It has been awhile since I had to get up as early as I did this morning, but fortunately for me, Starbucks was already open, so before I began my errands in earnest, I stopped at one that is along my usual morning route and got coffee for myself and my youngest son.
Because it was so early, the atmosphere in the coffee shop was a bit more relaxed, but very festive. So festive, in fact, that the barista made these two decorative coffees:
Once I had properly documented my before-sunrise-coffee, I got in the car and soon we were again on our way.
One upside to what felt like an obnoxiously early hour to get up was that I was ready to get to begin work on my crochet earlier than usual, and the first thing I worked on was the nearly (but not quite) finished Square C-1.
There were two more rounds to complete, and while I was perfectly happy with the 9th round of sangria, I was a bit concerned that the Red Heart Super Saver Accent bright orchid was a touch to gray.
I persisted despite my doubts, and when all was said and done I was glad that I had:
Not only did it look good on its own, it also complemented the solid sangria square as I had hoped it would:
At this point I could have started working on the straps/handles for what will be the completed bag, but instead, I began working out the details of a baker’s dozen cookie scarf the idea for which had come to me several days earlier.
As my long-time readers know, I am unable to resist the periodic siren call of crochet cookies, and this first day of November was no exception.
I completed my first cookie project ever in July of 2012:
and today, I began work on yet another variation of this project:
I never really know where my crochet will take me, but the journey is always well worth the effort.
Related post: “C” is for cookie (and cookieghan)!