Originally Posted by hammock_monk
...In the picture above, working from left to right tends to open the braiding of the Amsteel while working from right to left tends to close it up....
Actually there is nothing directional about amsteel blue at all. Turn the amsteel in your photo 1/8th of a turn and it points the other direction.
When making a whoopie sling, the bury from the fixed eye is buried from one direction while the adjustable bury is done from the opposite direction.
You just got the hang of.