Is fun. It's been around for a little while, but I'd never used the bought stuff. Ever. Confession: I'm a little bit of a yarn snob.
Prepare for boring information: I prefer to buy and use 100% cotton or 'mostly-percent' natural materials like wool and linen etc. Every t-shirt yarn I found was either 100% polyester or 100% un-determined fibers. Yes, some yarn I find actually says that, they don't know what it's made of... so, I stay well clear of that.
It turns out that this particular t-shirt yarn was 80% cotton and 20% polyester so I bought some, with a coupon of course, I didn't pay full price - who does that? I ended up with a big square - destined to be a cushion cover.
Then I bought another giant ball of t-shirt yarn... it was the same brand, the same Lot Number. But it was different. It was a slightly different white, ok, I can deal with that. But it was thicker, about twice as thick and it looked way out of place and when I made another crochet square to match the first one, it just didn't work.
I decided to buy some knitting needles. Circular knitting needles. I needed a challenge.
Now for some, these aren't really a challenge. I was taught how to knit by sticking one long knitting needle under my arm and using that to hold it while I yarned-around the needle. SO, yes, this was a challenge because I was forced to knit properly.
It didn't take long to figure out after a couple of handy you-tube tutorials. I found my own rhythm quickly and on the second day of owning circular knitting needles I finished the other side of my cushion cover.
Look at that texture! I like it so much that I don't lean on the cushion, I just stroke it. I love the way this knitting (knit one side, purl the other) is smooth. I kept it garter-stitch at the edges to stop it curling.
Then I made a 2-inch button using some pretty yellow Skulpey (the same stuff I used to make crochet hook handles in the first picture). I've joined the two sides together and now, I only have to sew in the ends and the button before I can show you a finished photo.
Until next time!