I can not thank you enough for the kind words, I never feel as I deserve any of it. This blog is just a diary of day to day existence when you don’t have any money. It’s about a bumpy journey with some long dull days trying to fill themselves. I’m still astonished that any one reads it even more so that so many people are enjoying it. Thanks again for commenting, it’s good to know some one’s listening. If you’ve already become a follower, then many thanks and if you haven’t please try and help me get to 600 hundred followers. I’m hoping to make to one thousand by the end of the year. I know lots of people read as the ‘stats’ show the blog gets over 2,000 hits a day and it would be lovely to know who you are by becoming followers.
I’m home alone today. I was due to go to Bristol to see Dearly Beloved’s mum. We take the dogs with us and make it a long day by going there and back in the day. We go as often as we can. I’m home and emotionally drained after the anxiety of the last two days and just need to be quiet. I’m using the new skill that Foster Mummy taught me and I’m knitting my own rug. I’m a very bad knitter and it takes me ages as I get bored of anything repetitive and have to put it away. I love knitting as it’s something I can pick up and put down when I please. I thought I would show you today’s efforts.
Each strip is from the body of one tee shirt, which I cut into lengths and then pull tight as I wind it into a ball. It’s very heavy to knit and my hands are aching from what I’ve done already. I’m knitting mine on my circular needles as 60 stitched fit easily onto this. It feels lovely, already like a door mat or bath mat.
I’m loving the fact that these old tatty 50p each tee shirts will not go to landfill but are going to be put to good use. I hate waste and can’t bear the thought that people see clothes as disposable and get so little wear out of them All the clothes I have from charity shops are like new and I’m more than happy to take them away and wear them to give them another chance of being used. The tee shirt rug is like that. I could knit this for years, simply using up old tee shirts (that we got second hand in the first place) as they get too holey or scruffy to wear.
You don’t have to be any good at knitting to make blankets or bath mats, this is about making something usable out of something that was going to be thrown away. It’s about conserving and being sustainable. In my case, it’s about having some fun and doing something I really enjoy and not worrying that I’m not very good at it.
What do you do, that you’re not very good at, that you enjoy and, as Columbo would say, just one more thing. If you’ve got any old tee shirts and want to see them put to good use and turned into my new door mat or bath mat, then email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you my address. I’m off to have some more very cheap fun and knit with my feet up.
As every, until tomorrow,