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Title: Hello
Post by: skyout on August 21, 2008, 05:31:55 PM
I just wanted to introduce myself today. I have enjoyed this forum on and off for quite a while now (lurking as a guest) and decided to join today. I work with a retired boson mate who has graciously showed me enough about knots that I know I have a lot to learn, just as you guys have without knowing it. So, also, I wanted to say thanks to everyone here. This seems like a great place to learn and share ideas.

I did a quick search and couldn't find anything on rope ladders, so I thought I'd show a use I came up with that allowed the good ole' rope ladder (found in The Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garrett Smith) to come back to a useful life and make the little woman happy at the same time. Unfortunately, I didn't get to reap the rewards I thought I'd get as I broke one of her lighthouse plates (notice the clock) while hanging them on homemade hooks made from coat hangers.  :-[

Title: Re: Hello
Post by: DerekSmith on February 18, 2009, 09:20:47 AM
Hello Skyout,

Please accept my apologies for missing your first post and for not welcoming you to the forum.  My only excuse is that the topic was a decorative, and as you know, I am not very hot on decoratives (I sort of thought one of the decorative brigade would handle the welcome).

So, with my last post to the forum (I have to leave for personal reasons) let me welcome you, and although you now have 107 posts under your belt in just a matter of a few months, it is a genuine welcome, and I am sure you will get as much enjoyment from this group as I have had.

Your last post in the 'What is the Point in Joining the Guild' topic says it all and sadly still mirrors all that I have been saying to the same deaf ears.  Why indeed do the officers not post on the forum, or at least have the Webmistress report its important content back to them and have her post here on their behalf.

However, times are changing and at the next elections there is a serious opportunity to vote on members who do use the forum and who do show an interest in the views of others.

KHWW is a special place, if only as an example to the IGKT as to how it SHOULD be done and how it CAN be done without officers or subs.

So come on IGKT listen to folks like Skyout here, the IGKT has funding and Officers - these should help the Guild to be able to offer so much more, making this the 'Must be' place for knotting.

Thank you for sticking in here Skyout - keep on telling 'them' what you need and want - for once I think there are a group heading for the Council who actually want to listen.

Happy Knotting

Title: Re: Hello
Post by: skyout on February 19, 2009, 01:52:49 AM
Thanks Derek,

I sincerly wish you the best in whatever you do and hope you come by to at least visit and stay in touch.
I have enjoyed your posts very much and this site will be losing a great accet with your departure.

Thanks for everything.


If you ever decide to come to see Micky Mouse in Orlando, FL, USA, it would be an honor to buy you a beer and just chat!
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: SS369 on February 19, 2009, 03:12:35 PM
Hello Rick,

I am glad you became a member to this establishment. You and I have had some limited personal communications over the brief period that we both have been here. I for one am glad to say you are a knotting buddy.

I will offer an apology for all the rest of the people who have not got to know you, though that may be a bit righteous of me.


I am glad you contribute here, the stuff being not necessarily mainstream (and that's a good thing), but certainly interesting. I believe you share with me, and others, the core belief that knowledge has value and should be shared.
What source it comes from, who cares, just be thankful it came, and perhaps even say so.
Heck, that's why we are here, right?

I sincerely hope that more people will come forth and do the "welcome committee routine" and see just how valuable friendships can be.

Lurking is... just lurking. 

Things don't just change,,,,,   We change them.

Welcome Rick. ;-)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: skyout on February 22, 2009, 04:42:11 AM
Thanks Scott. I think back of all the friends I've had in my life and am saddened when I don't even know when I've talked to some of them last. You can never have too many, and now I remember I have a high school reunion this year in Waycross, Ga. I am overwhelmed by the sincere helpfulness of all whom have answered questions for myself and others; and others who just shared knotting info on their own here. This is truly a great site with great members and I'm proud and humbled to be a part of it!!

Title: Re: Hello
Post by: SS369 on February 22, 2009, 03:01:17 PM
I know what you mean about long distant friends. Long distance in both mileage and in time apart. I have some of those as well who I will just have to see in the next go around.
Nuff of that.

So you're going to the swamp area for a reunion. Too bad it's not in the N.Ga. Mtns., I'd crash it. ;-)

I second your sentiments that this forum is a great one and full of a lot information. It is the people who make it great.

A hearty >> Thank You All !
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: mysticknotwork on March 20, 2009, 12:17:58 AM
  I am a newer member of this forum than you, and I want to publicly thank you.  Not only were you one of the good guys to welcome me to the boards, I was greatful for the PM you sent today.  (Hopefully they will let me reply privately as well).
  I joined the IGKT and received my membership packet this week.  I read a post above about some dissappointment with the guild.  It is my belief that any organization is only as good as its contributors.  Knotting Matters was a very nice little magazine, and it was the first modern writings I have seen in a printed media on my hobby and small business.
  Its my intention to redevelop my depth of skill and share what I know.  At this point though, I consider myself a student of the art and can really only demonstrate fast macrame, the 3 lead 8 turn turkshead.. my record on three passes is 1.5 minutes start to finish.

  I intend to participate with what I know, develop skills I have forgotten, and learn what I can.  I was on the fence to join or not; I joined to demonstrate my interest in helping continue our art.

  I know this was tangent, but my central comment was a public thank you for what you contribute to the forums and the help you have given me personally.

Title: Re: Hello
Post by: skyout on March 21, 2009, 03:17:22 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Matt, the pleasure was all mine and I was glad to help. A lot of the other members stood up and took notice when you made your first post here and I was amazed by your, and your families, talents. I like what you're doing with your web page (make sure to include it in your profile at KHWW, too). How's your Uncle doing with getting his web page up? We're still waiting to see his knotted jewelry!

It takes me longer than a minute and a half to get the line and get in my chair!