I got it together and crocheted a flower following Gipsy Quilt's instructions. Mine just isn't as cute as hers- perhaps aiming for 'cute' is a bit too high for me. I'm not sure if the thread I choose is wrong, or if I misunderstood the instructions. Mine looks more like a pile of crochet than like a flower. A bit disspiriting. Maybe it would work better with fewer spirals- I could cut it in two and make two flowers. Or it could be un-spiralled and used as a bit of lace. Anyhow, it's a good activity for the bus, even if I'm not totally happy with the product.
For next week, I'm hoping to work on combining crochet with small balls of yarn to make a mini-teddy-bear. If it works out, I'll need to find someone who would like a mini-teddy-bear.
Another note: must remember the head of the directorate is occassionally on my bus. This isn't a problem, but it could feel like starting work before arriving at the office.