When my first born, Cherry Pie, was still a tiny baby she found a lovey. Hers was a fuzzy blanket with a satin edging. It went everywhere with her and when I washed it and hung it on the line, she stood next to it while it dried. It even went on her 8th grade trip, which appalled Mr. Truck. It looked pretty bad by then, the fuzz was gone and so was the satin edge. It still lives at her house although I hope she doesn't sleep with it. "Blankie" was a huge part of all our lives for a long time. You really have to be careful of a lovey, they're irreplacable.
So when Cherry Pie called me to tell me that Reese seemed to have found a lovey, I wasn't all that surprised. What really surprised me was it was a blanket I had knit long before she was born. I was looking for summer weight, gender neutral and washable and I ended up with a green Cottonease. I made a small blanket with some seed stitch and some stockinette and never really thought too much about it. I thought it would be good in the air conditioning or cool summer evenings.
It seems Reese likes Cottonease and likes this particular blanket above all other things.
And the phone call was a request for at least one more so this time there can be a back up lovey. Something I really could have used back then.
So I'm making another one, this time in pink. I hope it works.
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