An almost completed scrap cat

The Durham Bulls had a very good week this week.

In fact, they swept a four game series against the Gwinnett Braves, and I was on hand for three of those four games.

My renewed interest in baseball began innocently enough at a Stitch N’ Pitch game in June of 2014.

I had purchased my ticket a local yarn shop and then sat with a few of my crochet friends. I don’t remember who won the game, but I remember that I won two raffle prizes: four tickets to the Zoo in Asheboro, North Carolina, and two skeins of mohair that I traded for a jar of buttons.

Tonight, however, was not a Stitch N’ Pitch game so there were no yarn prizes or swag bags, but that did not stop me from enjoying myself, as I had come prepared with a bag full of yarn and an assortment of hooks.

But truth be told, the Bulls winning ways are impacting my crochet production. Instead of getting work done on my crochet, I find myself watching long swaths of the game.

When the Bulls are up, I promise myself I will crochet more when the opposing team is at bat, and when the opposing team is up, I find myself unable to look away. What, I wonder, will happen to the Bulls if I do not keep my eyes trained on their opponent?

But despite the Bulls riveting winning streak, I have managed to get some work done.

First I crocheted a second ear for my second scrap cat:

two scrap yarn crochet ears
Two crochet ears for the second scrap cat

With the two scrappy ears done, I wove in the interior ends and got scrap cat the second a face:

scrap yarn crochet cat
scrap yarn crochet cat

and then I took a photo of all of the pieces I had done so far:

scrap yarn crochet cat
An almost completed crochet scrap cat

One thing I did not managed to work out is what exactly I want to do about that one bare patch on the back of the cat:

scrap yarn crochet cat bald patch
Detail of scrap cat’s bald patch

This week, the Bulls are on the road, and while I am sorry I won’t get to see their games, I am committing to crocheting every possible moment, so that when they return, I will not only have finished Scrap Cat 2, but I will be on to whatever is next.

Related posts: Stitch ‘n Pitch 2014

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