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 18, 2012

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things for today's yarn along. I finally finished Phoebe's Helena sweater. I made a few pretty big changes to the original pattern, like capped sleeves and a ribbon tie, and I think I am happy with the way it came out. I did make the 2T size though, and it is a bit big on Miss P, which is perfect, since it is currently not sweater weather. She has some room to grow. I have just been working on a few baby presents for friends, but the knitting is slow going, as I have been hot and extra tired!
I am still reading all of the same books as I was last week: Bill McKibbon's The End of Nature, The Shock Doctrine, and The Hobbit. I have been reading snippets here and there, but I haven't made much progress!
And now, I am headed to the hills for a couple nights of camping. Of course, I am bringing books to read and yarn to knit, but with 2 kids and 2 dogs, I will probably not even touch either!
What are you reading? What are you knitting?

And, if you have a chance to stop by my July garden link-up, and share some pictures of your July garden, that would be marvelous!
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  1. That's beautiful, Taryn. I love the color!

    I'm reading Catching Fire, but sharing it with the Tween, who seems to doing a whole lot more reading of it than I am right now. So I started Matched, another dystopian young adult book - I'm gearing up for those middle school readers this fall when I start my new job :)

  2. She looks like she loves the sweater. But then how could she not, it is beautiful!

  3. While the sweater you knit is just lovely, the smile on Miss P's face is priceless, what a doll!
    Oh, I would have loved to show you my garden,but July in the south means we are done and getting ready for our fall gardens. I would love to show you my herb garden, but right now we are really storming.

  4. Oh she and her sweater are so stinkin cute! And I'm going to try to take pics for a link up tonight. Haven't done a garden post in too long. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. She looks picture perfect in the sweater. Lovely lace detail and I love the slight sheen the yarn has-great work!!

  6. She looks very happy in her new sweater. Nice job!

  7. Such a great sweater and a darling model! I also love the color. Very nice job! Enjoy your camping trip. See you when you get back!

  8. She looks like she loves her new sweater. She is adorable and your sweater is lovely.

    Enjoy your trip!

  9. A gorgeous sweater and a totally adorable little one wearing it! Enjoy your camping trip.