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




2 thoughts on “thomas takes san francisco

  1. 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.


  2. hi Sheila! thank you so much for visiting and your sweet comments over the year! may your Christmas and new year be filled with peace and much happiness!

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