So after a lot of work making t-shirts into yarn... and then more work knitting knitting knitting... this is what I made:
I was kind of disappointed with the final product. I had pictured more of a basket type thing. I'm thinking about adding some handles, but at this point I don't really feel like working any more on it because it's not really how I had pictured it turning out. You can't really see it in the pictures, but the bottom is a mess! It's all scrunchy and weird. Anyways, I'm just using it as a basket/bin to keep my winter hats/scarves/mittens in inside the closet so they're not falling everywhere.
Here it is in its natural habitat (the closet).
After all that work I'm not happy with the final result But... at least it didn't cost me anything. Just my time and a lot of old t-shirts. Maybe I'll make some dishcloths with the two balls of tshirt yarn I have left... dishcloths are fast and can't really be too disappointing.