Spools are evil. They can, however, be only chaotic neutral when you have niftily cut notches in them to keep them from recklessly unravelling. Yes, I finally got around to trying kumihimo (Japanese braiding) with embroidery floss (infinitely less unlike silk than yarn). I actually got everything working OK, but I probably should work out a weight for the middle (sorry if that makes no sense, but kumihimo's a little difficult to describe...)
Remember when you were young, when everything was possible? It's incomparable.