Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

A Little Bit Of Progress

some progressWe have just had a long weekend here to celebrate Queen’s Birthday, and I had all sorts of plans for getting lots of things done. Even although Monday was a holiday, my husband was working all day. I was looking forward to getting stuck in and making some progress with some crafts and some posts. Two of my grandchildren had other ideas, however, and requested a sleepover! Needless to say their plans trumped mine and my catch ups didn’t happen.

I am lucky enough to be heading south again for a few days tomorrow – flying this time. Unfortunately I won’t have time to post the last part of my previous trip before I go. The weather has changed right on cue with the official arrival of winter. I will probably have some snow photos when I get back which I can compare with those from April (see “South Island Trip (part two)“).

I have managed to make some progress with my knitting. The resized bedtime socks for my grandson (see “Bedtime Socks Revisited”) will be joined by the toggle fastened jacket I have finished for my granddaughter. This was a rather straight forward pattern to make and I found it quite enjoyable.

some progress
Some assembly still required
some progress
Crocheted front band toggle fastenings

True to form I couldn’t just knit the garment completely as per the pattern. I made some slight changes to the way I knitted the front bands, and I also decided to crochet the loops and fastenings for the toggles. I tried a couple of different versions with the first set I made, but it didn’t take too much effort to work them out.

Hopefully everything will be the right size this time. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone again.

12 thoughts on “A Little Bit Of Progress”

    1. I’ve just checked my book. The pattern is called “Beetle Toggle Cardigan” but the book is from 2015 and I think I got it on clearance. It doesn’t show on the Spotlight website.

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