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, September 10, 2014

Yarn Along

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

Guess what?!? I have finally finished my  sweater. Well, I have finished the knitting part anyways. I still have to weave in the ends (bleh), add buttons, and block. And I really need this blocking to work out. Despite the fact that I knit the sweater a size larger than I am, it is skin tight.... almost too small. I am hoping a good blocking will help stretch it out. I think trying it on and realizing how tight it was has somewhat zapped my motivation for finishing up, but I should have some time this week, so I hope to get it done. Pictures to come soon!

I have also been working on a plain vest for a friend's little girl. And even though Phoebe already has two of these sweet little vests, she keeps asking if this one is for her. And when I say that it's not, she begs me to make her another one.  So, somehow I feel like I may have another plain vest in my near future.

I  am currently reading Requiem, the last in Lauren Oliver's trilogy as well as a book called Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators. A friend and I are starting an after school program at Finn's school that will focus on environmental education and conflict resolution, and I am hoping this book may spark some ideas.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?

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  1. Yay for finishing!! Can't wait to see it all put together :)

  2. Yippie for finished projects. Looking forward to seeing it. :)

  3. So exciting! Can't wait to see the finished sweater! The color looks amazing. :)

  4. AHGH have tried to comment three times.
    Maybe you'll get all of them.....
    Congrats on the finished project!

  5. Congratulations on your sweater! I'm working on my first adult sweater... I hope your blocking works out. My sweater oops was that I switched patterns half way through and ran out of yarn.. Now I can't find more of the same dye batch. Ooops hehehe. Shine on.

  6. Your after school program sounds awesome ~ teaching skills much needed by our children. Much success with it. I love the sweater!