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, September 7, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along.
Hooray! I have finally finished Phoebe's baby shorts from Debbie Bliss' Essential Baby. They took way longer than they should have. They came out cute, however, I made the 6-9 month size, which is what Phoebe currently wears and they are huge. I mean, if she wasn't wearing a cloth diaper, you could fit two of her in there. I was a little disappointed that I was finishing them at the end of summer, but I honestly think they may still fit her next summer. Todd keeps joking that Finn could wear them. They aren't that big, but they are defnitely not 6-9 month size....
So, I have now finally cast-on for the first section of Phoebe's sweater! I am knitting the crossover top, also from Debbie Bliss' Essential Baby. This is my first time knitting a sweater, so I am a little bit nervous and a whole lot overwhelmed. The pressure is on to finish before she is too big for it!! We are headed on a road trip this weekend and I am hoping to make some progress then. Otherwise, these days I am too exhausted by the end of the day to do much knitting...
I am still reading The Help for my mama's book club am loving it. Wished I had more time the past week, but we have had a LOT going on. (Explanations for that it some later posts). I am about halfway through and hope to finish it up this week. I am also almost finished with The Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr ... just one more chapter to go. I will do a write up of my thoughts in the near future.
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  1. The shorts are sweet - hoping they fit next summer too!
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  2. The shorts are totally cute and bonus, she can wear them next year too. Maybe even longer than that when she is out of diapers:)

  3. The shorts are so cute! Love the little detail on the edges. :) Can't wait to see your sweater as you progress. You'll do great...and then you will want to knit another one! It is a seamless pattern?


  4. The shorts came out perfectly! Too cute :)

  5. I loved The Help, and want to see the movie. However, it'll probably be on DVD by the time I get around to it. I don't know how you have any time to knit! The shorts are adorable!