When a closetful of yarn just isn't enough...
...you improvise. I was staring down a pile of G's old white t-shirts this weekend, trying to figure out what to do with them. Throwing them out just seemed wasteful--you only need so many shoe shine rags. So, I decided to recycle them in a fun way and turned them into yarn.
First, I decided to knit a dishcloth. It was cute, and seemed rather useful. But, I don't really need 20 dishcloths. I mean, I might eventually, but I really wanted to come up with a project that would use more shirts at once and put a dent in the pile.
So I cut six shirts up into 1 inch strips (1 long, seamless strip from hem to armpits per shirt)...
...and started knitting a bathmat. I ended up using my straight size 19s, which I haven't used in years.
It knit up quickly, and was an instant winner with Thelonious Monkey (yes, the new kitty has a name).
And, I even like how it looks. I think I'm going to have to make more. For now, it's back to baby knitting--will it ever end?!?