KEEPING MY NECK WARM

I know that we’re slowly seeing the transition from winter to spring, but I have to take a moment to share with you guys this neck warmer that I made. I crocheted it. It took less than 24 hours to make. It’s gingham, and I LOVE gingham. I won’t take credit for this design because I was inspired by an Instagram account: @lolocrochete Her pieces are SO COOL and she made me want to try to make one myself. It’s actually pretty easy! I watched a bunch of YouTube videos on how to do it and kind of figured it out as I went along. If you know crochet basics, you can definitely make a gingham neck warmer.

The colours I chose were pink (obviously – I love pink!) and this burnt orange colour. Not a likely combo but I think it works! I used this chunky yarn and I think if I were to do it again, I’d use something a bit thinner or less chunky. It just doesn’t stretch or fall as loosely as I imagined. It’s a bit stiff but if I scrunch it up and play with it, I get the effect that I want. I’m going to be quite sad when I have to stash it away with my other winter things but I’m also super excited to see what I can crochet next season! I’m thinking… crochet bikinis? A crochet dress?!

I also thought this post would be a perfect time to tell you guys that I’M KNITTING AGAIN. Last year, or maybe it was the year before, I knitted myself a scarf and then kind of stopped. I mean, I enjoyed it. But that was a far as my skills would take me, you know? And after learning how to crochet, I found it much easier and I loved that it didn’t take me very long to finish a project. Crocheting just seemed much more rewarding. Correct me if I’m wrong but I feel like knitting is a bit more intricate. Basically, I think it’s harder. I do want to challenge myself though so I picked it up again, and now I’m making my first clothing piece! I can’t wait to share it with y’all. I’m a little nervous to fully disclose the project because I’m not very far into it yet. It is my first time knitting something serious because I’ve only ever knit a long rectangle before lol. I could get fed up and quit! I mean, it doesn’t sound like me but it could happen! I’m actually thinking right now about all the little things I’m going to have to learn to get there and I’m stressed ha-ha.

Anyways, please stay tuned for that! I hope you guys like my neck warmer! If you want more blog posts on crocheting or knitting, please let me know in the comment section below. I’d be happy to do it (even though I’m 100% not an expert on any of the two)!

Hope you’re all safe and doing well!

– Tiny ❤

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