I recently finished my test for Elena of a design called Spirited.
It is the adult version of Playful Citrus that I knit for T in the summer.
I started this back in August, it took a month to knit the body and then another month to get back to it and knit the sleeves…. short sleeves at that.
I guess life got in the way of things as it sometimes does but I’m am glad to say it is now finished.
I used 3 skeins of Malabrigo Lace in the Bobby Blue colourway and I actually ran out of yarn before I finished the sleeves.
If you remember the sleeves came to the elbow and were ruched on the original.
They were my favourite design element but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be on my version.
I really like it with the short sleeves as well and think it will be great to wear during the summer.
Another element I love about Elena’s designs are the back decreases.
She pairs decreases down the middle of the back that pull the body in making the most flattering shape.
It was a tad chilly to be sporting a sundress and lace cardigan in October… especially when the photographer had a winter jacket and toque on but it had to be done!
It is fantastic picture taking weather when its overcast and rather gloomy out.