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, July 13, 2011

Yarn Along

Happily joining in with Ginny at Small Things for this week's yarn along. This week I am finishing up both Stolen Harvest by Vandana Shiva and Wake Up and Smell the Planet. They are both quick reads. Reviews on both of those to come soon! I also just started Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, which is the book that my new mama book club is reading! I have always wanted to be in a book club, and now it finally happened, although I think it may be more of an excuse for some mamas to get together for a few hours without kiddos than actually about what we read. But hey, I am OK with that!
On the needles, I am working on a knitted peacock as a surprise for Finn. We go to an awesome bluegrass music festival every summer called String Summit, and the place where it is held, Horning's Hideout, has peacocks. A peacock theme is intertwined throughout the festival, so I figured that Finn should have a peacock of his own. Have you ever heard a peacock call? It is pretty creepy....especially when you are in a tent in the woods in the middle of the night! I am also working on Debbie Bliss' baby shorts pattern found in Essential Baby. They are on tiny needles and are taking awhile- I feel like they may never get done! Pin It Now!


  1. Oh I can't wait to see the peacock! My sister has an obsession with them. Sadly, she can't have babies. :(!!! But she would one day love to adopt and talks about doing a whole baby room in peacocks.....even if its a boy, which he husband is not too sure of. :) Please show us Finns peacock when its done and I'll share the post with her so she can see your little peacock for your boy. Who says peacocks can't be for boys? The beautiful ones we all think of ARE the boys anyways. :)

  2. I can't wait to see the peacock, either!

  3. Can't wait to read your thoughts on _Stolen Harvest_!