Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Yarn Along

It's Yarn Along time again! Ginny has a new arrival at her house, so I don't know if the official Yarn Along is happening, but I am actually knitting and reading so I'll post mine anyway.
I posted about the sweater earlier, but it looks a little different today, since I had to rip out all of the short rows for the body. Somewhere between my drug-addled and illness-addled brain there was not a lot of accurate counting going on.
I have all the correct numbers now, so I should be able to carry on well from here.

The Elder and I have been reading Anne of Green Gables at bedtime. We started it a long time ago, but it went missing (ahem, under her bed, like mother like daughter) so we were reading other things.
This weekend saw the cleaning of the kids' bedroom, however, so we found the book and we picked up right where we left off.
There is magic in this story of simple people in a small town in Canada. The language never fails to enchant me. Lucy Maud Montgomery's descriptions of Avonlea and the surrounding woods and seasides are so vivid. I forever find myself daydreaming about Prince Edward Island and a little cottage near the sea. I hope that the Elder finds as much beauty and joy in Anne's story as I have.
Are you reading or knitting anything fun this week?

13 comments:

MJ said...

You know, I have never read Anne of Green Gables!! I think when my girl gets a little older we will have to ;). Lovely color oh your sweater!!

rainblissed said...

Oh I LOVE Anne! I, too dream of that cottage on PEI. I hear it's not easy to move there, though...something about the locals wanting to keep it for locals only. Anyway, we first got our lemon tree when we lived in Boulder, CO. We kept it inside all year long by a sunny window & it produced huge lemons. If you have a South facing window, it might be worth a try. They are so lovely.

house full of jays said...

That cottage on PEI is as good as it sounds - I spent summers growing up in a cottage on the Island and it was bliss. I miss it every summer since moving across the country. I'll have to read through Anne again - if I can manage to keep a dry eye!

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

The sweater looks great!

Swanski said...

I am an avid fan of Anne of Green Gables! I might have to re-read it...again. So sad you had to rip out some knitting, but the sweater is looking quite lovely!

Ericasue said...

I love the Anne books! I read most of them when I was pregnant with my son. I can't wait till he's old enough to read them together. Some of my fondest memories are of the trip I took to PEI with my parents as a kid. It was magical!

cpcable said...

I remember watching Anne of Green Gables on PBS when I was little, but I've never picked up the books. You make them sound lovely!

Lori said...

I loved Anne of Green Gables growing up. I didn't read the other Anne books until I was older, but I enjoyed them then, too. :)

That looks like it's going to be a lovely sweater!

barb said...

Your sweater looks lovely, too bad you had to rip back. I absolutely love Anne of Green Gables and can't wait till my daughter is ready for longer books, that is definitely on the list!
- Barb

meghann said...

I love the yarn you're using for your sweater. I may have commented on that before, though.

Also love Anne of Green Gables. I can't wait until J is old enough to read those along with me & I can dig them out again. *sigh*

Jen @ Wife, "Mom", Knitter said...

Loved that series! I always wanted to visit PEI, too.

October Rose said...

Oh, Avonlea! My fiance and I are taking our honeymoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia this summer ... but we're taking a weekend trip up to Prince Edward Island. I am excited. :)

Tara said...

I love Anne and Prince Edward Island. I think I may have to read the books again this summer. Lovely colour yarn.