I have really been looking forward to this KAL! It's been a long time since I've read these books, and I've actually only read the first two. I can't wait to first reacquaint myself and then spend more time with some old friends from childhood.
For reading: At this point I have finished Book 1 and begun Book 2. I brought Book 1 with me to proctor a practice SAT and I just blasted through the whole thing that night. Book 2 will probably be read at a more leisurely pace.
For knitting: It took me forever to think of an Anne-themed project, especially since I'm pretty bogged down in Christmas knitting already, but I think I've got it. It's a little unorthodox, though. See, my best friend is a knitter as well, and is very interested in the knitblogging community, but doesn't have a computer (I know, can you believe it?). So she and her husband, DM, are getting one for Christmas, as kind of a gift to each other. This means they're not really buying much for each other, but DM still wanted to do something nice, and preferably sentimental. So . . . he asked me to teach him to knit so he can knit her a scarf! So sweet, right? So that's my KAL project: teaching DM to knit. I figure it's appropriate, since Anne was a teacher, and in Book 1 the girls are always teaching each other lace knitting and crochet patterns.
So far he's had one lesson, and knit a couple of rows. Here they are:
I'll keep you posted!