I'm sorry. I was up until 2am trying to get my photos posted but wasn't able to figure it out. They're uploaded somewhere on the site but I don't know where or how to transfer them. Then I've been gone all day & just returned. Hopefully I can solve my problem now. As a last resort, they're also in my photobucket:
As to your question, I didn't tie knots. I used sleeves & a crimping tool to fasten them securely. So far I've not had them come off.