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, January 8, 2014

Yarn Along

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

Want to know what I have been knitting lately? A few things for me! That's right. Me. After all of the holiday gift making, I decided it was time to be selfish....hehe. I am working on a sockhead hat, using up some yarn from my stash (thanks to Karen over at Pumpkin Sunrise for the inspiration!).  I am also making myself one of these. Who can't use another cowl?

Reading, well, I can never read just one book at once. I have just started Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach (on recmmendation from a student of mine) and The Future by Al Gore. I am only a few pages into each, so I can't give you any insights quite yet.

It does feel good to be getting back into a routine post-holidays, and it definitely feels good to be joining in with a yarn along. Hope you are all staying warm!!

What are you reading? What are you knitting?

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  1. I think post holiday knitting is usually selfish. At least it is for me these days! Enjoy your projects.

  2. Selfish knitting/crocheting is good for the soul every so often. ;-) I love that cowl, I am adding it to my favorites in Ravelry.

    I too am rather happy to be getting back into a routine. The holidays were lovely, but crazy. :-)

    I am a new follower via GFC!

  3. That's the first time I've seen a sockhead hat - looks fun, love the shade you are using.
    I never read one book at once either!

  4. Selfish knitting for the win!

    I've knit two of the Northern Loops as gifts. It's such a great cowl pattern and works up really quick.

  5. I've often thought the sockhead hat looked fun - I hope you enjoy your seflish knitting! :)

  6. I am knitting for me too right now, love it! Can't wait to see your finished projects.

  7. Hey, your blog looks different! Love the sock head hat but you know that. Have fun knitting for a great person ;)

  8. I love the cowl you are making. It seems we never make for ourselves. I'm trying to finish a sweater for me before I start anything new.

  9. I am knitting for myself at the moment too!