Sunday, November 20, 2011

T-Shirts Transformed

A month or so ago I saw these awesome tutorials on Pinterest about making your own t-shirt yarn.  I knew I had to try it.  So, I bought some t-shirts at the Salvation Army on "Family Day"...
And got to work.  It doesn't take long to do, especially once you get the hang of it.  I got a bunch of yarn from this batch of shirts.
I used a couple of different tutorials because I was confused about one of the steps, but the best one is from Let Birds Fly.  With all this yarn I was psyched to get started on some projects, so I started a rag rug.  A rag rug that I will not show you here because I messed up the last couple of rows.  It ended up getting all wavy and the method I was using to fix it was, shall we say, jacked.  I'm planning on ripping the last few rows out to fix it, but I'm too busy right now working on Christmas presents!!  Speaking of Christmas presents, I made this rug for my oldest niece.  (SHHHH, no one tell her!!!!)
For the last couple of years her favorite colors have alternated between orange, yellow, and red, so I used all three.  I think I like it.  It's MUCH nicer in person.
I wish the rows were only one color, but it's tough to get enough yarn with t-shirts to do that.  Time to start looking for some sheets!!!  What do you think??  Do you think she'll like it?  I hope so!


Oh, one more thing...I got some new socks this weekend...They're wicked bright....
They seem to almost glow, and there are five more pair where this one came from.  





8 comments:

Kira said...

SUPER AWESOME!! I am buying some RIT for some tshirt projecting I am going to do:)

bj said...

O, I think she will LOVE the rug. :)

Lisa said...

I love doing crafts with old t-shirts like that! Yours came out great!

Becolorful said...

Aren't you fun. I can see that you like color as much as I do. :0 Great idea with the tee shirt yarn. I'm inspired. Thanks so much for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Pam

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

SO pretty!! FOund you thru Me and My Boys and am following your cute blog now!

Suzi said...

Did something similar but used plastic shopping bags for the yarn. In my opinion, crocheting works better than knitting but both need practise.

Anonymous said...

If you're wanting to make a large rug all in one colour, sheets are definitely the way to go. Our oldest daughter crocheted an 8 ft round rug from sheets for the living room in her apartment. It took her a while and every trip I made to the thrift store I made sure to look for green sheets for her.

Ashley said...

haha I LOVE THE SOCKS!! :) thanks for linkin with tell me tuesday!!!
xoxo
ash