So we had this beautiful Tanqueray 10 gin bottle that my brother turned into a lamp - cool!
I'm just having a hard time with the shade. This is from another lamp - I was just testing the size...
And this is one on sale from Hobby Lobby, which is entirely too big. The do-it-yourself shades that you can stick your own fabric on were not the right size either. Anybody got another shade-shop you recommend?
And now, I've been thinking about crocheting a rug for the beach bathroom since I enjoyed doing Lucas's donut so much, and Drew declined an Auburn rug for HIS bathroom. I checked Ravelry for ideas, and found some made of cut-up T-shirts- how cool and green! I checked my LYS, but they didn't have any T-shirt yarn (also known as T-yarn or tarn, Google told me), and if you buy it online they don't guarantee more than 2 skeins of the same color - huh? So I went upstairs to my stash, and found a bunch of XL T-shirts I bought at an outlet to make Alabama Chanin stuff. A lot of these are also hand-me-downs or shirts nobody wears anymore.
I found a couple of tutorials online for cutting up T-shirts to make a continuous strip, and went to work last weekend.
Most importantly, don't cut all the way through the whole shirt or you'll just have individual strips that are a pain to join. You go back and cut diagonally through that uncut portion to get a continuous strip.
And a rotary cutter makes it go SO much faster than using scissors.
The cutting is tedious, and I got blisters from pulling so much cotton to make it curl, but the crocheting is fun because it goes really fast!
The strips up top are from the back of the shirts where I couldn't get continuous strips.
So I chained 50 then slip-stitched, then went back with 49 single crochets, and just repeated that over and over. I only added colors at the beginning of a row, except for one time I used a similar light blue because it was all I had left.
And ta-da! It took about 17 T-shirts to get 34", which is what I needed for the bathroom. And that very dark stripe is actually purple...
This is closer to the actual color. (I think up-close stitches are so artistic.)
I'll take a picture of it in the actual bathroom next time - that bathroom has green walls, a purple lamp, and lots of blue colors in the artwork painted on the wall, so I think it'll be cute.
Now wasn't I working on a black mesh sweater sleeve? And I'm eagerly awaiting an update and picture from Robbie, who's finishing up her Alabama Chanin tunic - no pressure, Robbie!