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, October 28, 2015

Yarn Along

Good morning! Joining with Ginny at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along. It's a rainy, dreary day here and I just couldn't motivate to get my post up any earlier!

The weather here has cooled off and I had a chance to wear  my sweater that I finished last week. I love it. I had Finn take a couple of pictures showing it off... they are posted below.

Now I am working on this rainbow trout hat for's not exactly a mindless knit, and I have found that I have to actually pay attention while knitting it. Which means that I also had to start this sweater, also a holiday gift for Phoebe, so that I would have something to knit while I watched movies! I think this one will go by pretty fast...

And what am I reading? Well, the kids and I are reading The Twits by Roald Dahl, one that I actually had never read as a child. It's pretty silly. I finished The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton on Sunday and it was really good. I devoured it. And now I have decided to start War and Peace. I think it weighs 20 pounds. Seriously. But, as War and Peace is more than 1,200 pages long (!!!!), I already had to start a more-mindless read for those times that my brain can't handle Russian lit. So, I started Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, which is number 10-ish in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. 

What are you reading? What are you knitting?

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  1. Awesome sweater! Anything with pockets is a winner in my book :)

  2. that sweater is beautiful! the hood/cowl is such a sweet addition to it. great job!

  3. Your sweater looks amazing on you :)

  4. Such a cute sweater and you are a lovely model! I salute you for reading War and Peace. Would love to know what you think. I have not read it, but aspire to! That's one I have to get psyched up for, I think! Have a great weekend!

  5. I love your sweater!!! you look so cute and warm :) I have to have a tv knit :)