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 22, 2014

Yarn Along

Joining with Ginny of Small Things for another yarn along.

I finished up this cowl for me, just in time for my trip to a very cold Chicago this morning. Cowl photos will have to come next week! I am still working on my sockhead hat. I am going to bring it with to Chicago, since it is so small and portable, and hope to make some progress on it there. I always seem to spend a lot of time in cars while I am there, so I am hoping to get a few inches done.  These teeny tiny needles make the knitting seem to go so slow!

I am looking forward to choosing what my next knitting project will be. I love the moment of sitting down in front of my computer, browsing favorite patterns on ravelry, and then finally deciding on the winner. There is just so much possibility. A sweater for Phoebe? For me? I am trying to use up my yarn stash, but am also feeling like diving into something big. Hmmm. I will need to mull this over for a bit.

I just finished reading Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach. I enjoyed it. It wasn't completely captivating, but it was a good read. I have stocked my e-reader with a selection of books (all bargain books bought with a gift card from Christmas 2012) and have decided to bring that along on my travels to Chicago. That way I can read whatever sparks my interest on the plane.

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


  1. Well you and I have similar interests, I love to look on ravelry and contemplate the future knitting projects yet to be. Love your sockhead hat :) Have fun in Chicago!!

  2. I have always wanted to knit and tried--bvut well I repel it. My mom knits though.
    Looks pretty :)

  3. Love searching for a new project. Can't wait to see what you pick.