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« on: January 07, 2010 07:13:40 PM »

   So I saw the tute for T-shirt yarn here: http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com/2008/03/tutorial-t-shirt-yarn.html  Though I'm no good with real knitting or crocheting, I was intrigued.  I took my happy butt down to the Goodwill outlet (you've got to love clothes by the pound) and got myself some abadoned tees to make into yarn. 
    I decided to use my knitting loom to make a rug. (I think that's what it's called, pic below so you know what I mean)  
Because I had had issues in the past with regular yarn being too thin for this, I decided to make 1 1/2' yarn out of the shirts, and it worked perfectly, though I'd imagine it'd be pretty difficult to work with using actual needles.  It made a super thick rug that will now be gracing the spot in front of my kitchen sink!


Thanks for reading, c&c welcome!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010 07:54:59 PM »

wow! love it. i might have to add that to my list of stuff to make, we have so many clothes that no one wears around here.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010 08:03:11 PM »

Wow.

See, I love that.  And I'm totally envious.

Because I HAVE a knifty knitter, but for the LIFE of me haven't been able to figure out how to use it.   Embarrassed

I have to find a good video tute, because I NEED to make one of those!  That's too cute, and too useful, and too fantastic for me not to copy!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010 08:45:48 PM »

Cool! First for the t-shirt yarn, second for the color choices, third for doing that on the knitting loom! My grandparents got me one about that size when I was 8 or 9 and just today I finally started making something on it. I'm 31. Yeah, it did take me that long to figure the dumb thing out. But I maintain that the included instruction sheet is cwap (it's a knock-off brand).

Wow.

See, I love that.  And I'm totally envious.

Because I HAVE a knifty knitter, but for the LIFE of me haven't been able to figure out how to use it.   Embarrassed

I have to find a good video tute, because I NEED to make one of those!  That's too cute, and too useful, and too fantastic for me not to copy!   Smiley

I just found this site today: http://www.knittingboard.com/Articles.asp?ID=174 They have little videos for every step it appears.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010 11:11:16 PM »

wow that looks great I think I will dig through the kids draws and make a new bath mat, mine will be crochet though I don't have a knifty knitter like that.

I love the way the colours came together really well.
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katiebread
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010 09:13:07 AM »

What an awesome idea!  I wonder if it would work with a big honking crochet hook; I have said big honking hook but do not have a loom thingie like that.
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bexieboo
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010 02:14:44 PM »

That looks fantastic! I love the bright happy colours!
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DogGrrl
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010 11:21:10 AM »

That is great!  I think I'm going to try to make some dog crate pads.  Thanks so much for the inspiration!
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010 08:06:58 PM »

Wow, thanks all! I'm glad I was able to inspire someone with my crafts; I spend so much time on here ogling everyone else's. 

katiebread- like I said, I don't have much experience with real crocheting, but the tute I got the yarn off of uses it for just that purpose, so I'm pretty sure you can use it with real needles.  If the super thick yarn doesn't work, you can always trim it down to a thickness that works for you.  It's one of the perks of making it yourself. Smiley
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