Friday, November 23, 2007

The Finish Line

I finally finished up the skein of *TLC Baby in New Mint Sparkle!

Preemie Diamond Lace Hat

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I made this one smaller than the pattern. It's worked on 48 stitches using US 5 and is size 1-3 pounds.

Preemie Rolled-Brim Hat

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I cheated on this one. It's knitted with two strands of yarn held together just so I could use up the yarn faster and move on to something else. And wouldn't you know it? I ran out of yarn on the last couple of decrease rows. I substituted a solid green in the same shade to finish and added a solid green pom-pom.

I felt somewhat relieved when I used up all of this skein of yarn. It's nice yarn, a good color, very soft and works well for preemie hats, but sometimes enough is enough. Ready for a change, I went to the stash right away to look for yarn suitable for mittens for the Soaring Eagles Project and guess what I found?

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Another full skein of yarn that looks very familiar. This one is Red Heart Soft Baby in New Mint Twinkle. The label may be different, but believe me, it's the exact same yarn. I think I'll try to forget I saw it.

*TLC Baby is manufactured by Red Heart


  1. That's too funny! All of the hats turned out great.

  2. This whole never ending yarn thing of yours is totally cracking me up. I am totally seeing this whole thing in my mind like an episode of I Love Lucy or something!

  3. I'm pretty sure TLC and Red Heart are the same company and that many of their differently labeled yarns are the same. Why they market their stuff under different names I can't imagine.

    You did a great job on your hat project!

  4. The hats are darling! We are having some "stay inside where it's warm" weather here that you would love for knitting! I have a poncho in progress that I will sit down to soon.

  5. The hats a cute. I think you could just put it back into the stash and think about it again next year? Hope that you had a Happy Thanksgiving with your family.

  6. Today's post really gave me the giggles. I do things like this all the time, though I don't even necessarily have the excuse of the slightly different names (as in, I buy a book at the store that looks so very very good, then get home and discover that not only do I own it, but I've read it many times). :-)

    At least the yarn is pretty....


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