I haven’t posted anything in a while. The reason being: I struggled through a pair of socks. Meaning, I had to remake them twice due to small screw-ups and now I’m quite sure they aren’t going to fit me anyway (awaiting results from blocking)… the struggle is real.
On the plus side, I’ve finished my Wool & the Gang Mary sweater, it’s blocking away right now. It fits and it’s beautiful …more about that later!
I’ve been getting many e-mails from WATG promoting their new Jersey Be Good yarn, and I’m intrigued by this whole t-shirt yarn fad I keep hearing about.
This stuff comes in really cool colours at a reasonable price, but I kept wondering how easy it would be to make. Can’t be that hard right? After much searching I found the best tutorial from Creating Laura‘s blog. To make a large ball she uses a huge sheet of bright pink jersey fabric, check it out!
She points out that:
“It was roughly 1.5 x 1.5 yards and it cost me less than $2, which is a total steal for yarn.”
How true right? Why not make something cool out of a cheap piece of fabric. It seems to be a great way to upcycle & reuse.
So then I got wondering if it’s possible to make this stuff from any old t-shirt. I mean they do call it t-shirt yarn for a reason right? The answer is a definite yes, you can make yarn out of pretty much any basic t-shirt. Here’s a link to how to do it on Crafty Passion. This is definitely on my bucket list of things to do this summer.
Now you might be asking (as I did) what on earth can you do with this stuff? Turns out there are a lot of options! Here are some of my findings (click for links):
-Featured image from alabamachanin –