Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Love Thursday - Knitted Hearts

His and Hers Hearts

A friend of mine recently had open heart surgery to repair his mitral valve.  When I went to visit him in the hospital, I brought him a knitted heart in honor of his new heart.  Being an mechanical engineer like me, he likened his new heart to a rebuilt engine in a car, "I now have a Porsche engine in a VW body."  He described being able to feel the blood pulsing in his head and in his toes for the first time in his life.  It was awesome to hear that the operation was a success, but also distressing to see him in pain when he coughed.  He has a long recovery ahead, but many people who support and care about him. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

For the knitting pattern, see Mochimochi and my modifications here.

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