I really enjoy these books. As for the knitting...I decided to start with something that I think Marilla would appreciate...a towel ( and there will probably be a dishcloth too). A very simple pattern, and a nice cottonyarn. Later, I hope to knit either a shawl or some kneehigh socks. I'm reading out loud to my kids, and they love it! Two -three- four chapters a day (but then my voice is gone...) We're still on the first book.
Have a nice week.