For my birthday, to make up for pissing me right the fuck off with a gag gift, my sister gave me some Zoot yarn. Which is not yarn made from Zoot's fur (thank god), but yarn in Zoot colors and with a kitty on the label.
Since I've been watching a lot of Hoarders lately, it's occurred to me that I need to throw out all of my possessions and start using up my yarn stash. So, it was time to find something to do with the Zoot yarn.
After I reached a certain point, I decided, "I am just going to keep going until I've used up all this yarn."
When this actually happened I decided it would be better to end the row I was working on and to use the leftover yarn to make a cat toy.
The toy is a circle:
Ch 2, 6 sc in the first ch
Inc around (12)
Sc, inc around (18)
Sc, sc, inc around (24)
I think about two or three rows of 24 sc
Sc, sc, dec around (18)
Stuff with polyfill and a little bit of catnip
Sc, dec around (12)
Dec around (6)
For the tail I made a chain, and then did single crochet back down the chain until I reached the ball. Except I misjudged the amount of yarn I had left so I had to pull out some stitches and make the chain smaller.
Some of you may have managed to avoid this incident, but Zoot swallowed a piece of yarn last week. I spent a lot of time on the phone with the emergency vet and thinking about how I am history's greatest monster. Zoot just did cat stuff and spent about a day with an inch of yarn hanging out of her ass. We have both made a full recovery, but yarn scraps are no longer toys, and this toy is probably going to be supervised play only. Until I forget how stressful this week was.