September 1, 2007

Ryan's Macrame


Ryan is definitely my nephew.  Aside from the fact that he is my brother's child, he LOVES to make things with his hands, and that is how I know for sure we are related.  Today we worked on basic macrame.  He made basic half knots which, if you remember from the 1970s, is a series of square knots.  He was having some difficulty with a jumble of strings, as it is the core or filler cord which requires a third hand.  Once we fashioned a "belt" to hold the filler cord taut from his midsection, I could see new found joy on his face as the process became more gratifying.  I love teaching him new things.

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