I've been crocheting a lot lately. I'm trying to use up the small balls and skeins of yarn that I have in my stash. So I've been making small things...baby blankets, dishcloths, etc.
I had been working on a baby blanket but didn't have quite enough yarn to make it big enough.
So, I turned it into a pillow and stuffed it with fabric scraps from the t-shirt quilt I made last fall.
I gifted it to my son Evan.
He's a comfort-lover. He sucks his thumb, carries around his Care Bear, and his pillow. When he gets upset, he looks for those things. Luckily the thumb is attached. Yesterday he became upset when I wouldn't let him water the tomato plants without my help. He ran off and came back a few minutes later sucking his thumb, hugging his Care Bear, and dragging around the 3-foot-long body pillow I used during my last pregnancy (yes, I did feel guilty about not letting him water the plants). He declared this to be his pillow a few weeks ago. It's crazy to watch - a tiny boy carrying around a pillow bigger than he is. He even wants to bring it to the dinner table with him.
I hope that by bestowing my homemade pillow upon him he will refocus his attachment to this lovely, small pillow. Perfect for carrying around with a Care Bear and a thumb.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.