Do you remember last year when I knit this blanket for Simon? (Scroll down a bit to see) I was a little disapointed with how it turned out. I had thought I should have knit something fancier for the new baby.
Never would I have thought it would become his favorite. But, now he doesn't go to sleep without it. When I lay him down in his crib he crawls right over to his blanket and falls face down on it to go to sleep. He likes to bunch it up around his head where he can feel it on his face and touch it in his hands.
I used Blue Sky Cotton and after a year, it's an awful pilly mess, ugly to look at, but still heavenly soft and lovely to touch.
It amazes me how small children can choose one specific item out of all the different toys surrounding them to love above all others. And then it amazes me even more to see the comfort and security they receive back from such a simple item.
Anyways, we are taking our small tribe camping this weekend. I'm going to bring a pile of knitting, but I don't really expect to get much done, most of my time will be spent chasing small children and feeding them!
Should be lots of fun :-)