It has been a week since cyclone Yasi blew through and I now have power back to my house. We all got through okay, with no-one injured and only minor damage to the house....a few trees landed on the house, damaging gutters and one casement window broke. It wasn't all bad. My sister and her family evacuated to our house and it was lovely to have them. I rediscovered the pleasure of a candle-lit bath. A forced holiday from television and computers is probably a good thing now and then, and I didn't need to make excuses for not vacuuming, ironing or washing!
The day before cyclone preparations began in earnest, I whipped up a very quick muslin of this interesting design from "Pattern Magic Vol 3 - Stretch Fabric Material". This book is listed for $50 on Amazon, but it only cost me $20 in Japan. If you go to Amazon you can see some images from the book. Admittedly, Amazon are showing only the more wearable designs. Some of the others are pretty kooky!
I had lots of jobs that I really should have been doing, so I picked the quickest project to try. It is basically 2 circles sewn together. The bottom circle has a hole for your body to go through and the top circle has a hole for your head. Two slits are left open between the circles for arm-holes.
Initially, I thought that the top was wearable, probably best made up in a neutral colour, to layer over other neutral coloured knits. I liked the back neckline. Now that I have seen photos of me wearing it, it won't be getting beyond the muslin stage. Never mind, it was a quick, fun play-around.