We’ve hosted a Korean exchange student all this school year. At the beginning of the year, we didn’t really connect – she’s the type of girl who, given the choice, would spend hours and hours of free time at the mall, whereas I’d prefer…well, lots of things, but I’m not a big fan of shopping. There wasn’t any animosity between us, but we weren’t really friends either – we basically just coexisted. But recently, as she’s become less shy and more conversational and I’ve gotten to know her better, it’s been different. It started with a really interesting conversation about differences in education between Korea and the States (which are HUGE), which led into a similar one about music (she’s a fabulous pianist) and, as they say, the rest is history.

Anyway, she’s leaving in a couple weeks, and I wanted to make her a goodbye present. Behold:

Pattern: Narragansett by Kirsten Kapur

Yarn: Spunky Eclectic Rustic Silk (held double), left over from prom shawl (live pictures soon!)

Needles: US2 for ribbing; US5 for body

Ravelry: pattern page here

Since I haven’t given it to her yet, you get to see it on a rather unconventional model:

It’s amazing we got her (the dog, I mean) to sit still long enough for this picture.