Hmmm, for me to relax and just tangle, I need to have a string already made. Trying to figure out what string I want to use is not a relaxing choice, especially if I just wing it, as it usually turns out very similarly every time then. So I just picked a random number–171–and went to tanglepatterns.com. Once there I searched for string 171 and found a very unique string that I would never have come up with on my own but suited the challenge well.
In order to relax and tangle, I need to use tangles that I know how to draw, so that limits me greatly. Crescent moon is one I know well, as is shattuck, paradox, and knightsbridge. All pretty basic tangles and ones I have done for years, in some form or other.
I started with the crescent moon part of the string and it appears that I really wanted to draw shattuck because I did not stay true to crescent moon. Hey, I was supposed relax and tangle and that’s how I flow. Once I realized my mistake, I tried to “fix” it but just decided it was no big deal. I went with a shattuck-ish tangle on the next part of the string.
Then for the third side, I went with paradox. The problem here is that I have done Hibred several times recently and that one was more at the forefront of my mind, as I began to tangle and thus there is a non-slanted line. Once again, I tried to “fix” it but just decided to go on and make the rest of the lines slanted. No big deal, I’m relaxed and just tangling.
For the final side/section of the string, I went with knightsbridge because it is extremely easy and a comfortable tangle for me. Here’s what I had so far.
I also decided to play with the basic string shape, as to which part of it was in the forefront and which behind. Then I decided to shade one as if it was just one piece and nothing in front or behind the other.
Finally, I decided to smudge the border a bit to kind of connect it all together.
I toyed with putting Nipa or MacDee in all that white space. In the end I was afraid of ruining it and it being too busy, so I left it as is. BUT it does give me an idea to use this same string and leave all the parts that I tangled today blank and tangle in the current white space. I think it’d look pretty cool. Don’t have time to do it now but maybe some other time.
Once again I want to thank all commenters! You are most encouraging!!!
Until next time, God bless,