Sunday, September 30, 2007


O.k. We're down to the last 24 hours before the long awaited Anne of Green Gables Knit and Read Along begins. If you've been thinking about signing up but haven't - now is the time to do so. I'm going to close down join ups at Monday morning at 12 a.m.So please log in if you haven't already or email if you've been putting it off.

Go too it! :)

project green

Evergreen Forest
Since I couldn't come up with a pattern to use that was "Annish" I decided to go with something green instead. Today I purchased 8 skeins of this lovely yarn and I think it is just enough to make a clapotis, which I have been wanting to make forever. Like I said not very Annish, but it will have to do for my kal project.

Can't wait to get started on the book tomorrow. Happy reading (and knitting) to you all. :)

So excited!

I am so looking forward to diving in to Anne of Green Gables again, for the first time in 25 years. I still have the set of books I read when I was 11, including two which were passed down to me from my mom - her copies from when she was 11.

There's her name, in my late grandmother's hand, dated Christmas 1952. (I blogged about these books and my first experiences with Anne here). Big thanks to Amy, for pointing me over here after that post. I'm looking forward to reading along and knitting along!

Saturday, September 29, 2007


Hi I'm Melissa and I just wanted to introduce myself and say how excited I am to be joining in this KAL. I picked up a new set of the books, as it's been quite awhile since I've read them - and I believe my sister ended up with the set we originally had. I can't wait for October!!

Ready to Read.

I picked up the AGG collection at my local big box this past month. My daughter and I shopped for it very carefully -- did we want hardback or paperback, the three books set or the eight book set, and had a good time talking about reading and what we might knit. The Bee was very worried she might have to start a new knitting project, and I had to re-assure her that the teddybear-scarf-in-progress would be fine.

The books have been lurking on our bookshelf every since, and my daughter has been asking me at least twice a day when we can start reading them. I am so happy it is almost October.


Thursday, September 27, 2007


Hey, Anne-ites. I've been signed up for this KAL for awhile, but never said hello, partly because I'm lazy and partly because I didn't know what to say. Anne was my constant companion during the long Alaska winters while I was growing up, and even now when I spend Christmas with my mother, we spend all of Boxing Day watching the Anne movies. Yesterday we read "The Lady of Shalott" in my English class, and I spent a happy hour dreaming of PEI instead of listening to the professor; Victorian poetry always reminds me of Miss Shirley. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to make for the KAL, but I've hauled out my books and put them on the living room bookshelf for a start. Now comes the job of resisting temptation until the first of October!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I'm very excited to be a part of this blog and KAL! I've been reading and re-reading my set of Anne books for almost 40 years, and I think my daughters may still have a book or two from my set. They are getting very tattered and worn, so I think I'm entitled to a new set - but I will miss the original jacket art. When I was 14, I was lucky enough to visit PEI and seek out all things Anne, and I would love to return there someday. Ideas for the KAL keep popping into my head, the first was the horrible maroon 'wristers' that Aunt Mary Maria knitted for all of the children for Christmas in Anne of Ingleside. And of course there are Rachel Lynde's famous knitted quilts - were they cotton warp? - and the Tobacco King who offered to buy one right off the clothesline. Also the Spofford sisters who were never without their knitting - and I'm also reminded of Marilla's best shawl and her amethyst brooch. So many ideas!
I really like pen and ink writing. It is much better than the slate.
I liked dressing like Anne and Diana and playing at the school house. The rules for the teachers were pretty funny. A man knocked the school house bell off. I made jam at the museum, which was not as yummy as the apple butter I made last week. It was easier though.
I don't know what i will make yet. but I am starting to spin the yarn for it.

Almost time

I am very excited about the Anne KAL.
We got to write with dip pens at days of living history, and had to dress up, too.
Here I am trying to write with a dip pen and bottle of ink.
And spinning in the old school house

Looking forward to October 1

This will be my first reading of the Anne books. Have researched vintage patterns, nothing jumps out at me yet. Figure once I become entrenched in the story a project become obvious.

