You are very welcome Tim and I hope we may look forward to seeing you at our next monthly meeting in San Pedro's Ports o' Call area next to Utro's restaurant. I certainly enjoyed meeting with you and I hope that you are now wanting to tie some more!
President & Board Member IGKTPAB
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:28 PM
Subject: [KnotTyers] Queen Mary, Meeting 2013
I recently learned about the IGKT and that there was a local group
IGKT-PAB. Looking around the web-sites I saw there was to be a meeting
aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach Ca, only 30 minutes from my home. I
thought what a great way to get an introduction. So I attended on
Saturday, May 11th. I must say I had a GREAT time. It was wonderful to
meet people from around the world (Great Britain, Australia, France,
USA, Canada.....) sharing their enjoyment of this craft. I benefited
from every conversation I had. Bruce, Jim, Jon, Jimmy, Glen, Cliff,
Lindsey, John and so many others thank you all for your time and your
enthusiasm. I especially would like to thank Glen for sitting with me,
patiently, for hours (it truly was hours) so I could learn how to tie
that key fob. I know he would have liked to have also been visiting with
others, as did I. There was so much to be learned in such a short
period of time. I honestly enjoyed learning to tie that knot though and
did not look at it as a waste of time. Staring at those cords for hours
trying to figure out what goes where was extremely mentally exhausting.
I laughed at my self often for not being able to figure out how to
complete a "simple" three step knot. Others with far, far more
experienced than I had just as much trouble, which also made me chuckle,
not at them, but at the fact that what appears to be so simple can be a
great challenge, even for those with years of experience. I absolutely
meant no disrespect. In fact it actually increased my respect for them
and the craft. I would not say Knotting is a physical challenge, I would
say it's a mental challenge.
I look forward to learning more and meeting others in the future.
Thank you all!
Orange County, Ca.
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