How long have you been crocheting? How did you learn to do it?
I started crocheting as a hobby at the beginning of quarantine in april 2020. Funnily enough, its something that I had always been vaguely interested in but could never really get the hang of. My grandma tried teaching me a few times when I was younger but I would get too impatient and frustrated to continue. With so much free time during lockdown, my best friend and I decided it was the perfect time to learn, and took a deep dive into youtube tutorials and I’ve basically been crocheting everyday since then.
How did Ides of May get its start? Where does the name come from?
I started posting pictures on my personal instagram of airpod cases and cropped tops that I made for myself and started getting a lot of messages from people who thought they were cute and a few friends even asked if they could buy something that I had made.
This gave me the Idea to start Ides of May in August 2020 as an instagram shop where people could order custom pieces through DMs. The name is in reference to the Ides of March (the assasination of Julius Caesar) which I suppose is a little dark and definitely does not relate to crocheting but does reflect my LOVE for Ancient History and my birth month (and the best month), May.