knots for the New Year.
http://edgeofsky.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/yvonne-and-jay%E2%80%99s-niu-y...

Science
An article about stellar jets and knots. The stars themselves tie knots. Is it an overhand knot if you have no hands?
http://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=2129

A tutorial for using KnotPlot on the Mac
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df4t2ncc_133c8n5bhfv

Knotplot can be used for real knots, have a look
http://www.knotplot.com/Ashley/

A mathematician asks for suggestions for materials with which to teach knots.
http://divisbyzero.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/materials-for-a-knot-theory-...