Pattern by Norah Gaughan, published on Interweave Knits Spring 2007. My beloved gifted me Gaughan's new book Knitting Nature for Christmas last year. Very talented designer, lovely book, and lovely patterns.
The original Bonsai Tunic is knitted with bamboo yarn (maybe that's why it's named Bonsai? Actually bonsai means potted plants, not necessarily bamboo). Mine is 100% shetland wool. I think it'll look very pretty once it's blocked.
I have finished the lace bottom piece for the back and onto the ribbing, and it's boring.