Last night while I was trying to finish my statistics homework I found out something marvelous. The Dick Van Dyke show! I used to watch it with my best friend in fifth grade. (We didn't get out much.)
I never realized how true black and white sitcoms could be to life today. The clothing and hairstyles might be different but families have never stopped disagreeing about opening each other's mail or dyeing their hair platinum blonde. If someone doesn't stop me I am going to finish the first season by tonight!
On another note, I have been inspired by these sailor knots for a while now. I envy boyscouts for learning pretty ways of tying rope together. When I ran across these nautical bracelets from Kiel James Patrick I finally understood how to 'tie together' my love for sailors and accessories.
I know any knot would look great on someone's arm, so while KJP chose the reef knot, I chose to use the figure eight knot.
It is harder to find fishing rope in a city far from the ocean, but I stopped into a local sport and pawn store and found some, along with some other great materials for future projects.
Here's the tutorial:
The first step is to measure how wide the bracelet needs to be and tie the knot-of-choice in the center.
I used twine to wrap the two sides together. This makes it look super cool, and helps to keep it in place.
Once both sides are wrapped, add a lobster claw clasp and try it on!