We wanted to learn Knot Tying. I was never a Boy Scout (of course), so I never learned how to do much more than tie my shoe, but I've always wanted to learn how to tie knots. So, being the head teacher at our home school academy, I figured I'd add Knot Tying to our curriculum; so this Wednesday the kids and I will begin to learn to tie knots.
In preparation for this new subject, I picked up The Knot Handbook for $4.98 at Half-Price Books. I also purchased 50 feet of clothesline rope for about $2 at Wal-mart, figuring it would be easy to work with. I cut the rope into four lengths so each of us would have about 12 feet of rope to work with, which is probably way more than we need.
But what I'm really excited about is the website I just found tonight (from Boys' Life). The site has a short instructional video loop for tying several basic types of knots. It will be such a help for the kids…well, and me too. In fact, I just learned how to tie a bowline (I discovered it's pronounced "boe–lin" by the way) and clove hitch—I am so "knot" cool!
Did I just say that?