Thursday, April 10, 2008


Let me show you all a fun project I'm doing. I know, I know: another project! Why doesn't she finish what she starts? Anyway, I have saved my hubby's old, ratty tee shirts for a couple of years. After I accumulated about 7-8 of them, I cut the sleeves out and the band around the neck. Then I started at the bottom and started cutting one (1") inch strips round and round like peeling an apple. I came up with a big ball of tee shirt yarn. Using a HUGE crochet hook, I chained a length of about 2-1/2 feet long & then started triple crochet rows. I am still crocheting, but will be finished soon. Then I'll put a knotted fringe on each end.

This will make a great bathmat. Obviously, tee shirt fabric is soft, easily washed & even bleached. Great recycling! Wouldn't it be clever to have rows of colored tee shirt fabric?
The possibilities are endless. I may have to go to Goodwill and scoop up some used tees.
Here's what it looks like today -I had a hard time keeping Lily the cat off it. But, hey, I could just wash it to remove the cat hair, but Lily's is white, so what does it matter, right? ha ha
Note to all readers: Tomorrow is Kitty's birthday! She can tell you how old she is, but we'll have a big family get together Sunday to celebrate. I'm making her a couple of fun things. Hope I get them finished in time (there she goes with more projects, will she never stop?) So we'll have some photos of that fun time to share. Til then, Luv, Nerm
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Jamie said...

Nerm's going green!! Next thing you will be on Oprah or American Idol!!!

Wow, I am impressed, that is so cool. How did you get him to give up the old t-shirts? Mine won't stop wearing those worn out ones!!

Happy birthday to Kitty!! I will pray a rosary for you on this special day!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday too yooouuuuuuuuuuu!!! la la la la!! My best blogging singing.

Family, birthdays, and great food - just doesnt get better then that!

Have fun!

Elizabeth said...

That is so cool!! What a great idea and great use of old tees. I always have a very hard time throwing out old clothing,it just seems wrong to throw fabric in the garbage. Keep on Crocheting!!

Happy birthday Kitty!!! Hope you have a fantastic day :)

Wen said...

I knew that once you told me about this the other night, that your blog friends would be impressed. I was right as well as they should be. This is more than clever not to mention very "kermit green" of you. I can't help but think that Dad has to be a little impressed by how crafty you are and what a good use of his old T-shirts?!?! You're AWESOME momma!
As far as Kitty's birthday, I hope that it is a TERRIFIC day for her! She is such a special girl and means so much to me and to all of us. Her b-day party on Sunday should be a good time. Happy Birthday Kitty! I love you!

Arlette said...

Happy Birthday! I created a tutorial on t-shirt yarn on my blog late last month. It might interest you to see how another "greenie" does it. Have a great day!

periwinkle vintage said...

Nerm, don't EVER stop with the projects! What would we all do with our time?? Your flowers are finished and on Etsy, reserved for you. I threw in some extras because you're such a sweetie! (Not pictured, but they'll be in your box). Thanks again! (And Happy Birthday to Kitty!)

Victoria Lynn said...

I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one with a million projects started but not finished...I'll get to them SOME day!! hehe!

Happy, Happy Birthday to Kitty!! Best Wishes and have a fantastically fun day! Hugs, Victoria Lynn

Donna Lynn said...

Fun project! I saw your blog on Victoria's blog and thought I would stop by for a visit! Come visit me soon too.
Bless you, Donna Lynn

Jen said...

That is absolutely amazing! Do you have to know how to knit (dumb question?)

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