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, November 18, 2015

Yarn Along

Good afternoon! Joining with Ginny at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along.

I am nearing the end of Phoebe's puddle duck sweater and I am loving it. It has been an easy knit so far, and I think it will be really cute on her. I wish they had adult sizes actually..... I could use a sweater with pockets!

I am still reading War and Peace..... very, very slowly. I haven't read much yet, and I haven't been pulled into the story yet either.  The book is just so darn big that it is sort of inconvenient! I can't bring it with me anywhere, and I have to find a good place to prop it up when I read, as it is too heavy to just hold. I'll have to hunker down at home a bit this weekend and immerse myself. I know that once I get sucked in, the book won't seem quite as daunting. In the meantime, I have been reading Crossed, it's the second book in the YA series Matched. It's a quick and fairly gripping read and I have powered through most of it in just a couple of days.

What are you reading? What are you knitting?
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  1. I've been looking at that pattern for along time - such a sweet sweater!
    And I've loves War & Peace but I had a lot of time for reading back then and really got into the story and all those many characters. I would say it really is worth the try!

  2. What a cute little sweater. I can see why you'd like an adult version. It looks fun and comfy.

  3. wee little pockets on the puddle duck are beyond adorable! I havent read War and Peace...I know I should but yes it looks so daunting!

  4. yes that is quite the book to lug about :) glad you are nearing the end of a knit!!