A word to the wise

Don’t.

If you come across me crocheting at a baseball game and think it is a good idea to take the time to comment to me about how the game “must be boring” because I am crocheting, stop yourself.

Trust me, it is not a good idea, and I will not handle it with any grace, because the last person to say that to me used up what little I had left, and there is no more.

Crochet is an integral part of my adult baseball viewing habits.

In fact, it was a Stitch N’ Pitch at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in June of 2014 that got me started, and I have been a devoted fan of crocheting at the ballpark ever since.

So it probably comes as no surprise to my dear readers that last night when we were in the middle of the 3rd inning, I got out the orange based scrap yarn crochet cat with the idea that I would finish as much as I could before the game ended.

Here is where I started:

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Orange based scrap cat at a mid-point of Saturday’s baseball game

and here is how far I got when I ran out of things I could do to this scrap cat with he materials I had with me:

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The mostly finished scrap cat

But, as fate would have it, there were still more baseball to be played, so I took the yarn scraps I had brought with me and began tying them together in the order they appear in the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. I sorted through scraps, I tied ends, I watched, the game.

Eventually, I had a ball of yarn scraps large enough to allow me to begin work on the eighth and final scrap cat. Here is how it looked early this afternoon when I had completed the third round of the final cat:

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Work begins on the yellow scrap yarn crochet cat

Satisfied that the whole rainbow scrap idea was working out at least as well as I had hoped, I continued:

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The rainbow scrap cat, 10 rounds in

But I also had some unfinished business with last night’s scrap cat, so after gathering more red, pink, and purple yarn scraps and tying those end-to-end, I finally had what I needed to crochet a scrap yarn tail:

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Orange scrap cat gets a tail

So if you see me at a game and want to ask me what I am working on, I’d love to talk. If you want to show me what you’ve made or pictures of what you’ve made, I’d love to see them, but if you want to make a comment about who crochet can only be interesting if something else is boring, move along.

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3 thoughts on “A word to the wise

  1. I so agree! I have a hard time “just sitting” and would rather be accomplishing something as well as watching the activity! One time I took my crocheting to jury duty and the atty asked if he was boring me…..honestly yes, but politely no!

  2. A polite way to say, ‘Are you writing a book’ or ‘It’s not your turn to watch me’ might be of help to us. Crochet On!!

  3. I, too, take my crocheting with me EVERYwhere! I have NO trouble keeping up with the action around me! I can also chew gum and walk at the same time, even!!

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