Thursday, February 07, 2008

Sweater & Surgery

This is a drive-by post to upload photos of the finished sweater. I love it so much. It has replaced my pregnant Wallaby as most favorite knit item yet. I tried two new things on this sweater: applied i-cord and a zipper. This was made with 100Purewool 3-ply merino. Decadent stuff. If you are enterprising, you can find some for sale on some swap boards where mamas congregate because they often use it for diaper soakers and the like. You can also find some co-op buys out there for it. It's very soft.

Orchid Purewool Sweater

Orchid Purewool Sweater
That is a Melissa & Doug "Princess Mirror" she's holding. Sigh.

Our son is scheduled for a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy tomorrow. We only just scheduled it today. But we had waited two weeks to see the ENT, who subsequently said today, "These need to come out. Now." So. An update will come again when possible. I'm looking forward to getting our happy go-lucky, well-rested son back.

17 comments:

Eliza said...

Good luck to you all with your son's surgery. I hope it all goes smoothly and that you'll be able to breathe a big sigh of relief.

The sweater looks great. Any advice on the zipper? I have a sweater I've been meaning to put a zipper in for a year and a half now, but I can't get the gumption up to do it.

tiennie said...

How sweet! So is that sweater.

I hope all goes well for your son's surgery.

Bertha said...

Oh my gosh, that was quick...I'll be thinking good thoughts for N, I am sure everything will go smoothly and I'm sure he'll enjoy eating nothing but ice cream for a few days :P

And the sweater is seriously, SERIOUSLY cute. No wonder it's your new fav!

knittingelephant said...

I'm so glad your son is getting 'fixed up' soon! He'll certainly be much happier once the adenoids and tonsils are gone and he can scarf down some only-when-sick-goodies! Sending best wishes to all of you!

The cardi turned out as perfectly as expected. DD looks very happy in her new grubs.

Heather said...

very cute - nice yarn for such a great knit!

Ruth said...

I'm so glad you're getting your son's tonsils and adenoids dealt with. You'll all be so much happier after he heals.

And the sweater ... how cute it that? And how cute is SHE?!?

Mandy said...

I'm thinking of you guys today.

And that sweater and the girl? Cutest cutest cutest.

Vicki Knitorious said...

Sending virtual popsicles and ice cream!!

Cute, cute sweater!!!

Yarn Devil said...

The sweater looks great! Looks very good on her! Good luck with your son's tonsils! I'm sure he will have a speedy recovery... knowing he will be able to breath again!

jessica said...

I hope the surgery goes well! love the pink sweater, its always a good feeling when you accomplish something new!

How's all the snow treating you?! Our roads are still bad. I swear they plowed better for far less snow. argh. we've kinda been camping out at home... I think I'm a bit stir crazy...

goodkarma said...

The princess' sweater is lovely! So soft and pinky purple and room to grow... perfect. I'll be thinking of your little prince, too.

Sonya said...

I love the sweater!

I hope he has an easy and quick recovery.

Anne said...

Oh dear - many prayers to you, I do hope he came out just fine and that everyone is doing well. The sweater is, in fact, gorgeous.

Robin said...

I hope the surgery went well (sorry, I'm just getting around to doing all my blog reading)
Love that sweater...and your models has the most precious face!!!

Devonshire said...

The sweater looks great. I hope that all went smoothly for N - I'm sure he will feel so much better after it is done. Ice cream and Popsicles, yum. May the recover be quick and healthy.

Miss T said...

That sweater is adorable!

nova said...

Very cute sweater. I am looking to tackle applied i-cord soon. I hope your son's surgery went well. I hope he likes ice cream!