Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Upcycle Project T-shirts to Bath Mat

upcycled T-shirt rag-rug crochet bath mat

I've got my decluttering momentum back but woke up today with the nasty 24 hour thing that hubby had yesterday. So even though I wanted to declutter I couldn't. What to do? A T-shirt upcycle project of course.

I've been holding onto some T-shirts with plans of upcycling them into a bathmat. It's a project that doesn't require any thinking on my behalf (the way lace making does because it's still so new for me) and it's also technically a decluttering project because it will remove some storage items from storage, so I get to feel like I'm making decluttering progress at the same time.

So far I've used up 5 T-shirts and there is enough of each T-shirt left that I can use them as rags. I don't know yet if I will use them as is or if I will actually cut them into squares and edge them on the overlocker so they can be washed and reused. I'll see how motivated I feel. I do want to try making a duster the way it says to in the CWA cookbook where you soak the cloth in paraffin or something.

upcycle T-shirt project

Um, and that's it for this fuzzy head. Have you done a T-shirt upcycle project, or do you plan to? Let me know in the comments! I might have to give it a try.