I changed a few aspects of the designer's pattern for this sweater, Estrid, by Elsebeth Lavold, making the collar smaller, the bottom edge straight across instead of pointed at the bottom of the cable design, and adding the cable design to the center back. I also shaped it for the waist and slightly modified the drop shoulder to remove some extra stitches from the underarm area.
Joyce picked this delightful shade of blue. It's one of the pattern designer's own yarns, Silky Wool, which I also used in a different color for my own sweater by the same designer, Ylva.
Just for fun, I tried some photos with different lighting and really like this one of Joyce's face!