Don’t worry! No cause for alarm. Just joy!
I’ve been playing around with my rope splicing skills some more and tonight I made a nice soft shackle. Using 30″ of 7/64″ orange Amsteel Blue rope I created a very lightweight (4g) shackle. I’ll probably make several of these to use as larger caribiner replacements (not load-bearing).
This is what the soft shackle looks like in the open position.
This is what the soft shackle looks like in the closed position.