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, August 20, 2014

Yarn Along

Joining with Ginny at Small Thing's for this week's Yarn Along.

I have finally found a bit of time to knit lately. Not much, but a bit. I finished a plain vest for a friend's new baby while we were on out road trip (see below). I found some sweet little wooden heart buttons and I love how it turned out. And, I am happy to note that I have made a little progress on my  sweater. I have finished one sleeve and have started the second, so I am in the home stretch now. Hopefully by next week, I will have a finished sweater...however, I tried it on after finishing the first sleeve and it is a bit tight- even though I knit it a size larger than I am-- so I am hoping a little bit of blocking will stretch things out.

I  just finished reading Delirium, the first in Lauren Oliver's trilogy. It was a good, quick read, which was exactly what I needed. It took me a while to really get sucked into the story, but now I am eager to read book #2.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?

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  1. love the buttons that you chose for that sweet little sweater :) My knitting has been sparse but I'm seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, soon I will be sitting and knitting for long spans of time :)

  2. That little vest is cute, I really like the wooden buttons too!

  3. Oh goodness, that vest is super cute. Love the buttons!

  4. I just love that vest! It is in my favorites now and if my new baby is a girl i've got to make it! i just love the fun pink buttons :)

  5. What a cute little vest! Really nice contrast with the muted colours and the bright buttons.

  6. The vest looks so cute! I love the heart buttons. :)