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 18, 2013

Yarn Along

Happy Yarn Along! Joining with Ginny of Small Things today....

Between work meetings, school functions, and family obligations, I haven't had much time for reading or knitting this week. But when I have had a few minutes to knit, I have been frantically trying to finish some arm warmers for the children's cancer sweater-weather auction that my friends brother and sister-in-law are putting on. I am trying to knit a hat or a second pair of arm warmers for the fundraiser as well, and hoping I can find the time. I am looking forward to some quiet weekend nights to get some knitting time in. With the cooler weather, my fingers are yearning to hold some yarn!

I am still reading Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, a non-fiction about bottled water by Elizabeth Royte and Sometimes A Great Notion by Ken Kesey. They are both a bit slow-going right now, especially as time to read has been measured in minutes these days.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?

Pin It Now!


  1. arm warmers are awesome! but I can never make myself knit them long enough because I get bored with the pattern so they always end up to be wrist warmers :D good luck with your project, looks good so far :)

  2. your armwarmers are beautiful!! i knit socks at the moment.
    happy knitting,

  3. Best of luck with your knitting, I hope the fundraiser brings in lots of money.

  4. That book sounds interesting! I'm in California, and it's hard to believe how many people buy bottled water here - when the tap water is perfectly good!

  5. (I should say: regularly buy. Buying it as earthquake supplies, or for a camping trip? that I'll cop to. But just for out and about, or to drink at home? I don't get it.)

  6. I love the color - blue is my favorite color and I love that you are making these for a cancer auction. Great cause! Wishing you much success with helping sick kids. So glad to hear that Finn's first days at kindergarten are mostly going OK. My son is a senior now and we were actually laughing the other day about my many calls from and trips to his elementary school to deal with "issues." I hear you. It does get better and some day you will be laughing together about the first days of school! Enjoy your week.

  7. Knitting away on a shawl here, a Christmas present, and just finished up some fingerless mitts. Happy knitting!

  8. Lovely knitting I hope you get it done on time !