An Egg Shape Covered In A Bi-Color Herringbone Knot


A bi-color Herringbone knot over an small egg shaped core.

A bi-color Herringbone knot over an small egg shaped core.

A bi-color Herringbone knot over an small egg shaped core, end view.

A bi-color Herringbone knot over an small egg shaped core, end view.

 

 

One of the problems with the hobby of tying knots is that sooner or later you run short of things to put them on. Some of the things around here are more knot than thing. I will think a knot worth saving and work it down tight onto its new home. At some later time, I will tie a knot that I think is better, and tighten it down over the old knot, and its old home — now the new home for this one. If you repeat this you end up with things which are mostly cord.

Because of this I am always on the look-out for suitable victims of sacrifice to The Gods Of Ropes And Knots. Looking through a catalog one day, I saw these “glass” eggs. I really can’t tell if they are glass, and the seller couldn’t either. It is possible that one day an alien will burst forth from its hidden depths — if so it may be good that he will start life tied up in knots made of paracord.

The knots on this egg are:

Two interlaced Turk’s Head knots, of 7 Leads X 6 Bights, one in black paracord, one white. The knots are offset so that each edge exposes only one knot. The bights nest within each other quite neatly. It makes a handsome knot and, by favoring the larger end, it makes a base, formed by the ring of bights on the edge of the black knot. I’ll let you know if I start seeing any shadowy movements in it.

Thank you for dropping by my site. Come back again; I try to keep something new on a semi-regular basis.
William

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