Earlier this week I bought a simple black cardigan on sale. It has sleeves to the elbow and is short - barely to the waist. I've been wearing it to work most days over long waisted tops and I really love it - and I'm surprised, because who would have thought a chubby ball of fun such as myself would enjoy layering her clothes? I mean, puh-lease!
This discovery that layering is actually OK has inspired me, and taught me not to dismiss patterns because they seem to short or too ridiculous. Dedicated project #4 is a case in point.
Stash: Cleckheaton Country 8 ply in charcoal - 14 balls
Issue: If I had more balls I would be making a cabled jumper. But I don't so I'm gonna have to do the cabled jumper after June 30 when I can buy the yarn.
Solution: Mei-Mei Bolero from "Everyday Crochet" by Doris Chan. This is one of those books where the patterns are similarly constructed. So there is a lot of flicking between patterns trying to find rows 8-18 of pattern x and sleeve of pattern y to ultimately get a result of pattern z. It may well do my head in.
Lately I've been feeling the need to head to Melbourne for a few days of art and culture and friends. I may have almost convinced Mr QM to come with me in April and take the train up to Bendigo by himself to spend time with his folks, while I spend 4 days in Melbourne by myself. I'll know more next week when I ask for leave ... but I need this. Just a break for the mind and soul.