When I looked at the calendar after I got up and realized that there were just 9 crafting days between me and Christmas, I gave myself only goal for the day: finish the soccer ball.
As it happens, this was not a realistic of goal, but despite the fact the ball is not finished, I did make substantial progress.
While it was, for the most part, an errand-free day, it was not a day free of interruptions; however, by nine o’clock this morning, I had finished weaving in the ends of the fourth round to the ten as-yet-to-be-completed African flower hexagons:
About an hour later, I had attached a pentagon to a ring of five hexagons I had joined yesterday, and then joined the newly completed panel to one that was already finished:
Because I needed to eat lunch and attend to some household matters, I didn’t take another picture until just after one o’clock, at which point I had completed the fifth round on five more hexagons:
By three o’clock, I had made additional progress:
By four o’clock the ball had really begun to take shape, but I needed to get ready to attend one of our Christmas traditions, a musical production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol:
I think that what I’d really like for Christmas this year is some more time.