Friday, February 15, 2008

Full Hearts

Sometimes, when I catch a cold, or am stressed out, or the pollen/pollution levels are high, my treacherous white blood cells attack me. When they attack my eyes, I lose vision temporarily. When they attack my throat, I lose my voice temporarily. 2 days ago, I noticed the telltale signs in my left eye and in my throat. I left work early on Valentine's day to visit the eye doctor.

I will likely have to cancel my trip to the meeting on the east coast next week. Feeling rather sorry for myself, I drove home. (Don't worry, I can still see, though bright lights are very uncomfortable.) I took the route that takes me past Iris' school. What did I see? I thought my heart would burst from the sight.

A living, breathing Valentine. Can you see the shadow hearts?

I blogged about the sweater here (on my sister's blog). It's the shadow hearts sweater from Vivian Hoxbro's Shadow Knitting book.

2.5 years later, the sweater is still too big. See the heart buttons purchased from Britex fabrics? At the time I bought them, I didn't know what I would use them for, but knew they would be perfect for something.

If you read the original sweater post, you may also wish to read Size Matters II and III. But you have to promise that you are over 18 before you click on that link.


  1. Anonymous07:54

    Regarding the "Size Matters" post... When we picked out a stroller for Mimi, our biggest requirement was tht it should fit inside the trunk of our little VW. Not surprisingly, we have the smallest stroller of anyone I know.

  2. Anonymous08:05

    And I hope you feel better.

  3. I hope you are feeling better. That sweater is so lovely. She will grow into it soon enough, and then you'll wish she hadn't grown so fast.

  4. Grace, I'm so sorry your illness is acting up right now. I hope you feel better soon.


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