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 27, 2013

Yarn Along

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

The past couple of weeks I have been knitting up some tiny things: cowls, arm warmers, and a wee gnome hate. I was in a craft fair at Finn's school this past Monday and Tuesday (and, well, let's not talk about how it went, as I only sold 4 things... but, seeing as it was my first craft fair, I think I did learn a lot). Anyways, I figured the knits that didn't get sold (which is all of them!) could become easy holiday presents or more likely, a  donation for others in need this holiday season. Hmmm, or maybe I will even have a giveaway on here, so check back soon!

The cold weather we have been having here in Oregon has given me the knitting bug. I think doing a lot of small projects also helps, as I feel like I  am really whipping stuff out. I have a few more things I have to knit for the holidays, but I have already started daydreaming about a project or two for myself.....

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Now, off to get ready for our Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow.

What have you been reading? What have you been knitting?

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  1. These colours are so playful, I love them!
    I knit all year for the holidays, and not necessarily anything particular for anyone, but x number of cowls, x numbers of hats, mitts etc. Seems to take the stress off come Christmas, I just look in my stash of finish projects and add a tag!

  2. Oh no, I'm doing my first ever craft fair next weekend - cards rather than knits - but now I'm nervous! What if I sell nothing? Aaaaaaagh!

    1. You will do great! There was very little traffic at this craft fair, which I think was at least part of the problem. I also did not have a good method of displaying everything. Next time, I will do better.

  3. They all look so lovely. Sorry about the craft fair, they can be so hit and miss.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. I hope you can sell more next time. My sister sells her sewing things and sometimes they are big winners and other times it's a bit disappointing. I am working on a cowl for my daughter.