Link Dump 2009.03.15

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_knittin_1.html

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum in the Delaware Seashore State Park they had a class on making turks-head knot bracelets, which are also called sailor’s bracelets.
http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/200903/ropeknot06.html

Things to buy
A scout/guide style badge. Silly and cheap, but currently out of stock.
http://www.boyscoutstore.com/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=10273

Mary Jurek ties (overhand) knots in stainless steel cutlery and tableware.
http://www.pitchengine.com/maryjurekdesigninc/mary-jurek-design-redefines-tying-the-knot-for-2009-wedding-season/6383/

Fashion
Apparently Slumdog Millionaire (haven’t seen it) started a new fashion trend of the moment with long lightweight scarves. Vague scarf wearing instructions at the link. There may also be a video, but with Javascript and such turned off I’m not sure and don’t care enough to turn it on and find out.
http://www.miamiherald.com/living/story/941811.html

A website with instructions for tying a tie is an invention? You be the judge.
http://inventorspot.com/articles/fashion_advice_men_got_you_tangled_knots_learn_tie_tie_2tieatiec_24780

Blogs
A blog post from someone who has come across Chinese knotting on the ‘Net. Someone for whom English not their first language.
http://smiley66s.dumpthoughts.com/2009/01/12/chinese-knotting.html

Videos
This week, Tying It All Together shows us how to tie a cargo net.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2VWgVJM2jw

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