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Daily Archives: July 4th, 2014

So, here’s a thing I’ve been doing.  Kind of.  In my spare time.  Of which I have little.  And what little I have I am generally bemoaning what little spare time I have thus totally squandering it.



I have embarked on this journey to make the cable for a pair of Sennheisers I have less tangleable by wrapping it with embroidery floss (a larger diameter cord is harder to tangle).  It’s…taking awhile.  And I’ll have to be adding floss to it before long because I didn’t cut the originals long enough to wrap the entire length of the cord.

Anyway, this is just a friendship knot (or lanyard knot or barrel stitch or crown knot, I should probably get a book on knots in English so that I don’t have to scramble around the internet looking for proper terminology and then find all this conflicting information) around a core (the cable) always going in the same direction so that it spirals around the core.

I was going to do a variation of the knot that involved more string and colors, but then it got to be a big tangled mess with the length of string I needed to use.  But that’s ok!  I’ll change colors somewhere along the length of the cable as I run out of existing embroidery floss.

No, I don’t particularly care about the Miami Hurricanes.  Why?