Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yarn Along (and a Finished Peacock)

This week I am still reading Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, which is the book that my new mama book club is reading. I have had a very busy week, so I haven't made it as far as I had hoped....
I am still working on Debbie Bliss' baby shorts pattern found in Essential Baby.I haven't made much progress this week, as I have mostly been focused on knitting a red birthday crown (which I will felt) for one of Finn's friends.
And, I finally finished the peacock. It's not quite as cute as I had imagined, and the pattern was actually really hard. If your mind wandered for even a minute, you could forget where you are! But, it's done, and will (hopefully) make a fun surprise for our festival outing this weekend. You can find the pattern at
AND, Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY for some felted nesting bowls over at Lady of the Arts!

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  1. love his colorful tail feathers

  2. I love the peacock- I think it turned out super cute.

  3. I like the peacock! The tail feathers look perfect for babes to chomp on. :)