- [[ Once more, with feeling...I tried to post this before, but it went
to the wrong place. My 'post' button disappears if I use another
address in my 'membership' other than the 'yahoo.com' one -- even
though I have TWO other verified addresses, the others don't seem to
I'm official now...I just got my 'membership' kit from IGKT in the
mail yesterday. A copy of the 'member IGKT' flyer is now proudly
display on my office cubicle wall, and I've devoured the two copies
of 'Knotting Matters' that they sent me.
In related news, I'm getting pretty proud of myself since I can now
tie, directly in hand the 2x3, 3x2, 3x4, 4x3, 3x5 and 5x3 THK and
have finally gotten to where I understand how to raise the level of
any square TH to the next level. (It's a goal I set two months ago).
I've also mastered the 'Spanish Ring Knot' which is a 3x5 turk's head
raised to a 5x8, (same as 'five-strand sennit TH' ABOK start 'A') but
with 'over two-under two' interlacing. I can do it with the 3x4
start 'B' from ABOK but the other two ways '3x5 with start B' or 3x4
start 'A' are kicking my booty -- so I'm not yet claiming mastery
the over-two-under-two 3-bight TH yet.
Ashley claims that either start 'A' or start 'B' can be used to raise
ANY 3 bight TH to a five-lead sennit, but so far I can't confirm
that -- has anyone else been able to do BOTH starts for 3x5 and 3x4?
I've also tried raising the 3x2, but not having success with EITHER
start for that yet.