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, December 12, 2012
Joining in with Ginny at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along. I have almost finished all of the Christmas presents on my list..... aside from those for my children, which, sadly, is still a lot. I was planning on knitting them each a hat and a pair of mittens, and I still have the arms and trim of Phoebe's tea leaves sweater to finish (plus a few other sewn gifts as well). I am starting to realize (and accept) that all of this knitting may not get done in time. But, the good news is that I am the only one who will know if I don't finish them all! I casted-on Phoebe's hat yesterday, deciding that was a good, fairly-mindless knit to have on hand while I finish up grading finals and prepare holiday packages to be sent. Only one more yarn along before the big day, so next week I will update you all on what actually got done! I foresee a lot of movie nights in my future...
I am still reading In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes and so far I have been enjoying it. It's about a young couple that moves to Saudi Arabia to work in the oil business. The setting is so vastly different from where I am that reading it is a pretty good escape from reality.
What are you reading and knitting this week? Are you finishing up all of the gifts on your list? Pin It Now!