So, yesterday, I was very pleased to finish my Japa Mala, remember? But when I was using it last night, I realized the strand was awfully short. Yeah, because in my sleep deprived state, I counted 9×9 three times, and said okay, let’s get started. I have 81 beads instead of 108! I destroyed my meditative state by getting up and pulling together enough beads to re-make it.
I also learned in using it that seed beads are not so good on these, because it’s harder to feel them. So maybe it’s a good thing I miscounted?? Because I wouldn’t take it apart if there were the right number of beads, but since I have to do so anyway, I will replace the too small ones.
And since I was out of hemp cord, I went digging in the stash and found cream perle cotton. I think it will be beautiful with these beads.
And see, this is why I am going into social work instead of physics. Because you know you are glad that I wasn’t working on a particle accelerator over here!