Hey guys! Or should I say, “Hey there, strangers!” I feel like it’s been such a long time since I’ve posted on here but it’s only been 10 days! A lot has been going on at my end and I don’t even know where to begin.
First, I think I’ve mentioned that we’re in lockdown here in Toronto but there’s been talk about further restrictions. I’ve been a little stressed and battling myself on whether or not I should go home and see my family for Christmas. Depending on what’s announced, I may just stay home to be safe. I don’t want to be the reason anyone gets sick.
On top of that, I’ve also been SO BUSY crocheting! I’ve been like one of Santa’s elves and I’ve been working on multiple projects. Some are Christmas gifts, and some are orders! I have 3 orders that I’m currently working on and trying to get done as fast as I can. I’m pretty bad (bad as in I do this all the time) at biting off more than I can chew. It’s tough for me to say no, and as much as I hate to admit it, I’m a bit of a people pleaser. I just don’t want to disappoint anybody! I want everyone to be happy, you know? Anyways, I’ve been super busy and stressed out with that.
And while all of this is going on, I still have a few days a week where I’m going to work and packaging online orders. So yeah, I’ve been pretty busy and I feel bad that I haven’t been able to read, edit videos, write blog posts, or even post on Instagram as much!
It’s been a lot to juggle but I’m getting through it and I’m here today, and that’s all that matters! I mean, when I finish projects like the one I’m about to share, it’s super rewarding and makes it all worth it.
Here’s my latest crochet creation! I can’t take full credit for this design. I was inspired to recreate a cropped knit sweater by this brand that’s currently getting a lot of attention: Hope Macaulay. You can check out her stuff here: https://hopemacaulay.com She makes these colossal knits that are absolutely stunning, but also quite expensive. This one that I was smitten with, and ended up recreating, is priced at around $400 CAD. I don’t know about you but this year, I don’t really have that kind of money laying around to spend on one sweater lol. The next best thing for me was to try to crochet it. And with what I’ve learned this year from the other projects that I’ve completed, I was able to recreate it by simply looking at this picture!
Those were my inspiration photos from their website, and here’s what I made!
You can definitely tell that I crocheted it instead of knitting it because the stitches are really different. I used a brighter pink and a different texture of yarn. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I think it’s my best creation yet! I’m proud that I could make it based off a photo. I didn’t follow a pattern, a video, or anything! I was a little worried about making the puffy sleeves but they were easier than I expected. I’ll be honest, guys: I’m still just so shocked that I made this myself! I really hope this inspires some of you to try to recreate anything that you’ve had your eye on. How to crochet is very easy to learn. I’m teaching my roommate and she’s almost done her first sweater! Not only will you save money, but it’ll be so special because you made it yourself and no one else will have anything like it.
But enough about me! How are you guys doing? Christmas is in less than 5 days. Are you looking forward to it? Dreading it? Have you been busy too? Let’s talk about it in the comment section below!
I hope you’re all happy, safe, and well!
Until next time,
(If I’m not back before Christmas, I hope you have the best Christmas possible!)
– Tiny ❤