No pictures today. If you need to see it, or see it again, the mystery knot is here. As there have been no correct guesses as to its identity, I hereby award myself an all expense paid dream vacation to a tropical Eden. …. That means I will dream of going to some tropical Eden, but not actually go because of the expense.
This experimental base for a wreath to be covered in knotted flowers or such artsy things is a form of sinnet made on a “purse mold”. This is ABOK #2877 and the sinnet method I used is ABOK #2889, but on a ring with many more than four pegs. After close examination it looks remarkably like a crochet of some type. Of course I don’t know how to crochet so this is a guess after looking at some pictures from the web. It was in its original form a tube of tight mesh about six inches wide and six long. If placed on your forearm and worked down, it would make a tube about four inches in diameter and about a foot long. If stretched to its fullest extent and worked a little, it was about eight inches across and about four long. Rolling this into a round cross section produces the mystery knot. It is a very sturdy base knot for further explorations and extrapolations. Like a knit or crochet, if you pull on the tag end it unravels in a blurring whirl.
For folks trying to figure out a way to tote some extra paracord on their hats, if left in its original tube form and used as a four inch tall hat band, this would enable you to carry many feet of cord. You would look a little funny, but no funnier than the guys with thirty feet of paracord in a loose coil used as a hat band.
Thank you for playing “Mystery Knot” and do play again – if I ever put another up. Maybe you could win a dream vacation also. Tune in next time when I might have more pictures: