Although we were always suckers for anything with music, Anne of Green Gables always held a special place in ours hearts. Anne was an easy heroine to love- she came from nothing, was given a chance, and worked hard to accomplish her goals. And the icing on the cake? My middle name is Anne with an "e".
When Joanna Johnson (of the Phoebe book fame) first told me her plans of a book of knitting pattern inspired by the Anne of Green Gables series I was just giddy. So when this arrived in the mail, you can be sure I was beside myself:
As always, Joanna's aesthetic is just lovely. The way the book marries the pictures of the knits and the feel for the Anne books is perfect. Growing up I always wanted to be friends with Anne, attend her school, and be at those same summer outings. This book brings back those same familiar feelings.
Green Gables Knits contains 8 different patterns, my favorite being Anne's Sweater.
Oh- there's something about an over sized cardigan. It's funny how it's perfectly acceptable (at least in my mind) to wear the same slouchy cardigan day after day. That's what I think of when I see this pattern, it calls to me- it tells me that if I knit it, it would get plenty of use. Think of all the other knits I could knit whilst in it... I digress.
To check out the rest of the patterns from the book, head on over to Ravelry. After you do, share a comment below on what you would knit first if you had the book. Once you do, you have a chance of winning a signed copy from Joanna herself!
Annnnnnnd go... !
PS- you have until Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be chose then :-)