I started spinning a cord to make a necklace for my sister-in-law.
Usually these go fairly smoothly for me. This cord became so tangled that I had to cut the whole mess off and start fresh. When the threads began to tangle the second time I tied them all up.
My sister-in-law is always starting things she'll never finish. She creates many problems for herself. I started thinking of a garden, over-grown and weed choked. I thought about how much work it takes to reclaim a garden gone to seed, but it actually takes very little effort to keep a garden maintained.