I've made a few alterations to the pattern. First off, I have about half the amount of required yarn, so this will be a much smaller cowl. I reduced the width by 20 stitches, and instead of knitting two identical pieces and seaming them together with ruching along the seam, I'm just going to crochet until it's either the length I want or I run out of yarn. I'll probably still ruch the one seam though.
I'm pretty damn proud to say that I finally climbed to the top of it this rotation! I've been itching to do that since the moment I landed in camp for the first time, Dec 2012. And boy do I have the bug bites to proove it! Damn blackflies.