If one can't crochet, one should knit ;-).
(This is less painfull for me)
So I made a very simple winter cowl.
60 stitches / needle nbr 7 / 66 cm length
Crocheted the ends together untill about halfway (yep ... still some
crochet involved) and finish off by crocheting both the ends with a little border.
The wool I used is very irregular, that is giving the bubbly accent.