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