Thursday, April 10, 2008

GREENER THAN KERMIT!

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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9 comments:

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!)
Cheryl

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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