Sand swirl, N'zeppel, Tipple, and Swarm.
the String Thing Challenge can be found at Tickled to Tangle along with lots of things, like Wednesdays Words of Wisdom and so much creativity. Lots of patterns.
Swarm gave me fits. It seems to work in one direction, but not the other, if that makes any sense. That is, I can get it to work properly, going to the right, or clockwise...and that, only 2/3 the time (Believe me, I practiced this one dozens of times, trying to figure out what worked and what made it go wrong)...well, it looks neat when you have perpendicular sections, but not so neat when two sections "meet" at the ends. I never did get it. To this moment, if I want a cute little tidy package of swarm, I have to look at the stepouts. Doing it on my own, I flub it every time.
Now to the string:
I created a tile:
It is in brown Pitt 1.75 and the shading and coloring are prismacolor pencils.
when I finished this one, the idea came (stolen from last week's string thing challenge where someone did quib and echoism several ways that were stunning) to create some more.
Same string, but I turned them. I figured I'd break right out of the box and put tangles in different places, but when it came right down to it, Sand Swirl just SIMPLY would not go anywhere but the large rectangle, and N'zeppel liked the narrow rectangle, while swarm liked corners and curves.