Day 23 of Make Madness – Making T-Shirt Yarn
Well today was one of those days that didn’t quite go the way I thought it would.
About mid-morning I went downstairs into our garage to retrieve my bin of t-shirts to begin today’s craft only to discover water all over the garage floor. The source of the problem: a busted water heater. I quickly called Mike, who told me how to turn off the heat and the water, and let me know he was on his way home. Long story short, we have a new hot water heater that will be installed tomorrow and we’re drying out the area that got wet.
Sooooo… I didn’t start my project until late. I managed to find a t-shirt to cut up and followed this tutorial. The instructions were great and before I knew it I had a ball of t-shirt yarn.
I wanted to cut more shirts up but I ran out of time. I’ll definitely be converting those babies into yarn and use them to make floor rugs.
I grabbed my humongous crochet hook (size Q, I think) and started my rug. I crocheted a beginning chain row the width I wanted for the rug, and then made single crochet stitches starting in the 2nd chain from the hook. When I reached the end of the row, I turned around, chained 1 and continued back with single crochets. I was able to do 3 complete rows with the ball of yarn I made.
I was watching you make the t-shirt yarn, mom, and I would be willing to help. I could take one end in my mouth and pull. I’d be good at that.