Monday, December 31, 2007

Cheater Pants & A Little Confused

Confession: I totally whipped through Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside - the January books - last week. Guess I had some time on my hands.

That said, those two books have TONS of knitting and crochet references; much more than the previous 4 or 5 books. Lots of socks. Lots and lots of socks. Especiallly in Rilla, which is set during WWI.

So I cast on a new sock last night and those will be my AOGG project for January. But I'm not knitting a plain grey Army sock. I'm using the purple/blue yarn I got from Celena during the last Hand-Dyed Yarn Swap, and I'm thinking something lacy.

I have a cultural question, but I'll go home and check the books again first.

And when did Marilla die? Timewise, it should have been during Anne of Ingleside, but I don't remember reading about it this time, although I think I read it before when I read these books??? I don't think I have been reading abridged editions.


Anne said...

I think Marilla dies offstage-- or between books. My thought is that it's between Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside but it might be between Anne of Ingleside and Rainbow Valley. In any case, she is certainly gone before Walter.

CT said...

Her death is not mentioned at the moment of her passing, only the reference in the Rainbow Valley book, when they speak of Rilla not liking her name, not having gotten to know Marilla.