Link Dump 2010.03.31

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Pretty pictures
The watermark is a little annoying, but I still like the picture of these knotted shoes. Not enough to bid on it, but... 8)
http://cgi.ebay.ca/PRETTY-HANDMADE-KNIT-SHOES-SHAPED-CHINESE-KNOT_W0QQit...

The first part of the classic computer graphics demonstration of mathematical knots called "Not Knot"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGLPbSMxSUM (via)

Blogs
Travelogue of the area in Seoul, Korea that contains the Dong-Lim Korean Knotting Museum including a mention of the same.
http://www.seoulartfiend.com/2010/03/17/bukchon-a-traditional-korean-vil...

And another chatty blog about visiting parts of Korea. This one describes the Korean Folk Village in Youngin, Gyeonggi-do. Hey, temporarily expat Canadians! She takes maedeup classes weekly...
http://a-b-j-eye.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-gorgeously-your-life.html

The Handmade Jewelry Club announces plans to write an article about using Chinese knots in jewelry making.
http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/2010/03/we-are-going-to-research-an...

Fashion
Briefly illustrated how-tos for tying The Southern Small Knot, The Classic Cross Knot, The Fancy Four-in-hand, and The Belle-lovin bow tie.
http://www.southernproper.com/pransey/pranseys-knots-to-know/

A text only how to for tying a bowtie.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/family/sc-fam-0325-lifeskills-bow...

A complicated and interesting looking ring with the appearance of interlocking rings
http://ringsjewelry.comlu.com/8-viking-braided-wedding-band-borre-knot-n...

Things to buy
cell phone charms
http://www.koreasang.co.kr/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=6911

Articles
From the July 1948 issue of Popular Mechanics, it's The Story of Rope.
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2006/04/22/the-story-of-rope/

A strange newspaper article about the ... subtext of ties. Language warning
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/knot-happy-contact-the-neck...

Things to make
The diagrams for inline chinese button knot and video how-to by Suzen Millodot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6XtaIyHB7A

Julia Sherman writes a mystifying text-only how to for making a square good luck knot pendant involving pencils (in the making, not the final product) for eHow.
http://www.ehow.com/how_6100191_make-chinese-knotted-jewelry.html

Again with a text only how to, this time for making crosses out of palm leaves (I had no idea that Palm Sunday was so literal).
http://www.helium.com/items/1787245-how-to-make-a-cross-out-of-palms

Reference
Detailed technical discussion of using and splicing Amsteel Blue, a 12 strand synthetic braided cord used for winches.
http://www.arboristsite.com/showthread.php?p=2130382

A description of how to the sleight of hand trick of making a knot appear on a handkerchief.
http://www.radiotelecomando.org/2010/01/10/free-magic-tricks-the-instant...

Apparently some of the military establishments are very particular about the way they tie their shoes (boots?). It seems the South African Citizens Defence Force and the Canadian armed forces both prefer the straight bar lacing. Instructional video here too.
http://cdf001.blogspot.com/2010/03/straight-bar-hidden-knot-lacing.html

Books
I debated with myself for close to a week whether or not to post this link. I'm not sure which book it is, but a book has been scanned here. Considering the context, most likely without permission. But it is a Chinese book about Chinese knots and even if we had the exact publishing information and ISBN the vast majority of those reading this entry would still not be able to acquire the book. So, assuming the author would rather their work be appreciated and unpaid versus obscure and unpaid...
http://picasaweb.google.com/binglan3/dTufHB#

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