I don't think nymo holds the knot well at all. (Maybe it's just the one and only spool I bought.) I'd try a different synthetic before I'd do nymo.
Pearlessence: I think there are so many different methods because everyone works differently and you truly do have to see what's best for you. I can't imagine using tweezers. But I do use a straight pin if I need an awl in the same way you use the darning needle. It's a good technique when the thread absolutely, positively, needs to be kept straight during the stringing process. It makes finishing so much more cleaner and easier than snuggling the knot down by separating threads.
Mervione: There's no right way or wrong way. Just use the way that makes you the least nuts!
Last edited by knotty panda; 04-19-2008 at 10:11 AM.
Pretty Panda pic by nlerner on her U.S. excursion last year, San Diego Zoo.[/SIZE][/SIZE]