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, March 12, 2014

Yarn Along

Happy Yarn Along day.

About a week and a half ago, I had to frog the beginning of my sweater. I haven't had the desire to restart it yet.. instead, I have been knitting hats for me (see below)! I have also started Phoebe's plain vest with the funky 70's style yarn that she begged me to get for her. I actually love how it is turning out, although it doesn't quite seem "typical" for a 3 year old. Reminds me of an afghan that my great grandmother knitted for our family back in the 70's. hehe. Anyways, my knee has been hurting a bit, and I have had a bit of a cold, and I guess I have just needed mindless knitting... the kind where I can also watch movies and let my mind wander. Hats and plain vests are good for that. This weekend, however, I am going to restart the sweater. I even put it on my weekend to-do list.

Oh yeas, and I finally got a picture of me with my sockhead hat. All the hat photos are seflies, but when I am the only one who takes pictures around here, it's the only way that it will ever happen. I am sure there are several of you out there who understand my dilemma, no?

And did you see my cat lurking in the background of my photo again? He photo bombs almost all of my yarn along photos lately. His quest for fame before his life ends maybe....

I just finished reading Slow Death by Rubber Duck (review to come soon). I am about halfway through The Body Toxic, and then I am going to decide which one to have my class read next term. We are focused on different types of pollution next term, so really either would be a good fit. I am leaning towards Slow Death by Rubber Duck. But- doesn't that title just sound horrid?

I also just got The Maze Runner from the library. I heard it is similar to the Divergent series (of which I am still waiting for books 2 and 3 from the library), so I thought this one might tide me over on my tween sc-fi reading need.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?

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  1. eye opener, that slow death by rubber duck….that and eating animals. changed me---forever.
    great selfies!!!

  2. Adorable hats! You did a good job on your selfies. Sometimes I have to resort to those myself.

    1. Thanks. I always feel weird taking pictures of myself. But if I don't, no one will!

  3. Great hats! I love that yarn for Phoebe's vest, can't wait to see it on her :)

    1. Thanks Kim. I am excited to see the finished vest too... I hope she likes it when it is finished!

  4. I love those hats! You look really good in them. Enjoy the rest of the week!