Sometimes, you get lucky.
Such was the case for me yesterday.
Not only did I get this awesome latte:
I also got to sit at the table at Benelux Coffee that has the best light of any table in the coffee shop.
Once I had myself situated, I got out my 4.0 mm hook and an assortment of yarns I now thing of as my “flamingo collection” and got to work on a new crochet soccer ball.
The African flower hexagon soccer ball that I designed to celebrate and commemorate the 2010 World Cup is one of my favorite designs.
It has been made on six continents that I know of, bringing (I hope) joy to soccer and crochet enthusiasts everywhere, and yesterday I decided that now was as good a time as any to get started on what is my fourth iteration of this project.
By the time I had finished my latte and was ready to pack up and go on my way, I had made this much progress toward a future soccer ball:
When I got home, I continued my efforts, and today, as the end of the day approached, I had gotten this far:
Satisfied with my progress on the soccer ball, I turned my attention to one of my unfinished crochet jellyfish focusing my efforts on this base for one of the jellyfish:
In short order, I had finished all of the hyperbolic curlicues/tentacles for this jellyfish, and I even had the ends woven in:
Each crochet project is its own journey, and while I am not entirely certain where either of these will take me, I am happy to move forward, one stitch at a time.