One from the archives here peeps! This tales starts many moons ago …

(I can’t find this in my Ravelry projects. The earliest project I have listed is from 2004, so I assume it’s from before then).

"Accidental Lensflare" is my hipster band name.  "We're pretty cool, so you probably haven't heard of us."
“Accidental Lensflare” is my hipster band name.
“We’re pretty cool, so you probably haven’t heard of us.”

Inspired by Vivian Høxbro’s book “Domino Knitting”, I made my mum a mitred-squares waistcoat. I used large wooden toggle as the fastening and my mum didn’t really wear it.
Fast forward to today and she handed the waistcoat back to me for some remedial work.

Oh, cheeky!
Oh, cheeky!

These were the only buttons I had easy access to and they don’t really match. Nor are they placed evenly. But … I hope they will mean my mum will actually wear this garment again.


I crab stitched (crocheting backwards, from left to right) up the left front, creating chain loops whenever it seemed like a good idea.

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you have no idea what you’re doing and/or you have no fear. Look at those mitred corners on the welts around the arm and neck holes!


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