Sunday, September 07, 2008

Whip the grip

Apologies if the new look to the blog startled you. I get bored from time to time and fancied a change. You probably think I'm meddling and should stick to the knitting.

I've always enjoyed whipping. Before you accuse me of a penchant for S&M let me hastily say that I refer to binding with cord. Oooh that sounds just as bad! Anyway the picture explains all.

It's the handle from Herbie's tiller which I have just re whipped as the old stuff frayed off. It needs to be comfortable to hold and not hold water. A bit of neoprene would probably be ideal but that wouldn't look very boaty so I used some cord and rubbed beeswax into it. I think if I did it again, I might try shoe polish instead to keep the colour. Come to think of it, I might put some on anyway. Stay tuned.

I'm sorry to say I didn't do the turks head knots at either end, although I do know how to do them.

2 comments:

Lesley and Joe K said...

Neil
I like the new look and your whipping looks very professional!
NB Caxton

saltysplash said...

That looks pretty smart.
I like the sound of the PIN you have ordered, and if the weather is kind we'll provide the BBQ lol