A great mother’s day gift, especially if made from the grandkids’ old outgrown t-shirts! The color block or ombre look gives interest while the simple stitch pattern makes this a sturdy, uncomplicated project that you can finish in one relaxing weekend morning.
Again with the documenting old stuff. This time it's crocheted T-shirt rugs, in three different flavors... MERRY PRANKSTER CATHEDRAL CANDY SHOP I made all of these small-ish circular-ish accent rugs by crocheting around strips of upcycled cotton t-shirt. The method of using worsted weight yarn to crochet around the t-shirt is a lot more effective, time... Continue Reading →
Yep, used to be a boring, unwanted, lonely, sad white sweater. Don't get me wrong, it's not that sweaters aren't good enough. Some of my best friends are sweaters. But I could see this sweater was suffering, yearning for a transformation, wanting desperately to better itself. So I pulled out the lovely yarn (a... Continue Reading →
Yesterday was the nicest day so far this year, and I woke up with a mission. Okay, I woke up, drank two cups of coffee, and THEN I had a mission: dying the recycled sweater yarn I've been sitting on for months. It's not the same yarn as from my Recycling Sweater Yarn Tutorial, but... Continue Reading →
Unraveling / Pulling Congratulations! It's time to start building a big fat yarn ball, for a teeny tiny fraction of what it would cost at a yarn boutique. You may be tempted to just pull and pull, amassing a huge pile of unraveled yarn beside you. Unless you want a huge headache later, DON’T DO... Continue Reading →
Breaking In Version 2 Start at the same place you would for Version 1 – the end of the sleeve, where your hand would come out. Remember those two fat lines we talked about? Take those two fat lines and pull them apart, separating them down the middle. In between those two knit edge pieces... Continue Reading →
DO NOT miss the awesome opportunities in sweater unraveling this garage sale season! Get a unique yarn with which you can knit or crochet, weave, spin into a new yarn, etc... as well as gaining skills that are helpful if you're in the garment reconstruction game.