The Mermaid Tie is such a pretty tie. I’m in awe of how the tails of others look like but I struggled to accomplish the same myself. The tie itself is very simple in that you repeat the same step over and over. The tie is more ‘complicated’ for the fact you need to get the loops right and when you start with the first and need to add in the second, it seems like you’d need an extra pair of hands.
Over the weeks of this meme, I have noticed that it’s become easier for me to grasp how tying works. I can get a tie on its first go and run through the tutorial pretty easily. This time though, I had to pause and go back to make sure the loops were mostly similar. The result above was the first outcome, which I was fairly happy with considering. But it didn’t feel quite tight enough, as if it could fall off if I moved.
Getting the loops in is one thing but making sure the rope is also tight is another. I don’t know, maybe I’m the only one struggling with these things? I tried to readjust the rope by going through each loop one by one while holding on to the current string of rope. As you can see above, it wasn’t very successful as the loops came out far less equal. I would blame it on the fact I had to self-tie, but I’ve seen Life of a Kinky Wife’s attempt and hers is perfect?!
I had the idea to perhaps use purple nail polish or give my nails the colour of a rainbow but I should have thought of this before I tied my legs. I also briefly had the fantasy to sit on the edge of my bath, head turned with my hair shielding my face (and ideally fill the bath with very clear blue water) but I really didn’t know how to orchestrate that on my own. And once again, if I had wanted to try I should have prepared stuff before tying my legs! It’s becoming a common theme where I tie before preparing stuff I may want afterwards, haha.
Xx Marie Louise
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