Last night Pet and I played with rope again. It was a great deal of fun for both of us. I'm still learning and feeling my way along, trying to balance function and form.
I started by finding the centre of a 50-foot length of half inch wide nylon rope. I looped it around Pet's neck and centred a double coin knot in the centre of his chest. I then placed another double coin knot in front of his navel and a third double coin tucked under his balls. I pulled the two ends between his legs and pulled it upward toward his neck. I looped the ends through and secured them with half hitches.
I wrapped the rope back around under his arms and pulled it under the strands above the first knot. I then pulled the ropes around to the back and looped them under the two main strands, bringing them back toward the front again. This time I pushed the rope ends through the side loops of the first double coin knot (on his chest).
Because I didn't place any knots on the back before pulling the rope through behind his neck, I had to come up with another way of securing them without separating them too much. I played with it a little and came up with something that included partial hitches and a square knot. I pulled the strands back to the front and pulled them through the side loops of the second double coin knot.
Next I brought the strands back around and pulled them under the two main strands running down his back. When I pulled them back around, I tied a series of square knots (macrame-style) around the two strands running down towards his groin. Then I separated the loose strands and wrapped them around the main strands running toward the knot under his balls. This snugged up the ring around his crotch quite nicely.
I pulled the strands back around, pulling them under the two main strands in the back once more. Eventually, I pulled them back to the front again and worked a series of half hitches around the main strands just below the first double coin knot to get rid of the dangling ends.
We played with the long strands on the back for a while before I brought them back around to the front. I discovered the leverages were better from the front. A slight pull upwards had a dramatic impact (read - CBT effective)!
Anyway, there is a Rope Night planned in my area in November and I need to get as much practice in as possible before then. No doubt, there will be more practice sessions before then.