Saturday, November 29, 2008

Utility Rugs

This week I'm feeling the economic crunch big time (who isn't?). As this recession is only going to get worse before it's better I'm channeling my grandma's resourcefulness and challenging myself to find a use for old t-shirts. During her early years of retirement, grandma, who doesn't drive, would become inspired during the day and create something out of the limited resources she had at hand.
I am also in need of a rug for our unfinished basement. I cut 1 inch strips from my husbands old t-shirts and used a extra large crochet hook to make a circular throw rug. I used a double crochet pattern and changed colors after each t-shirt.