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, November 20, 2013

Yarn Along and A Modeled Tunic

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

Last week, I showed you all a photo of the plain tunic that I finished for Phoebe. A few days ago, I had the chance to put it on her and grab a few pictures, and,well..... apparently, when knitting up this cute little tunic, I temporarily forgot how large my children's heads are and casted off too tightly. And so, when I went to put the tunic on Phoebe, it wouldn't go on. However, I was determined, and after a few minutes of wrangling with her head, I finally did get it to fit. Phew! Then I went through the entire day wondering if it would come off, or if I would have to cut it off of her, but for some reason, the off direction is easier. I have gotten it on and off once since, so although it is a tight squeeze, I think we are good.

This week I have just been knitting up several children' cowls and arm warmers for the craft fair I am doing next week. I figure if they don't sell, they will be good for gifts, or to donate.

And what am I reading? I have decided that I am just not going to talk about what I am (still) reading until I am done. Hehe. Then when I talk about a new book, you will all be pleasantly surprised.

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  1. great action shot! Take a photo of all of the cowls and arm warmers before they go out the door!! I want to see them.

  2. It looks adorable on Phoebe!

    Have a great time at the craft faire!

  3. It looks so beautiful and such gorgeous colours! Best of luck at the craft fair, I'm certain they will be very popular.

  4. love that tunic! wishing I was knitting when my kids were little, but I probably wouldn't have finished it yet!

  5. Gorgeous tunic, the colours really suit her too :)

  6. it looks great on her! I love all the colors and the hat she is wearing is cute too :)
    I am currently reading "Knit the Season" by Kate Jacobs. I love it so far and have read the two first books "friday night knitting club" and "knit two together".