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, August 21, 2013

Yarn Along

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

I just finished an amazing book called The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. It was joyful, sad, funny, inspiring... everything you want in a good novel all wrapped up in one. I would highly recommend it. Definitely one of my favorite reads of the year. Now I have just started Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, a non-fiction about bottled water by Elizabeth Royte.

I am currently knitting a pair of arm warmers from a lovely hand-dyed wool that I got last year at Flock and Fiber. I have been holding on to it, unsure of what I should use it for, and I think a pair of arm warmers (for me) was a good decision.

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  1. oooh, that yarn is great.
    and that book sounds interesting. might have to check it out. i am always curious about that whole bottle water thing.

  2. I love a good pair of arm warmers... and that color, beautiful!

  3. beautiful knit! yes, I still can't believe we *buy* bottled water...

  4. sounds like a good book thanks for the recommendation! Love the yarn you are knitting with-scrumptious!

  5. So glad you enjoyed The Rent Collector! I really liked it too! I too really love your yarn. I also love the shot of your kitty watching that ball of yarn. Have a good week!

  6. Beautiful color yarn. Wonderful photo with kitty in the back ground. I've noticed quite often cats in knitting pictures. It must be the attraction of playing with the yarn, or maybe just a desire to be featured on Yarn Along!