I've worn this about three times now, and I have to say I'm not too happy with the wear-factor or durability (? it's early) of this yarn. Maybe it's that I didn't knit it at a tight enough gauge, but it's pilling like crazy and because the yarn is already nubbly, it just looks homemade to me instead of handmade. Unfortunate. Maybe I should have struggled on those size 8 needles instead of knitting it at a bulky gauge.
As for our son, I got word that the ENT has greenlighted (greenlit?) getting him on the OR schedule, but that it might be three or four weeks until we get a spot. Insert expletive here. At least he actually ate something besides milkshakes for dinner last night. To be a little more clear, he doesn't have tonsillitis and in fact isn't sick at all. He doesn't have strep throat. His tonsils have seemingly decided to poof out ('specially that left one), leaving the barest minimum of space between them, for no apparent reason. This is the main reason to do surgery. But ending all the sleep apnea will be a bonus, too. Right now our guy, 5 years old, is napping daily--something he hasn't done since he had pneumonia last year. He's just not getting any quality sleep at night because his breathing makes him sound like a tractor. Thank you for all your positive comments.