Aren't these daisies pretty?
I just love having them around the house.
I got the first panel with border done on the Sweetheart Blanket and started the second one. I'll be crocheting seven in total for this queen-size bed. I love it. These panels are looooong, but perfect for this bed! It really is a nice pattern. In case you missed it, the free pattern can be found HERE. I love that yellow one in the link and want to make one in that color too! Ambitious, aren't I?
I spent yesterday evening washing, drying, and then cutting up t-shirts and making the t-shirt yarn. It was much more fun than ripping sheets. FYI...not all t-shirts will work for this. Luckily I only had one that didn't work. The only difference I noticed was that it had seams down the sides of the t-shirt. So if you are going to make this, look for tees without any seams on the body. I'm sure it's something to do with the type of material used, but for the life of me, I don't know what it is. It also didn't work with t-shirts that had a big picture or big writing screened onto them. It's fine if there's just a little, but the screening made the material stay flat and not roll properly. (You'll know what I mean by that if you watch the video I linked to in my last entry.) Jersey sheets would also work great for this.
This rotary cutter made all the difference in the world! Totally worth the $17 and change I paid for it at Walmart. Scissors were making my hands hurt and would have eventually caused blisters. Wear gloves if you're going to use scissors.
Although some of these look dark blue, they are all black, red, or brown. I thought these colors would make a pretty rug. As you can see, I'm starting out with nine shirts. Not sure if that'll be enough because I want it larger than the one I made with the sheets. I'll also be using a smaller hook (Size N).
I've been crocheting on the Sweetheart Blanket today, so I haven't started this yet, but I will soon...maybe this weekend if not before.