Friday, January 22, 2016

Milk in a Sippy Cup

Today I was surprised to see that FL had his beard trimmed.
The nurses had offered to tidy him up a bit and he either said yes or did not say no...!
The strange thing is, he seems to have lost 30 years in the process.
His head is as pale and cool as marble.  Serene. His wrinkles have almost disappeared.

He was awake for maybe 5 minutes out of the 6 hours I spent with him today.
He did not have the strength to use a straw, so today he was given milk in a child's sippy cup.
The nurse told me that the next step is a "pink lollipop":  a moist swab to hold to his lips when they are parched but he can no longer swallow.

I finished knitting my Qwist hat, a pattern by Melanie Berg.
The yarn is my first real two-ply handspun, a blend of Norwegian wool and bamboo from Fondant Fibre.
When I got home I sewed on the pompom.
I will show him tomorrow:  I think it will make him smile :)


28 comments:

Louise Perry said...

Hope your pink pom-pom hat does raise a smile tomorrow. X

Knitlass said...

Gorgeous hat. Amazing :-)

Susan_in_Peckham said...

Gorgeous colour and I love how the wool and stitch complement each other :)

Jenny Larking said...

Lovely hat and colour. Good job you have your knitting.

Emma said...

I hope your truly gorgeous hat raises a smile.
Please accept some lovingly sent virtual hugs. I wish I could give them in person as I feel that you have need of them.
{{{hugs}}}

Jen said...

Love the hat! It would make anyone smile! And yes, sending virtual hugs. x

Wakeymakes said...

Stunning pattern send colour. It can only raise a smile. Love to you both xXx

ambermog said...

Fabulous hat, FL will smile when he sees you arrive wearing that:) more strength sent for you both xx

Jenni said...

Am sure that hat will raise a smile :)

Su-z said...

I love your hat! The color is great and the Pom Pom is too. Peace and love to you both.

Athene said...

What a beautiful hat. I hope it will make him smile - if you're like me you knit memories in with each row, I remember where I was or what I was watching when I knitted something. I hope that knitting is giving you time for lots of reflections on your life with FL and how you 'rediscovered' each other. Sending virtual hugs.

Sarahel said...

He's bound to smile, it's a fabulous hat. I can't believe it's any sort f'first' in spinning.
Thinking of you both so often these days. OX

colleen said...

Hoping these are peaceful times for you both.

The hat raised a smile here. Hope it works it's magic tomorrow too.

MaryinTN said...

I know that pink hat will bring a smile. Peace, comfort and love for both of you.

Carmel said...

The knitting is divine. The pompon is jaunty, bordering on saucy! Well wear it!

JustSewJenna said...

I love the hat and the pompom, such a fabulous, vibrant colour. I hope it makes him smile!

sulkycat said...

Most excellent of hats - thinking of both of you.

Minigranny said...

Sassy pink hat!! It's bound to bring a smile. Virtual hugs to both of you !

lemon said...

Your posts are like life (like my life, like the way I see life): I freeze at the discriptions of your FL troubles and then, as if the holy spirit came or a phoenix bird appears, I am filled with joy and smile with the perception that knitting and colors exist! (keep on, and I send you my love)

CarolS said...

Love your hat! Peace and love from me too

Melissa said...

That's a lovely hat and I love the pompom. Since I am a new knitter I am wondering to myself how you'd make a fluffy one like that.

Wishing you and FL a good weekend.

TempestKnits said...

A truly glorious hat! I'm sure it will receive a smile.

Unknown said...

Best wishes.

Jackie Dean said...

Here's hoping it did raise a smile, if not a laugh. Love and hugs to you both.

rosylea said...

I'm sure your lovely hat brought some warmth with it today! I am inspired and have one on my needles. Thinking of you both as ever. R

Mog said...

Gorgeous hat, Roo! I hope it raises a smaile.
Hope today has been brighter.x

Roobeedoo said...

Melissa - it is a ready made pompom by Rico :)

deborah said...

What a glorious ink concoction of a hat!I do hope it raises a smile. Take care xxx