12.6. I have caught up and finished the sixth repeat today.
This yarn is a custom blend from Yarnia and was a gift :)
It states on the lable that it is 68 Bamboo/ 32 Alpaca in Purple/ Teal.
I am happy that I did not use it up yet and can use it for the Project Peace Cowl; it seems the perfect yarn/ pattern combination with lots of good vibes.
So, I am three days behind, but am planning on catching up by knitting an extra row now and again. My plan is to only have to do the bind-off on the 21st (my birthday) and then wear it.
Round 1: Mistake: I already made a mistake in the first third by slipping two stitches in a row.
Fix: I added a stitch at the end of the round and intend to purl two together where I made the mistake.
Round 2: Mistake: I knitted with my tail!!!
Fix: I cut the working yarn and using the magic knot method, I attached it to the tail.
The rest of the knitting went much more smoothly. In the end I didn’t use any of the finishing methods suggested in the pattern, but bound off after the 21 repeats. Wearing it today (on my birthday!!) together with a bracelet a friend made for me in the same colors (coincidence or cosmic karma?).
Here are some of the thoughts which are going through my head while working on this: This is a very rhythmic knitting (1.2.3.) like a waltz or prayer-beads; rosary…
With tenacity and one step/ stitch at a time Peace can be accomplished. My thoughts stray to the war zones and other areas of conflict including smaller units , families, even individuals who are struggling, don’t feel at peace with themselves…and my prayers emerging are filled with compassion. I believe Peace will prevail. I am also thinking of the thousands of knitters who are -like me - working on this cowl (it would be interesting to run a data collection to see which countries are represented right here on ravelry). And others all over the world who are doing other activities to promote World Peace…