One of the things I did while I was away was create a kitchen rug.
I was in need of a new kitchen rug and couldn't find anything in stores that I loved. For a long time I did without one and just threw a towel on the floor when necessary. I stumbled across a picture on Pinterest that showed a rug made from homemade t-shirt yarn and cotton yarn and really liked it. I purchased cotton t-shirts from my local thrift store and followed a tutorial I found online for cutting them into yarn. Then, I went for it! With no instructions, and a lot of trial and error, I crocheted cotton yarn, in single crochet, around the t-shirt yarn in a large oval. To finish it off, I crocheted two rows with just the cotton yarn (no t-shirt yarn). I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I do wish I could have gotten it to lay a little flatter.