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 21, 2015

Yarn Along


Joining with Ginny at Small Thing's for this week's Yarn Along .

The past week has been wonderful. For whatever reason, I feel like the world has slowed down a little bit and I have found time to read and knit, time that didn't even need to be (mentally) scheduled in.

This week I have been working on Phoebe's Phoebe's sweater. I have made some good progress over the past week (but then again, chunky needles and thick yarn will do that for you). I have just arrived at the part in the pattern where I need to divide for the sleeves, which means I will need to  start paying a lot more attention. The stitches are so thick that I think any little mistake will be easily noticeable. But, I am loving the color and loving how fast it is growing!

Currently, I am reading The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World by Russel Gold, which so far has been a fairly unbiased and informative read on the impacts of fracking. I am only about 1/6 of the way into the book, but I do like it so far. It directly relates to what I am teaching about this term, and I try to keep up with at least some of the relevant literature.... I am also reading Specials, the third book in Scott Westerfield's Uglies series. It's teen sci-fi: easy reading and a bit mindless, but also makes you start to question the world around you.


What are you reading? What are you knitting?
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17 comments:

  1. Great color.
    I only recently heard what fracking was. I think I'd like to read that book.

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    1. Thanks! I will try and do a review once I have finished reading it.

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  2. I love the Phoebe's sweater pattern and that colour is lovely. Fracking is big news in our part of Australia at the moment - Lock The Gate signs up everywhere.

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    1. Thanks! It's crazy how quickly fracking has taken over the world, really. Would love to hear more about your thoughts at some point!

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  3. Large needles and chunky yarn are a wonderful thing! Happy Knitting!

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    1. Thanks Donna. The chunky yarn is a treat!!

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  4. I love knitting on large needles - the projects grow so quickly! :) Great choice of colour too, it's going to be beautiful!

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  5. The sweater is looking good! The color is my favorite! :)

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  6. Your sweater looks like a great knit, great color. Interested in your thoughts about the fracking book.

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    1. Thanks! Maybe I will write up a review once I am finished. It is due back at the library in a few days, so I am under pressure!

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  7. That yarn looks so nice!!

    Lluisa xoxo

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  8. I for one am glad your world slowed down so you can breathe knit and be present, all good things. Love the sweater.

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  9. The colour of that jumper is so gorgeous! Glad things are at a good pace for knitting for you

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