I finally get to share with you a finished project that isn’t a pair of socks.   Hurrah!

Last Wednesday the sun shone brightly upon budding trees and jolly daffodils, and the wee small boy and I took George to the groomers, then popped into a local cafe for a rather splendid hot chocolate.

It was such a lovely day. Especially as he’d terrified us all the previous week by being rushed into hospital and needing an emergency appendectomy.  The spring weather was the perfect opportunity to wrap him in his new Iggy sweater and grab a few shots.  We’re ignoring that the shorts aren’t the best match….they were just the comfiest on the wound area.

I wish that was the end of his medical adventures, but on Saturday afternoon he developed a nasty post-op infection and was back on the ward for another surgery on Monday.  He’s home with us now, snoring his head off as I type, but we have daily hospital visits at the moment to change the packing and dressings on the wound, as they had to leave it open to avoid further infection.

It’s been, quite frankly, bloody awful.  I wouldn’t wish the past few weeks on my worst enemy, let alone a small boy.  Thankfully, today he seems to have turned a corner.  We are hopeful that the worst is over.

So pictures of a smiling boy in the sunshine in his special request jumper are a nice reminder that this too shall pass.

He had a very clear picture in his head of what he wanted.  Having browsed my patterns to find a shape he liked, we drew out some stripes to get the idea out of his head an onto the needles.

The original pattern is Iggy, by Sarah Hatton. Apart from the stripes, the only change I’ve made to the pattern is to knit it in stocking stitch, rather than reverse stocking stitch.

It’s a quick and easy knit and the details of yarn can be found on my Ravelry page.

Needless to say, I have socks back on the needles again!

12 Responses to Iggy

  1. Karen says:

    Oh my how he is growing up . Sorry to hear of medical dramas and yes hope you have all turned the corner and on the recovery road. It’s so hard. You want to suffer for them. The jumper is lovely. So cheerful and great when you can deliver what they would like. Hope next week is a better one for you all K xXx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I would have happily gone through it 10-fold to save him such pain. Thankfully he is on the mend and stuffed to the gills with antibiotics to keep it that way.
      He is so happy that he has the jumper that he wants. Extra mummy points for me!

  2. Tialys says:

    So sorry to hear you wee man has been through the mill – and you along with him! – but very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery and at least he is being spoilt with his designer jumper and big mugs of ‘posh’ hot chocolate (are those mini marshmallows I can see?).

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      He’s definitely on the mend…down to dressings changes every two days now. Those are mini marshmallows. An absolute raft of them. He was very chuffed!

  3. Kim says:

    Poor boy! Good to hear that he is getting better now. He looks fabulous in the sweater he designed. I hope you and the rest of the family are recovering from the drama.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      We’re so glad he’s on the other side of this (she said…frantically touching wood). He’s got a long road ahead until he’s fighting fit and dancing again, but we can take that slow.

      I do love him in navy and red. They’re really good colours on him and he looks so dapper!

  4. He looks so warm and snuggly! Glad to hear he is feeling better. X

  5. K-Line says:

    Oh Lord, Evie! That is so scary! I cannot imagine the stress – but he is young and has access to all of the best care. Gotta love youth 🙂 I’m sure he will back to his dancing in no time. Now you, on the other hand, have probably got a new head of grey hair!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I’ll be honest that this has been the scariest time in my life.

      We got super lucky that on both occasions we knew what we were looking at and whisked him off to the emergency room. Thankfully now it’s just keeping up with dressing changes and antibiotics.

      And feeding him. He’s got some catching up to do!

  6. Julie says:

    oooh, poor little guy!! He looks so freaking adorable in that sweater (and his glasses!) that you would never know he has had such a rough go of it lately. Hope he’s all healed up soon.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you. It’s been tough but he’s definitely on the mend now. Still a way to go but getting there.
      And I know I’m biased, but he really is an adorable cutie! I’ll be beating them off with a stick in a few years.