Saturday, December 1, 2012


Knot tying can lead to all kinds of history and geography. Hunters, traps, climbing, ships (wrapped bottles, in addition to all kinds of sail rigging and tethering knots), and cowboy stuff, and... or
photo by Sandra Dodd


  1. Comment received on Facebook:

    I always look forward to receiving "Just Add Light and Stir" but I especially enjoyed today's, because it brings back sweet memories of my father, a firefighter, showing my children how he ties various knots that he uses on the job, and my children learning to tie them, too, and the ensuing conversations about which knots are good for what...

  2. Another one:

    "My father was in the British Merchant Navy and I used to love when he showed me how to do all the different knots and what their names were. There was always lots of stories involved as well. Great stuff."


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