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, June 8, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny at Small Things for this week's yarn along. My photo this week looks surprisingly like the last time I did Yarn Along back in June. That's because I am STILL reading several of the same books and STILL working on the same knitting project. I just haven't had enough "me" time lately to make much progress on either....
This week I am still reading Gulliver's Travels, The Lacuna and The Northwest Nature Guide.
I am also just finishing up Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline (yet another parenting book to help me deal with 3-year old craziness). This one seems to have some good tips, but I guess I will see how they work once I try to apply them to my situation! I also just started reading Calming Signals, a short read that explains dog "language". this one was recommended to me by the trainer who taught my dog obedience class. I am really trying to finish up all of these books by the end of the weekend. My spring term class I am teaching ends on Friday, with grades due on Monday, so my "summer" starts next week. I really want to compile and begin a summer reading list then, and would love to have these books out of the way first. We'll see........

Now for my knitting.......I have almost finished the Stella Pixie Hat that I am making for Phoebe. I only have the strap left to complete, so it will be done in the next couple of days. The pattern can be found in Vintage Baby Knits.I can't wait to try it on her. I am also knitting her a quick purple cotton gnome hat for chilly summer nights camping.

Last (but not least) I have finished 3 hats for Japan (check out the button on my sidebar for more info or to join in!). I am hoping to send these off to Ginny this week!
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  1. Oh that is my favorite knitting book - I posted about it today as well.
    The hats are wonderful.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  2. the hats look very cute:) enjoy your summer! :)

  3. I have major 2 and 4 year old craziness here! I know I checked that Easy to Love book out from the library. I'm not sure if that's the one that says to take something away from them that they like and put it up, but that is working for me! much as it can. Even if it's something they don't necessarily love they still get upset when you put it up, lol. and they act a little better down the line. i just have to be consistent and do what i say i'm going to do.

  4. Congrats on getting your Hats For Japan hats done! And as for the other projects both literary and knitterly...slow and steady wins the race. :)

  5. Sweet hats :) I love all the colors.

  6. I need to finish that BK book- I started it over a year ago- but I loved Poisonwood Bible.

  7. Looks like an interesting book. :-)

  8. Cant wait to see the hat finished!