The sixth scrap cat takes shape

This past Tuesday, I finished crocheting the body of the sixth scrap cat in what is slated to be a series of eight scrap yarn crochet cats, aka: the rainbow pounce.

This left me with just two more cat bodies to crochet (along with six tails and twelve ears), and as I have not decided on what color scheme (if any) to use for the crochet cat with the yellow base, I instead chose to plow forward on the orange based/faced scrap yarn crochet cat for which I had been amassing pile of yarn scraps in various shades of pink, purple, and red:

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Yarn scraps and a crochet rectangle base for a crochet cat

and it was going quite swimmingly (I hardly had to frog at all!) until I finished the fifteenth of twenty-eight round:

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The seventh scrap yarn crochet cat

To my mind, it looked spectacular, but I had run out of yarn scraps with thirteen rounds yet to crochet.

Lucky for me, despite all of my efforts and having crocheted six scrap yarn cats before crocheting this one, I still have a lot of yarn scraps to choose from. So I set aside the current scrap cat and began sorting through the yarn scrap bag.

There were scraps of blue and green and yellow from a number of projects past, but after 20 minutes of sorting, I amassed not only this pile of reds and purple and pinks for the interrupted scrap cat:

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More yarn scraps for the seventh scrap cat

I also identified and collected these scraps from flamingo palette projects past and set them aside so that they could be added to my flamingo palette scrap yarn ball:

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More flamingo palette yarn scraps

People who know me well are probably not the least bit surprised that I have managed to take something straight forward (tying yarn scraps end to end), and turn it into something that a person needs to think about, but I love the way the sixth scrap cat is coming along, and while scrap crochet is not quick and easy, it is enormously gratifying, and with as much time as I have put into the projects that created all these ends, 20 minutes or so to get the color scheme I want seems like a reasonable investment.

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