Something good happened yesterday.
A parcel arrived.
Out tumbled these delicious rolls of rick rack braid.
I use it here ...
... and here.
So that was the good.
This is the bad. Noooooo ... the overlocker nightmare - re-threading time. You have to be an overlocker user to understand the pain. Crying doesn't help. I know. I've tried. The slick sales folk try to convince you that the new overlockers are a breeze to thread. Don't believe them.
And finally the ugly. The knot. The solution to the end of reel problem is to take a deep breath, cut the umbilical cord, tie it to the new reel and gingerly pull it through the labyrinth with the blind faith that it will eventually come through unscathed. With great relief I exhaled and un-gritted my teeth. It worked, so sometimes ugly can be good, and that's where we started.