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 11, 2013

Yarn Along

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

This week, I am knitting madly, trying to finish up a few gifts pronto so that I can mail off a couple of boxes. I think I can do it....

In spirit of the holiday, I decided take a quick break from the other books I am reading and read Bill McKibbon's Hundred Dollar Holiday. It's an older book, from 1998 if I remember correctly, but the message is still valid, actually, probably even more so. He talks about how this time of year should be less focused on consumerism and materialism, and more focused on family and togetherness. It's a message I already believe in, strongly, but a good reminder nonetheless.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?

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  1. I should buy a copy of that book for each of my husband's sisters. LOL. They keep insisting that we need to exchange gifts but they are both broke. I just don't get it...

  2. Well the yarn you are using looks pretty thick so you stand a good chance of getting done quickly! Good luck :-)

  3. i love the sound of that book. i am doing the same, knitting and crossing fingers boxes will be ready to send soon! good luck!

  4. I hope you get your knitting done in time, I'm on schedule but I'm being flexible with myself. Love the sound of that book :)

  5. That book sounds lovely. Good luck on getting all that knitting done :)

  6. hi sweet pea. good luck with your furious knitting. the holidays can be a bit much, right?
    Come pop over and enter my giveaway if you want! Would love to see you there.