You're my source for the clove hitch idea Pip's. Thank you and thank you Red for coming up with this fantastic solution for a common inconvenience in a gathered hammock. Will be working on changes but still going to use it tonight even though the hammock is just off of the floor. At least if there's a failure in the workmanship the fall will be minimal.
Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.