A rainbow pounce of scrap yarn crochet cats

When I first began this particular crochet journey, I thought it would take me two or three weeks at most.

Then, when the first month past, I kept thinking I was one day, possibly two, away from finishing.

I also though (mistakenly), that the more cats I made the easier they would become for me to make, and while they didn’t get any harder, the scrappiness of them meant that while crocheting them was incredibly fun, it was not incredibly fast.

After some resistance, I finally accepted that part of the charm of these scrap cats is that the crocheter gets to savor the process of making them, and this past two days, I was able to complete the finishing touches on the six scrap cats that were in medias res, including this scrap cat with a ice cream button:

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Scrap cat tasting an ice cream cone

this scrap cat with a cupcake button:

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Scrap cat devouring a cupcake

and this scrap cat with a lollipop button:

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Scrap cat licking a lollipop

These three cats are destined for a rising second grader, and here is how they appear in their group photo:

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Three scrap cat-kateers

But the point of a rainbow pounce is that all colors of the spectrum are represented, so before I split up the pounce and send them on their respective ways, I documented them in all their multicolor rainbow glory.

After some disagreement about who would be next to whom, I got this photo of them in the shade of a brick wall:

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A pounce of rainbow scrap cats in a semi-circles

Then I got this photo of them on top of another nearby brick wall that was in the shade of a tree:

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The rainbow pounce of scrap cats all in a row

And finally, I got them doing their best Where’s Waldo impression:

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Can you find eight scrap cats?

I have loved making the scrap cats, but it is time to move on.

The Fourth of July means that I have just 27 days to get ready for state fair season, and while I begin each state fair season determined to finish my project for the fair, this year I am a little more determined than usual, and when August first rolls around this year, I want to be ready to move forward, one stitch at a time.

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