Deb W

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Signing in, at last

I apologize that I had to receive multiple invites before I got enough nerve up to join in. I have never done a KAL by this method before and have been a little apprehensive about it. But, now I see how silly that was. It is no different really from my regular blog.
I thought that I had missed out on some things, but I see that I still have time to get the books and get reading and knitting. I'm looking forward to it.
Thanks for including me, and I'll try to come back soon.
Hi All,

I just rec'd an email reminding of the KAL. I think I have signed in before, but not sure. Looking forward to enjoying all the Anne books again.

Anita/Olalla, WA


I'm looking forward to this knit/readalong- I've just picked up the three first books from the library,I have another two ordered, but I'm not sure if all are translated into Norwegian?
As for the knitting part-I have a few ideas, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of you will make! Too bad you can't knit raincoats, because that is what is most needed around here these days...
Happy knitting and reading to you all.
Marit, also in Norway.

My little intro....

So last night i get a message on myspace, with a picture of one of your buttons for this project. My friend just said... "I am not sure what a knit-a-long is, but you are the only anne fan I know that knits".... Thank god for google! I have found you guys and I am sooooo excited.

I first started reading the books in 4th grade, on a rainy day at my grandma's house. My grandmother was kind enough to give me her entire series when I graduated high school years later. They sit on the shelf and look pretty, bc I don't want to over read them. As I would like to pass them onto my daughter. I tend to revisit the series, not always all of the books, at least once a year. I read Anne of Green Gables, and Avonlea to my pregnant tummy over 2 years ago. And have read her chapters out of both since she was born.

Being a mom of a toddler limits my knitting and reading time. Thus I was very excited to find the free download of the e-books. I don't have to turn pages then... I figure as long as i am knitting something stocknette in the round. I should not "fall into the depths of dispare", at least not over a knitting project.

Woo Hoo!

We're up to 100 members and we have a whole bunch more that requested an invite but haven't logged in yet. If you are one of these people or you requested an invite and didn't get one - make sure you add us to your address book first so your invite doesn't go into bulk.
I will be reinviting every one who has not logged in yet. So heres your chance.

Happy Knitting!

Hello from Denmark and an audio link to the books

Hi everyone
I'm Hanne living in Denmark have been knitting on/off since childhood when my grandma touhght me around the age of 6. Just 're'discovered knitting last summer when a slipped disc laid me down - yes its possible to lay down and knit ! Are still thinking of what to start knitting during this KAL.....
I've been searching the web for the books, new and used ones about Anne, but the postage is WILD too much and our customers here are SO meddlesome if there aren't written gift on the parcel.
When searching I found this link:
here can you get the audio version of the books. If you have Media player installed you can listen to the books while having both hands avaliable for your knitting ;-)
Look forward to start this KAL - only 7 days left ;o)
Happy knitting from
Hanne in Denmark

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Greetings from Norway

This is perfect;) Thank you for having the idea for this KAL, and for letting me be a part of it;))
I`ve loved reading the stories of Anne ever since I were a little girl. In Norway they are called "Anne fra Bjørkely". Last winther my dear one gave me the films about Anne, and we`ve both watched them several times;))
Now I`ll prepare myself for the 1.of october by looking up the first book..
Good luck to you all in finding an Anne-project. I hope we`ll all share photos and thoughts in this blogg.
Greetings from Tussilago in Norway

Friday, September 21, 2007

What Can you Knit?

Another Sticky Note

Really you can knit what ever you like - but the final prize will go to the best "Anne themed" knitted item. Be as creative as you want.

We're looking for creativity -

but your also welcome to knit just whatever your knitting.
No Pressure -
We're here to have fun!

We will also be giving out one random prize after book 4.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mikaiya's intro

Hello, folks! I am so excited to join this knitalong. It's high time I reread the books (since I do own just about every one of LMM's novels- they're just sitting collecting dust at the moment).

