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, October 10, 2012
Happily joining in with Ginny at Small Things for another October Yarn Along. Life around here has still been crazy. Very crazy. And I haven't found much time for knitting, reading, blogging, hiking, or most of the things that I wish I was doing. I have been enjoying the small moments of freedom: a 10 minute stroll with Phoebe or sneaking in a chapter of reading in between business. My family has had a lot on our plates these past weeks, and most days it seems that nearly every moment is scheduled. But, I think we are starting to move past that, at least a bit. And until then, I will take my 10 minutes of unscheduled freedom when I can.
I am sort of in-between knitting projects right now. I should be casting on a hat for Finn for Halloween. He is going to be yoda so I am going to knit and felt him a hat. I saw an infant hat here, and I want to make something similar, but Finn has a big ol' head. Bigger than mine actually. And I am not sure how many stitched to cast on. I got size 13 needles and pencil size roving.... anyone have any clue how I figure out how big to make something before felting? I am a little nervous to begin, although tonight I think I will just need to dive in and see how it goes.
I finally got the book Gone Girl from the library. We are reading it for our book club (that has taken the past few months off) and I have been on the wait list at the library for months. I started it and it is hard to put down. It's s thriller, and not the type of book I normally read, but it is nice escape from reality these days.
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