Normally I smash spiders, but I'll leave these alone
I've started another bookmark, this time in #12 perle cotton. So far the bobbins stay wound better, there's not as much unwinding, plus the threads are not untwisting. I've finished 4 four pair simple spiders, and 1 six pair simple spider. I finished up the little triangle and am ready to start the next 6 pair spider. I don't work on this for long stretches of time. I'll work until I reach a logical stopping point, then do something else for a bit. I come back and check my work carefully before I advance. I remember being frustrated because I would make a mistake and not find it until much later. I've found 2 or 3 mistakes in the little bit I've done, but I've been able to correct them without taking out inches and inches of lace. Old dogs can learn new tricks!