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, September 12, 2012

Yarn Along

It has been several weeks since I have joined in with Ginny at Small Things for a Yarn Along. Honestly, I have done very little knitting since my last yarn along post in early August. We have been so busy traveling and adjusting to our new schedule, and on most of the nights that I have had time to actually pull out my needles, I have been too exhausted to contemplate knitting. Last night I was able to get in a few rows on a birthday gift for a little gal in my life... and while knitting, I was thinking of all of the things I should be (and wanted to be) knitting, so I think I have regained my knitting inspiration. Perfect timing since the chill in the morning air tells me that fall is on it's way. And those Halloween costumes certainly are not going to make themselves!
And reading? Oh boy. I have been in the midst of a reading schizophrenia for the entire end of the summer. Literally, I am reading 7 books right now, and have only finished one book in the last several weeks. Most of these are non-fiction books, as our family has had quite an emotional summer, and reading about issues is the best way for me to process. But, this means that I keep starting new books and not finishing any and the pile keeps growing...... now that we have no travel plans in the near future, I am looking forward to some cozy nights curled up with a book and some knitting (but not at the same time).
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  1. You sound like a very busy lady!! I am glad you found a little time to knit..I think it is so relaxing just to knit a few rows.....


  2. i love when the knitting bug hits. i tend to go thru fits and starts as well. nothing i want to knit and then BANG! i am knitting like a crazy person. enjoy your knitting. :)

  3. There is nothing like a cold snap to inspire me! That is why I am powering through the pink cardi so I can start a fall one! Love purple it is one of my favorite colors :)

  4. Love the colour of your yarn. And yay for inspiration to get you back at it. Enjoy.