Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More T-Shirt Fun: T-Shirt YARN!

Hope everyone made it through the storm okay- we were very blessed that our home was fine and we were all safe and sound. :-)

Check out this old t-shirt! Now, you know how much I get scissor-happy around old t-shirts. And this one was an XXL, so I decided it needed a LOT of cutting! It was the perfect candidate to create t-shirt yarn! I found the tutorial by Polka Dot Pineapple at one of my very favorite sites, So You Think You're Crafty. It's genius, really- since jersey knit t-shirt material doesn't fray, you can get an old t-shirt without side seams and create one looooong piece of material from it.

It took a long time to cut that baby up, but you should have seen the look on my face when I wound my masterpiece into an orb the size of a softball. I was positively giddy.

Now I'm using it to knit this scarf...or neck warmer? (might not be long enough for a scarf, we'll have to see)

I'm planning on getting more side-seam-less t-shirts and making more yarn so I can try out this great No-Knit Scarf from Martha Stewart. Fun stuff! I will be sure to share my results!


  1. What a great way to recycle old clothing!

  2. That totally stinks about your camera! Hope you can get it fixed soon!

    Hahaha, my family keeps begging me to open the camera early so we can go somewhere {zoo etc} but I don't want to cuz then my bday won't be special at all! We got it in the mail 2 days ago and it takes sooo much self control to not just grab it and start snapping away!

  3. Hahaha! Than xoxo at you! :)

    And I did do a post saying the themes and stuff a few weeks ago. I think I'll wait for a few more followers {and my camera!} and I'll do a linky party! Thank you so much for entering!

    Ah, tonight is my birthday party and I have to make all the food WHEN I'm done with school AND I JUST figured out that our 1st volleyball game is tomorrow @ 7:30 am and I need some special shorts which I am going to have NO TIME at all to get! :) Life is busy!


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