Knot Tying - Mar/Apr 2020

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Organizer: lyndon

Duration: Mar 22 to Apr 26, 2020

Instructions:

Welcome to Knot Tying!

In this group you will learn five knots. If these are the only knots you ever learn in your life, you'll be prepared for most situations.

We will be following the wisdom and instructions in a book called Why Knot? by Philippe Petit.

There are different categories of knots in the book.

  • Termination knots
  • Binding knots
  • Bends
  • Hitches
  • Loops

Each category is used for a different purpose. We will learn one important knot from each category.

We will learn one new knot per week and practice every day.

It is no problem if you miss some of the practice times. But if you go beyond 10 strikes, you will be removed from the group. It's like baseball except instead of striking out on your 3rd strike, you strike out on your 11th.

You will need to get yourself a cord to practice knot tying with. Even 12 inches long will be fine. One time, I accidentally asked for a 12-foot sub at Subway, which has nothing to do with this knot tying group but it was funny.

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Rules:

Pacing Thing automatically removes group members who are not committed. In this group, you are allowed to miss 10 assignments. On strike 11, you are out!

Schedule:

Assignment
Due


Introducing the Figure of Eight (Termination Knot)

Mar 23 - 11:59PM CDT


Tuesday Practice

Mar 24 - 11:59PM CDT


Wednesday Practice

Mar 25 - 11:59PM CDT


Thursday Practice

Mar 26 - 11:59PM CDT


Friday Practice

Mar 27 - 11:59PM CDT


Saturday Practice

Mar 28 - 11:59PM CDT


Introducing the Square Knot (Binding Knot)

Mar 29 - 11:59PM CDT


Monday Practice

Mar 30 - 11:59PM CDT


Tuesday Practice

Mar 31 - 11:59PM CDT


Wednesday Practice

Apr 1 - 11:59PM CDT


Thursday Practice

Apr 2 - 11:59PM CDT


Friday Practice

Apr 3 - 11:59PM CDT


Saturday Practice

Apr 4 - 11:59PM CDT


Introducing the Double Sheet Bend (of the Bend type)

Apr 5 - 11:59PM CDT


Monday Practice

Apr 6 - 11:59PM CDT


Tuesday Practice

Apr 7 - 11:59PM CDT


Wednesday Practice

Apr 8 - 11:59PM CDT


Thursday Practice

Apr 9 - 11:59PM CDT


Friday Practice

Apr 10 - 11:59PM CDT


Saturday Practice

Apr 11 - 11:59PM CDT


Introducing the Clove Hitch (of the Hitch Knot type)

Apr 12 - 11:59PM CDT


Monday Practice

Apr 13 - 11:59PM CDT


Tuesday Practice

Apr 14 - 11:59PM CDT


Wednesday Practice

Apr 15 - 11:59PM CDT


Thursday Practice

Apr 16 - 11:59PM CDT


Friday Practice

Apr 17 - 11:59PM CDT


Saturday Practice

Apr 18 - 11:59PM CDT


Introducing the Bowline (Loop Knot)

Apr 19 - 11:59PM CDT


Monday Practice

Apr 20 - 11:59PM CDT


Tuesday Practice

Apr 21 - 11:59PM CDT


Wednesday Practice

Apr 22 - 11:59PM CDT


Thursday Practice

Apr 23 - 11:59PM CDT


Friday Practice

Apr 24 - 11:59PM CDT


Saturday Practice

Apr 25 - 11:59PM CDT


Final Exam

Apr 26 - 11:59PM CDT