Day 127 : anatomy of a knot tying rope


Who would have thunk? None other than Wikipedia:

Bight – any curved section or lack part between the ends of a rope

Loop – a full circle formed by passing the working end over itself

Elbow – when there is an extra twist in a loop, the two crossing points

Standing end – the end not involved in the knot, usually the part of the rope bearing the weight

Working end – the end that is actively involved in tying the knot

Turn – a single pass behind or through an object. Two passes making a complete circle around the object is a round turn. Three passes, two round turns, circles the object twice.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.


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