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 6, 2016

Yarn Along

Hello! Happy Wednesday! Joining with Ginny at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along.

This has been a strange week. Portland had a snowstorm on Sunday and by Monday morning, everything was a sheet of ice. Monday and Tuesday the kids didn't have school and I didn't have work..... Christmas break got extended by a couple of days! But now it's Wednesday and it feels like Monday, and I am having trouble wrapping my brain around my Wednesday to-do list! It will be good to get back into our regular routine though. All three of us need it in a bad way.

I never finished Phoebe's jumper  for Christmas. I'm not sure what happened, but a couple weeks before Christmas I completely lost all motivation to knit. Completely. I was hoping to finish Phoebe's jumper, and had hats I wanted to make for each of the kids, and then just didn't feel like making any of it. Oh well. The jumper (which I am nearly finished with now) will be perfect for Phoebe's birthday, which is coming up in less than 2 months. And, I have been excited about knitting again and have a whole list of projects that I can't wait to start. Woohoo!

Currently, I am back to reading War and Peace.....  started it a couple of months ago, but then set it aside to read a few other books. I recently read two WWII historical fiction books back to back. The first was The Nightingale, which I can't speak highly enough of. The best book I have read in a while. And yesterday I just finished up All the Light You Cannot See, which was also good.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?
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  1. Hi - good Morning. Hope getting back into the routine goes well. I am going to see if I can find those two books you recommended in our school library. I salute you for reading War and Peace! I totally understand losing motivation for projects. I am still working on the knitted loom scarves. I am very slow at needle work, but I know that if I did it more, I would get faster. Enjoy what's left of the week.

  2. You're the 2nd Yarn Along-er I've come across today who is reading War and Peace. Brave souls. I loved The Nightingale audiobook! I haven't had much motivation to knit either. I think the shorter days make me just want to sleep in the evenings instead of sitting up to work on my projects. Now that we're over the hump and the days will be getting longer, hopefully some of my motivation will return.

  3. nightingale is on my reader and it's waiting for me!! I've got to carve some more reading time into my day!!

  4. LOL! Me too! I'm the other one reading W and P, unless there's a 3rd crazy soul...... Isn't it so good, but SO hard to keep track of the names?? I have to read it super carefully it's going to take forever.....

  5. I'd read about your ice storms on Teresa Kasner's blog, they sound a headache for parents who were looking forward to schools reopening! Here in the south of England it's mild, we've had the warmest December on record for over fifty years. I'm actually glad to read that we're getting an arctic blast next week as it's a good reason to wear all the knits and crochet I've made over the last few years!