While he never took any of his "lovies" out of his room (well, rarely), he always had them present while sleeping, and sometime around his 3rd birthday, this included being covered with "Blueblanket". There was always the bedtime routine...books, prayers, cuddles, etc. And then comes time for Mommy to leave the room.
We pull the sheet up. Then the comforter. And then, Blueblanket tops it all out. Usually he'd be out from under everything within a few minutes, but it always had to be done.
At first, there were a few small holes strewn about the blanket.
Most of the time, I could gather the strings and tie a rough knot to keep it from continuing to unravel.
|Poor thing was downright pitiful!|
BUT, with help from my cohort, Mrs. JuliaStitches, this old(ish) dog relearned a trick, and picked up the crochet hook once again. 3 weeks later, many "re-dos" and unraveling of squares, and Blueblanket was replaced, with...
And I'm pretty damn impressed with myself!!!
I used a different stitch for each color, and I quickly learned what "Check Your Gauge" means. Just ask JuliaStitches. There were moments it wasn't pretty. Like, 3" difference in square size not pretty. But I love how it turned out. I love lines. And squares.
And, yes, these pictures are completely posed, but he really does go to sleep like this every night. Just without the Smurf in his hand. That could be painful in the middle of the night.