I'm not sure if this specific link is in suggested links, but it may be of use for finding "authentic" period patterns, should you be in need: Antique Pattern Library. They have pdfs of books that are out of copyright, thanks to a dedicated group of people who have scanned them and verified the copyrights. In particular, they have some great military patterns from WWI and some lovely crocheted and knitted tablecloth ideas.

Am I crazy for wanting to make a tablecloth or counterpane?

See you October 1!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Greetings from California

Hello, everyone!
First I want to thank Khadijha Caitlin for sharing this wonderful idea & Anna for adding it to the Ravelry site, or else I would have never found you all.
I discovered Anne as an adult, after seeing the movie on tv all those years ago; I read the books a couple of years later, while staying home with my youngest child. I've become a huge fan of LMM & have most of her other books, but not the Anne Series. I think it's high time to re-read them.
I took up knitting again about three years ago & I'm looking forward to some inspiration from Anne & her circle of kindred spirits.
BTW- could someone help me post one of the buttons on my Blogger page?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Thanks for the invitation to join this group!

I have all the Anne books in English, all except Rainbow Valley in German, (Alas! Can't find that one in German!) and even Windy Willows - the original of Windy Poplars, which was deemed "too graphic" for the American publisher. (Miss Tomgallon's stories are a bit 'Jucier') I've read all of then, in both languages, several times. Plus I have just about all the other LMM books, including her journals and pen pal correspondence. Can we say "addict"?

If any of you don't have the books yet, many of them are available for download free on the Gutenburg Project's website. This is a great resource if you read literature on your Palm Pilot or Blackberry. I always like to have a book or two on there for times I have to wait for an appointment and don't have my knitting bag with me.

Hilary in Germany

Monday, September 10, 2007


Sticky post, please scroll down

The Anne of Green Gables series are such wonderful books and full of references to knitting. So whats a knitter to do but start a knit/read along!
The Reading Schedule is as follows ~

October: Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea

November: Anne of the Island & Anne of Windy Poplars

December: Anne's House of Dreams & Anne of Ingleside

January: Rainbow Valley & Rilla of Ingleside

There will be a prize for the best Anne themed knitted item. Knitter's Choice on what you'll make.

We start October 1st 2007. If you would like to join please email and we'll send you an invite!

Good Morning!

I was on a little trip to the mountains last week and stopped beforehand to pick up the first Anne book. Oh exciting! I did so love this book when I was younger. When I told my daughter about this KAL, I think it almost made her want to pick up needles. What will everyone be knitting? I have yet to decide...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Another intro

Hi everyone-

I'm so excited to join this KAL. I love the Anne books so any opportunity for a re-read is great!

I actually joined another Anne KAL earlier this summer but my project was rudely interrupted and delayed by a thief who broke into my car and made off with all my knitting! So I was not able to finish my project in time for that KAL and decided I would repurpose my project for this one. So I've already knit a little bit of it, but am putting the rest on hold until we start up in October. It's a pullover on very tiny stitches so I think it'll be taking a while to finish regardless.

Looking forward to starting up and seeing what everyone else is making!

Friday, September 7, 2007


Hello Anne-friends!

I found your sister group on Ravelry and was excited to discover you. Lucy Maud Montgomery was a prominent figure in literature during my growing years, both because my mother loved her books and because she's Canadian. (I've been living in the States in recent years and have been surprised that Anne isn't nearly as prominent a figure to people here.) My sister read me Anne of Green Gables when I was a little girl, and I read all the Anne books as I got older.

I've read Anne of Green Gables to my kids, and my 9 year old daughter is now reading Anne of Avonlea to herself. My 12 year old son will listen if it's being read aloud, but is too busy reading fantasy novels and being a boy to actually read them himself.

