This top began its journey a year and a half ago, in the fall of 2012. I had a vague idea of what I wanted, and using the incredible raglan sweater calculations I began. Then the holidays came, and other sweaters/projects, and the blue tunic got tucked away and forgotten.
This year after the holidays I started to think in earnest about my 2014 word – Organize – and how this applied in the various aspects of my life. Knitting was certainly one of them, and I began to go through the various project bags in the spare room.
The blue shirt! What to do with the blue shirt? I loved the yarn, it was a gift from a very special friend. No labels, she bought it in the giant yarn market in Seoul, Korea. I wanted to use it. So I picked up my needles and began again.
As I knit I realized there would not be enough yarn to make it the length I wanted, or the look I wanted. So I went back upstairs and found some blue cotton that complemented the yarn.
I am really pleased with this top. It will get a lot of wear later this month and into May and June, I think. And every time I wear it, I will think with affection of Sunmi, and our times together.