Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn Oakley 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, February 26, 2014

Yarn Along


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

Well, over the past week I finished my sockhead hat! And I have already worn it quite a bit. I have yet to get a picture of me in it, so maybe by next week. I also whipped up another just plain ol' hat for me. Not sure when I decided to knit so many things for myself, but I must say it's pretty fun!

On the needles now- I just casted on this sweater (also for me!).  I am expecting it to take me a while, because I have knitting ADD and will have to start 4 or 5 more things before I make it through the sweater. Especially since Phoebe picked out this hilarious 70's colorway yarn the other day and asked me to knit her a vest with it. How could I say no? Lime green, orange and brown are sure to make a winning vest, right?


I have managed to squeeze in a few chapters of Game of Thrones, but my main reading has been the stack of environmental non-fictions that I got from the library. I am trying to choose a book for my class to read next term. I am starting with Slow Death by Rubber Duck and it is pretty intriguing so far. I think I have my work cut out for me for a while though....

And, of course, Matty cat had to make an appearance. I don't know what is with him with the yarn along photos.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?



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6 comments:

  1. Knitting ADD - that's funny! (I think I may have it too!)
    Looking forward to seeing the lime green, orange and brown vest and more pics of Matty!

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  2. Let's hear it for selfish knitting - my favorite kind these days. I constantly have project ADD. I have begun to think it's normal,.

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  3. Love the sweater, added it to my favourites :) Knitting ADD...love it!

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  4. I am like you with your knitting ADD - I have too many things going at one time! That books sounds interesting...I love the title Slow Death by Rubber Duck....gotta be some humor there somewhere, I'm thinking. Do have a great week!

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  5. Glad you finished the hat, I knew you'd like the results! Waiting for the photo :)

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  6. I am terrified of that book. Like there isn't enough in this world that hurts us. So, I have put it on hold at our library. :-)

    That sweater looks lovely. I hope you enjoy knitting it and wearing it.

    As for fun colored things for children, I once made a birthday cake for our second son that was light green with light blue frosting with blackberry filling. It was hideous. And he loved it.

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