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The Dong-Lim Korean knotting museum in Seoul, Korea has it's own website!! Tell you later after I have at it with some brute force clicking and online translators what especially cool treasures (I hope!) lie within...
http://shimyoungmi.com/

Events
Preparing for their upcoming Paracord contest, Instructables has posted a collection of example paracord projects.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord/

"This week, West Swamp Mennonite Church in Milford is holding its fifth annual knotting marathon called Why Knot." What they're knotting are blankets. I'm not really sure what "knotting comforters" entails, but it certainly sounds like it's for a good cause (sending blankets to Haiti).
http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/92/2010/march/24/kn...

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"Coming soon" Instructables will be running a paracord contest. Anything using primarily paracord is eligible. At stake is a custom laser engraved Leatherman (type unspecified). Once the contest gets going, it will be open for 2.5 weeks. The instructable must use paracord, it cannot be done with some other kind of rope with the note "you could also use paracord for this".
http://www.instructables.com/community/Coming-Soon-Paracord-Contest/

Players of a game called "Ether Saga Online" are nattering about Chinese New Year quests on their game discussion board, and apparently there are Chinese knot quests. I wonder what those are about... ah, apparently characters are given red silk "thread" and taught how to tie knots. Boxes with rewards are given when the knots are completed. I wonder what this all looks like in the game...
http://eso-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?p=1616901
http://eso-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?p=1614871
http://www.perfectworld.com/blog/?p=10591

Things to make

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Things to make
Peter Dekker shares an illustrated how to for wrapping your Chinese sword grips.
http://www.mandarinmansion.com/art_files/gripwrap.pdf (336 kb) (via)

Speaking of wrapping things, ITS Tactical wraps a mini-prybar with paracord and shows you how with photographic step by step and a video
http://www.itstactical.com/2010/03/12/knot-of-the-week-550-paracord-wrap...

Tying It All Together has instructional videos for Ashley's flower knot (ABok #2445) on youTube and Wonder How To (which is just a redirect to the youTube, but you can browse around to see if they have anything that youTube doesn't)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhUtGfeCQso
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-tie-clifford-w-ashleys-flower-knot-318...

Illustrated how to make Celtic knot cookies!

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The forget me knot ring is a rope-like ring topped with a bow knot. Available in silver or brass. (via)
http://fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=3367&cat=283&bf=hs#

A "sailor's knot" bracelet in New England (New Haven, Conneticut).
http://newhavenadvocate.com/article.cfm?aid=13433

Beady Mum of Singapore makes a beaded Chinese knot necklace.
http://artybeadsmum.blogspot.com/2009/06/chinese-knot-necklace.html

Swimsuits with Chinese knot details from figleaves. (via
http://www.figleaves.com/uk/product.asp?product_id=FIG-097115&src=trddpu...

The Playground Bracelet is a combination of glass disc beads and knotted rattail.
http://www.interweavestore.com/store/p/3278-Playground-Bracelet.aspx?a=B...

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stainless steel tableware with overhand knots tied in them Articles
A series of articles (in English at the link) published in a Spanish art magazine by a German writer (?). The topics range from quipus to computer generated but physical Gordian knots.
http://myvisit.to/franz-ost/langswitch_lang/en

Events
During their annual spring sale which was March 12-15, 2009, Knit Purl in Portland, OR was giving free mini-workshops. One of which was "Chinese Knot". Was it a knitting stitch called "Chinese Knot" or was it, y'know, actual Chinese knotting? Any Portland resident/visitors actually know?
http://blog.oregonlive.com/knitting/2009/03/impending_portlandarea_knitt...

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pagoda knot In the news
At an event remembering the 228 incident in Taiwan, a ceremony involving a symbolic (and physical) knot did not go as planned when the participants were unable to untie the knot.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2009/03/01/2003437296
http://www.examiner.com/x-1969-Boston-Progressive-Examiner~y2009m3d1-Tai...

A not entirely clear image of the knot in question is included in this article:
http://www.chinareviewnews.com/doc/1009/0/0/5/100900529.html?coluid=7&ki...

The LA Times features a story about cooking with string. Knots are mentioned including The Ashley Book of Knots.
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-twine4-2009mar04,0,7069849.story

Videos

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