I don’t know if all knitters are like this, but whenever I finish a new project, I feel an immediate compulsion to wear it, no matter what the season.  Luckily, things timed well with this vest, because we had a cool front (temps in the mid-60′s to high-70′s) and the vest is made of linen/cotton, which doesn’t make it too warm.

Aleita

This is the Aleita Shell, which comes from the Spring 2008 issue of Interweave Knits.  It’s a project that I’ve wanted to do for awhile, but just finally got around to this summer.  The yarn is Elann Callista, for those interested.  I’m very pleased with how this turned out, and I think I’ll be wearing it a lot.

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I tried experimenting with taking pictures at work for this outfit, but I’m not crazy about how they turned out.  I used my smaller camera and a mini tripod balanced on a table.  The lighting was okay, but the quality isn’t that awesome.  I could take my regular camera (Canon Digital Rebel) and tripod, but I really don’t want to lug all that to work everyday.  Still, it was a lot more convenient.  We’ll see.

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Tee: Target (thrifted)
Vest: Aleita Shell (handknit by me)
Pants: Express
Shoes: Clarks Apple Sky
Purse: Morelle City Bag
Headband: Anthropologie
Necklace: Red Chair
Watch: Target

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