Before we went for our overnight stay in Sligo, I started a piece of lace that was on my project list. I wanted to make it in green and gold. The forest green thread was on a large-ish ball, so rather than guessing how much I'd need and winding it off, I just made the centre before I left and stuck it in my backpack with my hook and small ball of gold thread. It was a good compact project to bring and work on at night in our room, which I did--with some nice music, coffee, and chocolate. Crochet, coffee, and chocolate are a great combination. I did not finish it that night, but worked on it a little more over the past few days and got the last bit done this afternoon.
This was adapted from a chart in this book:
Hope this first day of November is wonderful in your world!