One of the things that I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
~ Lucille Ball
Step #1 (finding a thrift store with used t-shirts) was covered yesterday.
Step #2: Find one or more online tutorials showing me how to cut a used t-shirt to make yarn.
Google to the rescue (again!):
Step #2: Check!
Step #3: Try it
I picked up a cute knit top - t-shirt weight fabric - at the Goodwill near work. (Settling on just one shirt was the hard part!)
While all the tutorials were generally similar, there were some differences. I followed the instructions from the YouTube video.
Is that beautiful t-shirt yarn, or what?
Turns out, the answer is: OR WHAT...
The cute top I picked - the one that was not actually a t-shirt - had side seams:
And those side seams, that appear every few inches along my cut of yarn, pretty much ruin it. :(
Step #4: Learn a valuable lesson the hard way.
Step #4: Check! ;)