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 21, 2015

Yarning Along...

Good morning! Joining with Ginny at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along.

Guess what?!? I finished  my sweater !! Finally! And I love it. I already want to make another one, slightly different, in another color. It's so cute. A picture to come soon... it's hard to get photos of myself!

Now I can finally start knitting up some Christmas gifts! I started making this rainbow trout hat for Phoebe.... the problem is that yarn is no longer being made. I grabbed a different skein of washable rainbow yarn, but the variegation is not at all similar. I am going to have sections of color instead of a rainbow-ish look. Maybe it will still be OK, but I don't think the pattern is going to show up as well.... I guess time will tell!

And what am I reading? Well, the kids and I are almost done with Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, a long time favorite of mine! I am also reading Hands Free Life by Rachel Stafford (if you don't know of her, she is awesome and she blogs here). Lots of good reminders of why we should give our time to what is truly important. It's all stuff I know, but also stuff that is easily forgotten when my auto-pilot busy life kicks in. I am also reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, because a girl needs some fiction in her life. It was recommended to me by a friend, and I have had it checked out from the library for weeks, just sitting on my nightstand, not at all excited about it. But then I started reading, and I am hooked. I am only about 100 pages in, but am really enjoying so far.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?
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  1. That hat is going to look great in that colorway!

  2. Congratulations on finishing your sweater! I am thrilled that you want to cast on another one, they are quite addictive .
    Yes, life is so short and goes by so quickly that it's important to do what's important and soul filling, and not waste a minute.

  3. Ooooh, I didn't realise you were knitting Idlewood. It's on my list and I've even put some yarn aside for it already! After Christmas, is what I'm telling myself... Really looking forward to seeing how yours has turned out!

  4. I want to see the sweater :) Yay for it being finished. Love the hat pattern you chose, so cute!