thomas takes san francisco

I usually don’t like making imitations of well-known cartoon characters for fears of infringing copyright laws, but this young friend of mine absolutely LOVES Thomas the Tank Engine and I wanted to make him a present for his 3rd birthday. I don’t think he would be at all impressed if I made him anything else.

So I made these Thomas mittens, using the mitten pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. He’s posing here in front of this photo we have of San Francisco.



He’s got sort of a crazed look on its face but I’m actually quite proud of it. I managed to incorporate a popcorn stitch for the nose rather than making it separately and sewing it on.


The face took a lot of work, so for the second mitten instead of making another face I decided to sew on the number 1 instead, which is Thomas’ train number.

After opening the gift and exclaiming “It’s Thomas!” my young friend ran around the room while hugging the mittens. I think he likes them :)


Have a splendid day, everyone! :D




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2 Responses to “thomas takes san francisco”

  • Hi Trish,
    Congrats, the little mittens are great. Thanks for all your inspiring ideas during the year.

    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy 2014 from Dublin, Ireland.


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