Little Boy Red – Made by Ma

First up can I say a big thank you for all the lovely comments on the last post about The Boy’s surgery.  I cannot tell you how much they all mean to us and we’re hugely grateful for all the good wishes.

Thursday night he was more than a little miserable and he didn’t sleep much.  I got a lot of cuddles!

On Friday morning he was really freaked out by the fact that he could see two mummies, so we just stayed in our jammies and had a very lazy day.  At 8 o’clock he couldn’t even walk down the stairs.  By 3.30pm when we picked Button up from school, he was jumping off benches and balancing on kerbs!

I’m astonished at his resilience.

Today…he’s his normal ebullient self and is off visiting Grandma!

In his new red sweater knitted by her.

Pattern:  Jolly Beachcomber Knits, pattern number  2337.

Yarn: Hayfield bonus Aran

IMG_7943_edited-1Bless him…he looks like he’s gone a few rounds with Mike Tyson!  It’s hard to see from the photo but he has bruising on his forehead and cheek from the retractors, and the makings of a cracking shiner!

At the moment the eye looks a little “over corrected” too, but I’m assured that as the swelling goes down this will settle into place.  And he tells me that it’s a “little bit hurty but its ok because it will get better soon”.  I love that boy!


I simply cannot get enough of red garments for these kids…it’s a great colour on both of them! And the Jolly Beachcombers pattern book is fabulous.  We go back to it again and again.

IMG_7947_edited-1I am reliably informed that this is a “very nice sweater indeed”.

High praise from Mr Pickypants!

14 Responses to Little Boy Red – Made by Ma

  1. Jane G says:

    That’s the wonderful thing about children,they recover so quickly. He will enjoy his day with grandma,especially when he looks so smart

  2. K-Line says:

    OMG – that top photo is fantastic! You have the cutest children on the planet! He’s like a baby Billy Idol!

  3. Susan says:

    You’re absolutely right, red is terrific on them both! I love his comment about it being “hurty” — too precious! I’m glad he’s rebounding well and hope he had a blast with Grandma. 🙂

  4. Vicki Kate says:

    Your Mum is very clever and I’m so glad Boy is getting better so quickly. They’re incredibly tough, aren’t they?!

    • Tough as boots, both of them. I’m eternally grateful for that! Ma is a whiz with the needles. I’ve just taken delivery of another cardigan for Button…

  5. Andrea says:

    Lovely sweater and lovely colour on a super cute boy. I’m so glad to hear he is recovering well from surgery.

  6. dokucug says:

    Wonderful that he’s so much better already! And so stylish too!

  7. Wow look at him. Getting better so quickly. It breaks our hearts at how quickly they go down hill and how much they react to things medical, but isn’t it magical just how quickly they get back to, well jumping off kerbs etc. Hats off to your brave Boy.

    And Grandma for making the perfect jumper. And for mum for making his hair seriously spikey!

    • It’s so hard to watch…especially when it’s your doing. But, apart from getting a little more tired and looking like he’s been fighting, he’s doing really well. He was back at nursery yesterday…amazing.
      Ma is a genius with the needles.
      I can’t resist his spikey hair…it needs a cut but I’m putting it off as long as possible!