My latest knitting adventure is to make a rug out of t-shirts. I've always wanted to teach myself how to make a braided rug - bought the book and everything - but it just seems so time consuming and you need a table to set the whole project on. So, how about knitting?
This video is fun and shows how to make yarn out of a t-shirt
The kids weeded out some t-shirts and I attempted to make a rug last year.
I started on straight needles and switched to what I thought was the same size circular needles - apparently not!
More t-shirts were weeded this fall and I thought I would try again. Started and finished on size 15 circular needles. This rug came out much better this time around. I had to beg Sean for a t-shirt as more was needed to finish.
A simple garter stitch.
The parts of the t-shirt that I didn't use (the neck and sleeves), I plan on using as mulch in the veg garden. Lay it down between rows of vegetables and cover with straw or compost. Hopefully that will keep the weeds at bay.
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