Monday, December 31, 2007

Curve of Pursuit Afghan

Here it is. See all those right triangles? In honor of Anne, her dislike of geometry, and the fact that I teach it (so did she). I don't know if it'll ever be done ....

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.

Friday, December 28, 2007

How is everyone doing on the KAL?

Just to get some discussion going here I would like to know where others are in the reading/knitting process for our KAL. I got a little bogged down in Anne of Windy Poplars so I took it back to the library for a bit and will resume later. I know what I will make for the KAL project but I took time out to knit for Christmas presents. How is everyone else doing on the reading? Did others find Anne of Windy Poplars a bit slow going? I just checked the movies out from the library and plan to watch them over the weekend.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

dear fellow Kindred Spirits,

I just posted one of those "they did WHAT?" news flashes.

Check it out here, if you wish...

You've been warned!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Thank You!

What a special prize! I was thrilled to receive a nostepinne in the mail last week for the drawing. Caitlin designed this and her husband made it. It is so beautiful! They have a link to their Etsy store at Crescent Knits. (I hope it is all right to list this!) Thanks so much for the wonderful prize!

I am still reading Anne of Windy Poplars, which is not an audiobook, so it is taking longer. I also don't like it quite as much as the others I've read. I have the next book downloaded from Librivox and am looking forward to reading it soon.

Monday, December 17, 2007

A good time to give...

I have made progress into "Anne of Ingleside", though my knitting has slowed down due to other commitments (read- work :-P)

I've recently learned of a charity knitting project that may well fit into the "Anne" theme; a sweet lady at Junie Moon is heading up a group knitting bandages for leprosy patients in Africa & Vietnam, which will be sent off in late January.

My first thought was about the later books, when the Great War was looming large in the lives of everyone, the women would have banded together to make bandages & socks, weaving prayers & protection into every stitch.

Whether for the knitalong or just to give back, drop by & consider joining in.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I'm really keeping up!

In honor of Anne's hatred of geometry and our shared teaching of the subject, I've been working on the Curve of Pursuit afghan... but I am finding it very slow going. I've enjoyed it, and like the colors (mostly blues and purples) but it's slow going and I fear there will be a zillion ends to weave in at the end. When I get a little farther along I'll post a picture. As for the reading, I have, as I mentioned in an earlier post, very much enjoyed finding new scenes in the complete editions I've been reading. They've made Anne of Ingleside in particular much less of a throwaway, & a far richer book, in my view.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My favorite

I've finally caught up with the reading schedule. I'm now reading Anne of Ingleside. Anyway, so far my favorite book has been Anne of the Island. To tell you the truth that's always been my favorite. I remember reading this book when I was younger and thinking how much fun Anne had at the university and how I wanted to have fun when I went away to school. My original project, though, has gone to the wayside. I haven't worked on it for awhile. A friend's daughter is having a baby so I've been making the Mason-Dixon bibs for the wee one. They are so easy and so practical. Such a good combination. Well anyway, let me wish you all a happy knitting.

Monday, December 10, 2007

And The Winners Are......

of the November Anne of Green Gables Give Away......I was going to just pull out one name but I ended up pulling out four!


Heather T



Congrats everyone!
Please let me know when you receive your prize. Oh and don't forget - everyone that sent me their address is automatically in the drawing for December!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I am a slacker...

I have not been keeping up with this KAL. Oh, the shame! However, I rented the Anne movie the other day (the first part) and remembered how utterly charming it was. When my daughter was small we read the book and watched the movie over and over again. When my girl got a bit older, she would read to me as I knitted. I suppose that knitting and reading have always gone together. Right now I am working on charity mittens and some (sewn) aprons for the granddaughters. It is a busy time. Happy holidays, Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it.