Sunday, July 25, 2010

Turks Head Knots And Water Bottles.

I was in a turks head kind of mood today, and decided to wrap the neck of my old Klean Kanteen, and the small detented area of my brand new Sigg bottle. Also i used old scrap paracord for the old bottle, and beand new military issue for the Sigg. Both are 3 lead 5 bight turksheads. In a twist, instead of tucking the standing and working ends inside the knot, I decided to go ahead and make small tassles out of both ends.

On the Sigg I did a lanyard knot, then used a two hole black bean cord lock on the strands. I did a simple blood knot on each strand to keep the cord lock from coming off.

On the Klean Kanteen I used two lanyard knots to finish it up.
I will post better pics tomorrow, my camera is charging. lol

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My first attempt at a can koosie. In Vertical Half Hitching

I get a lot of ideas from fellow bloggers and knot tying fanatics. This one came from Stormdrane, who recently posted a koozie in the same hitching. I have been wanting to try a koozie for some time now and wasn't sure which one I wanted to try. This one is a bit difficult for a first attempt, but I'm happy with the results!

As you can see this style works for both cans, and bottles.

I wish I had my camera working, these pics are from my cell phone. I apologize for the quality and will be posting better ones in the near future.

 I first learned of this style of hitching from a video tutorial by TIAT on youtube. He has great video tutorials for decorative knots. And all of them are fun to follow along with.

I have a few other projects in the works, and will be posting about them soon.