Aidan is a mischievous little boy, who reminds me SO much of my son, Miles, when he was that age. There is that little bit of pathetic sweetness that makes them so hard to resist. It certainly has helped my son along the way for sure!
Whenever Aidan comes to my house he will tell me how much he loves my yarn...how soft it is....and how he would so love a blankey knit with these yarns. Given that he will be turning 5 on Christmas Day, I though that a hat would probably be more appropriate than a blankey... :).
One of the things that I got for his birthday is a little red Spyder fleece so I'm thinking that a seaman cap knit with a blend of my handspun angora/merino yarn and some black merino would be a nice accessory to match his little fleece. The soft angora will go on his little forehead. I think it will make him smile. :)
I did manage to get a swatch of my seasilk finished before I left for Nashville as well. As I suspected, it is a tad lightweight for these mitts, so I will go back to my original plan and use my Bambino blend.
I am very pleased with the way this yarn knits up though. It will have a beautiful drape. While I was knitting up this swatch, I kept thinking how much I would love a sweater made with this yarn, but a sweater knit on size ones, is waaaay too much of an undertaking for this slow knitter.
Hmmmm............I still have that knitting machine from my production days in the barn.......