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, May 29, 2013

Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny of Small Things for this week's yarn along.

This week has been busy, but I have been finding small moments to sneak in a bit of knitting or reading here and there.  I am knitting this slouchy hat, for me. I am about halfway done, and hoping to finish it before I head to the coast next Sunday night. It needs a test drive before the weather warms up again!

I finished up Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior a couple of days ago. I love her. I love this book. It really hit home for me in so many ways. I want to have another chapter, or a sequel to find out what happens next, but I guess the unknown is part of what makes it so powerful. And, no surprise,  I am still reading Moby Duck.  have been reading this for way too long, but I have actually been moving forward in it once again. I seem to have re-found my moment and interest in the story, and I only have 100 pages left to go. And, because I just couldn't wait, I started Bright Side Up by Amy Spencer. I figured it couldn't hurt to start putting a more positive spin on the parts of my life that don't seem to go my way.

As my term is drawing to a close and summer is fast approaching, I am starting to put together my summer 2013 reading list. Always hard to narrow it down....

What are you reading? What are you knitting? Pin It Now!


  1. Mainly I've been knitting for my soon-to-arrive 1st grandbaby (due 6/19). A summer reading list has yet to be made by myself; I'm hoping to get in lots of Bible reading time, though. :)

  2. I've been crocheting an Enderman (from Minecraft) for my son as per his request. I can't wait to finish it so that I can move on to more fun stuff!! I am reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer

  3. i could probably use "bright side up" sometimes life gets the better of me.
    have a wonderful week

  4. I look forward to seeing a photograph of your slouchy hat. I'm knitting MANY baby knits for pregnant friends.

  5. I am reading a magazine called Seasoned and working on a milo for a friend who is due soon :)

    Beautiful photo.

  6. I love her writing as well, I haven't read that book yet, so it's good to know it doesn't disappoint! Thanks for the mention of the book!!!

  7. I have read some Kingsolver books and may have to read her latest after your recommendation. Can't wait to see what you put on your summer reading list! Enjoy the rest of the week.

  8. Your photo is just gorgeous! I agree, it is always hard to narrow the list of books to read :)