Thomas the Train Blanket
November 13, 2010
July 28, 2011

Thomas the Train Blanket

Project info
Train Engine Afghan Pattern by Susan Baker
BlanketBaby Blanket
Hooks & yarn
5.0 mm (H)
Red Heart Super Saver (Solids)
Michael's, Value Drugs Family Center,
November 12, 2010

Color Notes: White worked much better than Soft White. Delft Blue is close, but it’s more like Gordon’s color and I didn’t like how it looked with the rest I had done already. Blue was not available in my area, so I ordered it from Red Heart directly. I am happy with Blue. Bright Yellow works better than Light Yellow. I do kind of wish I had used a darker grey, but my son will have to deal with it. Light Grey was all I could find. The image took less than one skien of each color.

Project Notes: So the weekend I started this I got through 30% and then went on a project starting spree and decided I wanted to crochet one of every possible type of item and things got a little nuts. Some hats, scarves, sweaters, reversible swatches, slippers, bags, and pillows later, it’s time to finish along with all the other Christmas presents that need to get done.

I was going to pick this up again a few days ago and realized I really wasn’t happy with the blue I had for Thomas. The designer had suggested Super Saver Blue, which they do not sell anywhere near me. Of course there’s about 10 other shades of Super Saver blue in my area (none of which were Thomas blue), but why would they have “blue”? So I ordered it from Red Heart directly and will get this done by Christmas or Christmas #2 which is on Jan 1 this year.

In retrospect, this worked up pretty fast even though the pattern is kind of complex. Now I’m ready to finish it.

12/14/2010: My Blue order came today, so now it’s time to get to finishing.

12/19/2010: Wow, this project seems like a breeze now compared to my others. Worked on it a little this morning and now I’m half done. If I had a full day, I’d be able to finish this up!

12/20/2010: Ewing’s sick so I’m home with him today. I may now have a day to finish this.

Woo Hoo!!! The Thomas image is finished! Just a few more rows of light blue, then the absurd task of weaving in 90 billion ends, add a border and it’s done!

If you cut out a few rows on the top and bottom, this chart could actually work as a pillow too.

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by Red Heart
100% Acrylic
364 yards / 198 grams

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  • Originally queued: November 12, 2010
  • Project created: November 12, 2010
  • Finished: July 28, 2011
  • Updated: August 8, 2011
  • Progress updates: 7 updates