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, January 7, 2015

Yarn Along

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

This week I decided to pick back up the Phoebe's sweater I was going to knit my Phoebe for Christmas. As November rounded the corner into December, I decided that there just wasn't enough time, and that it would be a perfect present for her birthday on March 1st. Well, when I picked it up a couple of days ago, and started knitting, I noticed that the pattern just wasn't right. After a bit of detective work, I realized I had cast on the wrong number of stitches, by a lot, completely throwing off the pattern. So, Phoebe's Phoebe's sweater has been frogged and re-started and it is looking great this time around (although I am only about 12 rows in.......). Now I just have to finish it by her birthday! I am also making myself one of these cowls. But, I am keeping that one in my bag for knitting on the go!

I finally gave Phoebe her new plain tunic and got her to pose for a few shots. The yarn is a blend of wool and silk and is super cozy. I sort of wish I had one for myself....

I'm reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.I'm about halfway through and totally captivated.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?

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  1. I love the tunic, it is gorgeous! I kinda wish I had one too :) Sorry about the sweater, never fun to have to rip it out.

    Happy to hear you are enjoying The Goldfinch, thinking I might pick it up soon.

  2. I am also reading the Goldfinch! It's an incredible book I am dying to find out what happens! :)
    The tunic is so cute and I really like the color! Happy knitting!

  3. That tunic is so gorgeous!! It would be perfect for my little girl :)

    Lluisa xoxo

  4. that book is on my to read list! Bummer about the wrong cast on but I'm glad you caught it!! Here's to a reknitting of a sweater that will be done for her birthday :)

  5. She is so stinkin cute! And the tunic is fabulous. Can you come teach me to knit? 😉❤️

    1. I would love to come and teach you how to knit. How are you!?!