It is completed! I'm not going to lie it was a bit difficult to put together. There are some incredible sites that can tell you how and give you precise examples on how to make a weighted blanket and some are extremely confusing to follow...I like to think for the first go around, I did good.
For example: Mississippi has a picture of a steam boat and Californian has a movie camera. It is a great "focus" exercise. Already, we laid down looking for all the trains on the blanket. It's kinda like a I Spy...N-Zilla edition. Another plus is we have family spread all over the United states; it's nice to say where so and so lives and show the picture.
So far his favorite thing do do with this blanket is to have me count to three then throw the blanket over him. Both him and The Baby played that game this morning. I might have to make every one in the family their own weighted blanket.
I feel so much better that I have something to send with him to school now. Next project is to make a weight vest that doesn't make him look like a wienie.
2x one yard and a half Material
1 borrowed sewing machine
Calculator: to figure out how many pellets to put in each square, then say F it and guesstimate.
End result one happy morning and a loveable and destructive boy in bed before 10pm.