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, June 26, 2013

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny of Small Things for this week's yarn along.

I have been working on this poncho for Phoebe using leftover yarn from my stash. I have finished the hood, which was in seed stitch, and am excited to now be into the body since it is in stockinette. (Much more mindless that way!). I really like how it is turning out.... and then I look at all those loose ends I will need to weave in at the end! Gulp!

I am currently reading Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal, which is a book by a small farmer who talks about how bureaucracy makes it so difficult for him to sell the food that he grows. The regulations are all set up for huge corporations, making t tricky and sometimes impossible for a small farmer to turn a profit. So far it has been really interesting. I also just started The Condition by Jennifer Haigh, which is a fictional story about a girl with Turner' Syndrome.

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  1. Poncho is looking great, but I don't envy you having to sew in all the ends!!
    When I was small we used to go and buy fresh fish from tiny local fishing boats, that had been caught that very afternoon. But someone, somewhere important, decided to put a stop to it - probably for much the same reasons as the farmer in your book.

  2. Very cute poncho! I love projects that use up the stash.

  3. the book sounds interesting! love the colors you are striping and how nice to be blitzing through the stash. (love how you captured the light in the photo)

  4. love the knit! & a very relevant book...

  5. I love the Poncho! So fun to make things from the "stash." Had some "cyber security" issues so made my old blog private and started anew. Would love to have your visit and follow, if you life. I will keep visiting and commenting on your always interesting blog!

  6. Looking good! It is going to be so cute!