Yes, one can finger knit with loops made from up-cycled clothing, in this case tights! And I have to tell you, it's so much fun even I couldn't resist popping some loops on my fingers. We have used loops made from tights on our pot holder loom to make pot holders, and even a potholder cat, but finger knitting with loops was new to us.
The results are a very thick rope which could be used to make a rug, or maybe even a basket? I won't be getting around to trying that any time soon, but while I'm busy with the spring cleaning I am setting aside lots more tights to craft with. Come to think of it, cutting the loops from the tights is quite simple, so I may have them make some more ropes now while I'm busy scouring the house!
I'll be back again with photos of just how to finger knit with loops when some of my little models arrive home from school. In the mean time, collect your materials!
Oh, and by the way, you may want to save some old t-shirts to make t-shirt pot holder loops, or to make some fabulous woven t-shirt yarn placemats! So sorry if that reduces the pile of things you'll be tossing, but hey, gotta think of the little darlings first!