I've made a redheaded dolly that we named Anne, but we gave her a distinct personality. I have thought about making vintage Anne clothes for her, and perhaps that's something I'll do as part of the knit-along. You can meet Anne here.

happy knitting!

PS If you're interested, I blogged about how Rilla was responsible for me knitting for Socks for Soldiers last February.

Hello Everyone!

Just stopping by to say hello. I'm really excited to begin this challenge as I've been wanting to read the series again for some time. For this challenge I will be crocheting instead of knitting as I just haven't quite mastered knitting yet. I need to start thinking about my first project.
I noticed that many have asked about getting the books. I recently found the books from Montgomery's Emily series at my local used bookstore and I saw the Anne series as well so you might check places like that.

This is going to be so much fun and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone creates.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Belated hello to everyone!

I am so thrilled to be part of this KAL. I've been waiting for ages for a good excuse to read these books again, and what can be better than when it comes along with a license to knit as well!

I am still trying to track down hard copies of the books. When I read them as a child I borrowed them from the library. My current library does not have them! So, I'm still looking, but I understand that you can find them online as well, so I'm not overly worried. I am so looking forward to reading them again.

As for what to knit, I have a small confession to make. I have already chosen, and already started, my project for the KAL. (I did clear it with Caitlin first though!) I am a very slow knitter, and I want to be able to enjoy the knitting as well as the reading. If you go to my blog you can see the tender beginnings of what will eventually become a shawl. I hope that this is ok with all of you.

I hope everybody has a wonderful weekend!


Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to be ap part of this Knit & Read Along, can't wait to start reading the books again...
It's been a very long time ago since I've read the books (I was 8 or 9 years old, so it must been 21 years ago), but I still remember them and know that I loved the books all the way!
Well, anyway, my name is Annemieke (pronounce it as Annamika), but most of the time people call me Anne. I'm from The Netherlands and I'm really looking forward to get to know you all a little bit more!


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Belated intro

I completely forgot to introduce myself until now, sorry about that. I'm Bridget, and my knitting blog is The Ravell'd Sleave. I'm also the person who is coordinating the Second Wave Clapotis Knitalong - please join us if you are interested! (I can't believe the number of people signing up, by the way. Who knew so many people were interested in a single pattern??)


I'm so pleased to be part of this KAL! I have to admit that I have never read any of the books, so this will be a treat for me. I did love the PBS adaptation a few years back, and have Prince Edward Island on my list of places I would like to visit. So far, it's the only one of the Maritime Provinces I haven't seen, and so I'm determined to get there someday.

I have absolutely no idea what I will knit for this KAL, but I figure that once I start reading, a lot of possibilities will present themselves. Thanks to Caitlin for organizing this one!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy to be here!

I'm very excited to be in this knit along - i have no idea what I will knit, but I love Anne of Green Gables and I'm excited to read the books. I love the movies but I have never read the books. I've had them for years, but never got around to reading them.

ADDITION: Can anyone give me a suggestion about what would be an appropriate project that is mentioned in the books?


Sunday, September 2, 2007


I am very excited about this Read/Knit Along. I love Anne of Green Gables and have the entire set of books. What a great way to reread them! Glad I saw this before it began. I am still not sure what I will be knitting. Either these knee high socks or a shawl of some sort.

Anyway, glad to be here, and I can't wait to get started.


Excited Knitter!

Hi all! I am very excited to begin this activity! I am from California, and have always enjoyed the Anne books. I can't wait to get started. So much so, that I am going out today to get yarn! I am so excited to be a part of this project. I am doing a reading club and a knitting club at the school where I "teach", and this is an awesome way to combine the two!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Hello everyone!

I am very excited about this Knit & Read Along. I love all about Anne of Green Gable... I had the great pleasure to visit Prince Edouard Island this summer. That was a marvelous trip... You can see some of my pictures here ...

I don't know what I will knit but I hope you, all, will give me some ideas...

With the pleasure of reading you, Guylaine