If you want to make your own, Knitting with your old T-shirts is a good start. Grab a few old t-shirts of similar materials (all cotton, or the same blend of cotton poly) and consider your project. Small projects (like a Coffee Cup Cozy) will take one shirt or less, larger ones will take more. If you want all your t-shirt yarn to approximately match, either bleach all your t's together, or dye all of them in the same dye color. Unless they were all the same color and material to start with, they will vary in their finished colors, but look more unified. Now, follow the instructions in this video to make your yarn.
This technique works well with bedsheets and blue jeans, too! For sheets and jeans, don't cut in spirals, just in straight lines. Fun!
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Not enough? Go miniature with separated embroidery floss and straight pins. Go big with rope. (Make your own needles with dowels from the hardware store, or go online.) Go modern with fishing line and monofilament. Go stone age with twine! Blend different fibers into the same piece for amazing textural contrasts and beautiful affects. Knitting with non-yarns isn't just fun, it can be gorgeous!