An errant errand (or two)

Today, my youngest son experienced “trumpet issues,” and these issues necessitated the running of errands that had not been on my to-get-done-today list.

However, despite these errant errands, I made measurable progress on the “If pigs (and dogs and birds and bears and frogs and lions and turtles) could fly” afghan, and when I found myself at Marsh Woodwinds (which as it happens is just one block north of a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts location), I stopped in at the parenthetically mentioned establishment and got myself a cup of coffee, a doughnut, and this bag of dark roast coffee:

Coffee to fuel the crochet revolution
Coffee to fuel the crochet revolution

As for my crochet day, one of the first things I did was to make (and attach) a yellow bow tie for the previously bow tie-less bear in the 9th row of this project:

The bear of row 9 gets a yellow bow tie
The bear of row 9 gets a yellow bow tie

From there, I made colorful cluster hexagons to be used in rows 11 and 12:

Colorful cluster hexagons
Colorful cluster hexagons

Then, satisfied that I had gotten a good start on the colorful cluster hexagons, I turned my attention to joining the hexagons of the future row 11:

I start joining the hexagons of row 11
I start joining the hexagons of row 11

It was just as I finished joining the turtle to the purple cluster hexagon that I realized the afternoon was quickly slipping away, and I decided to launch an all out effort to join rows 8, 9, and 10 to each other and to the previous 7 rows.

I came pretty close to accomplishing my goal:

The first ten rows, joined
The first ten rows, joined

I suppose that part of me wishes that I could plan my day and then execute that plan with precision, but life, like crochet, has unexpected twists and turns, and I never really know where either will take me.

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