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, May 30, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny over at Small Things today for another yarn along.
I am still working on my Helena sweater for Phoebe. I have finished the body down until the part that becomes a lace pattern. I am terrible at doing lace patterns because I always lose my train of thought, start daydreaming, and forget where I was. SO,.... I have dedicated the rest of the sweater to be done on nights when I am not watching a movie, talking to my husband, or anything else that will distract me even more than my own brain does! We need a day camping, or a long car ride...... I also decided that I think I want to make this Helena a short sleeved cardigan, and not the full sleeves written into the patter. With warmer weather headed this way, it just feels right.
Since the Helena sweater has gotten to a point where I need to concentrate, I threw a basic hat on some needles for myself. I need something warm and cozy for cool nights camping, or for the fall and winter to come. It is mindless, which is exactly what I need!
What am I reading? Well, sorry to bore you all, but I am still reading all of the same books from last week:, Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest, The Urban Homestead (which I am almost done with!),  Raising Your Spirited Child and The Inventions of Huge Cabret, which Finn and I are reading before bed. Hopefully next week I will have finished at least one of these! My yarn along posts are getting redundant!!
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  1. I like having mindless knitting at my disposal at all times. I have to concentrate on the shawl I am working on now so it's time to cast on a pair of socks!

    I remember reading "Raising Your Spirited Child". Very insightful.

  2. I'm going to start World Without End today by Ken Follett.

  3. I love having a mindless knitting project because talking and knitting are two things I cannot do together :) Lovely cardi and it will look great with short sleeves.

  4. That happens to me too...I get sometimes get easily distracted and since I'm a new knitter I usually end up tearing it all out to start again because I'm not very good at

  5. It's nice to know that most of us are the same when it comes to knitting lace and having an easy knit to work on at the same time. I think you are so wise in changing the sleeves on the sweater, I just did the same thing here and am very happy with the results.

  6. I have not tried to knit lace yet...but I guess I better make sure I have focused time when I am ready to give it a go :)

    I too, have been reading the same books, all on the studying front. I am hoping to find something to read for pleasure by next week.

  7. I cannot wait to see that Helena sweater all done (no pressure!). I have never tried lace but I do believe I will seek some advice from you. It always looks so beautiful. I am the same way; I always start daydreaming and then oops!

    Ang (peach coglo)

  8. Thanks ladies! Glad I am not the only one who completely spaces out while knitting!