If all goes as planned C comes home today.
After 9 days with him there, I finally had to return home Friday night to work over the weekend and so the boys could stop being shuffled from one house to the next. Friends drove them down to us on Thursday evening so they had a slumber party with us at the hospital before coming home with me.
C's mom's company transferred her to an office 4 hours away for a couple of months so that she could drive in and spend the weekends with us, so she's been staying with him at the hospital over the weekend and hopefully will be bringing him home today while I'm at work. It'll be good to come home to our family intact and home together again.
A pair of socks for my dad. The brown is dyed with walnut hulls. The heel, toe, and cuff yarn is Elann Sock It To Me 4 ply in Slate.
My dad recently had his big toe amputated and is supposed to wear only wool socks from here on out. Well now, if ever there was a better excuse to handknit socks for anyone! He got out of the hospital in Seattle from his surgery on the very same day that C went in for his first surgery last month. For some reason, I was unable to do much knitting during his/our first hospital stay. This second time around I could and did, finally finishing this pair. Fortunately I had a darning needle tucked away in my wallet, and the nurses left a suture removal kit in the room so the scissors in there worked well enough for cutting the loose yarn ends after weaving them in. of course irons aren't common in hospitals thus the sloppy, unblocked appearance.
And, no, I didn't modify the shaping of the socks to fit the new shape of his foot. Actually I didn't even think about it until they were completed, and then realized that there will be extra room in his shoes to fit an ill-fitting sock!