Spotting a pleasure boat sporting the moniker Knot Rite, my first thought was “that’s not spelled right.” Then it occurred to me that the word rite was quite correct, for tying a proper knot is a rite of sorts and one that has been practiced for eons.
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ith exotic names like Turk’s Head, Monkey’s Fist, Lark’s Head, and
Cuckolds’ Neck, a knot (and other rope work) can be fashioned exactly right or hopelessly wrong. They are as old as humankind and practically everyone living today has tied one. I pondered that fact as I thought about their impact on the world. In fact, without knots the world would quite literally fall apart. Since the dawn of time, we’ve fashioned some form of knot to help hold our world together.