Sorry for the over size photo on steroids. lol Easier for us old people to see, when we don't have our glasses on.
I have no idea how that happened, and have no idea how to fix it.
Anyways I have never figured out how to tie the bowline knot. However in 1995 I found this article about this knot.
It is a 2 second knot to tie, it has never jammed on me, and comes apart easily.
For those interested, play with it and give us your input.