ColLINKtion: Anne of Green Gables

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This week, my ColLINKtion theme is “Anne of Green Gables.” I thought, instead of just picking a random theme, it would be challenging for me to compile crochet patterns that reflect the feel of a particular book.

I thought Anne was a good pick for fall. The earthy tones and delicate notes reflect the rustic and natural simplicity of wholesome Avonlea.

And there is so much to like about this book — no, love about this book. I want to create a list titled Books You Must Read to Graduate from Life. “Anne of Green Gables” would be on that list…somewhere near the top.

Unlike many of my friends — including my husband of all people — I did not grow up watching the movies released by Sullivan Entertainment. The movies have extra cheese on top, but when I finally watched them, I liked them so much the first thing I did was put them on my Christmas list. (The hubs and I try to keep our DVD library to only films that are worth something.)

If you haven’t read “Anne,” just know that it’s a story about ordinary people who extend extraordinary kindness to one another, and it’ll touch your heart, I promise. If you don’t have time to read because you’re too busy crocheting, this FREE audiobook version from Librivox is pretty good.

Anyhow, here are my Anne-inspired favs.

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1. Lacy by Bernadette Ambergen

2. Scoop Neck Vest by Gu’Chet Designs

3. Abalina by Brianna Mewborn

4. Carrot by Laura Sillar

5. Tours Arm Covers by Pierrot Yarns {FREE!}

6. Peter Pan Collar by Emma Escott at LuLuLoves {FREE!}

7. Fancy Spats – Cathedral by Kristin Baird

8. Floral Pouch by Pierrot Yarns {FREE!}

9. Ofira Beret by Viktoria Gogolak at CrocheTrend

I’ll leave you with a few snotty quotes from the spunky carrot-headed imagination machine.

  • “I don’t believe I’d really want to be a sensible person, because they are so unromantic.”
  • “Which would you rather be if you had the choice—divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?”
  • “I’m afraid concerts spoil people for everyday life.”
  • “If I was wicked I meant to be wicked to some purpose.”
  • “It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.”

P.S. The illustration at the beginning of the post is by Kim Ji-Hyuck. It and her others really knock me out.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

How many of the “Anne” books have you read? Anyone made it all the way to “Rainbow Valley” or “Rilla of Ingleside”?

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