My son is 21 months old. He is the light of my life. And he is ALL boy! He is into everything! He loves to pull the needles out of my interchangeable needles, he is fascinated with my spinning wheel, and he LOVES to play in my stitch markers (I frequently have to buy new ones since they go missing after he plays with them!)
The other night, as I nursed him in the quiet and dark of the office, he suddenly sat up and started to go after something on the desk. He has some stuffed animals he likes to cuddle with, plus he also likes to go after odd things to “cuddle” with, like his toothbrush or a plastic spoon. It took him a minute to find what he was after, but once he did, he grabbed it and cuddled with it. I had to laugh. He had chosen a recent skein of purple merino/silk handspun yarn I had just finished up! He nuzzled it (it is so soft that I enjoy nuzzling it myself!)
Two nights later, he went for something else on the desk. This time it was a neckwarmer made of my merino/silk handspun! He has good taste, anyway! He fell asleep cuddling it.
So, for Christmas, he will be getting a knitted stuffed dog (he is currently a HUGE fan of dogs.) Although it won’t be made of merino/silk handpsun, I looked forward to seeing how much cuddling it receives.
And it sure makes this Mama proud that he loves my handspun as much as I do! It may not be perfect, but if it makes my baby boy happy, it makes me happy!