Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Green Gables - A GIVEAWAY

***WINNER***
THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY IS...(drumroll)...
"Nook" !!!  I'll be contacting you today to get your address to forward onto Joanna.  Congratulations!


I'm fairly certain that I'm not the only "Anne of Green Gables" junkie out there.  In fact, it's what Silje has been reading these past few weeks.

 (Sorry for the blurry picture.  I was trying to be sneaky.)

So when I found out that Joanna Johnson had published a book of knitting patterns that are all about Anne, I was so excited.  Well, first I was a twinge jealous I had not thought of it first.  Then I just had to get my hands on it.

Joanna was nice enough to send me out a copy to review, which was even more exciting.  The photographs in here are beautiful.  My favorite might be that she got permission to print photographs from L.M. Montgomery's own collection.  Plus the quotes from the book are just so spot on, and give insight to her design process for each of the knits.

My favorite (and I know I'm not alone in this!) is "Anne's Sweater" because not only could I imagine Anne wearing it, I could imagine myself wearing it as well.  I love the little pocket, and I love that it doesn't have puffed sleeves, because we all know Marilla would not have wasted any yarn on such frivolousness.
Designs are inspired by each character: 
Anne's Carpet Bag
Matthew's Vest (which might be my second favorite)
Marilla's Apron
Diana's Hat
Rachel's Table Runner
Miss Stacy's Shawl
Gilbert's Scarf

In all, there are 7 designs in this beautiful collection, and I feel so lucky to have it.

Joanna's generosity does not stop there, though.  She has offered to GIVEAWAY a copy of this collection to one of my readers as well!  So leave a comment in this post, letting me know what your favorite pattern in this collection is!  You can see all the projects here to make your choice.  The winner will be picked at random, and Joanna will send a copy out to you, so make sure to leave an email for contact information.  I'll leave the comments open until Friday, December 6, but it's best to do it now so that you don't forget!  

45 comments:

Kelli said...

It's so hard to choose but Anne's sweater and Diana's hat are wonderful.

Olivia said...

Anne's sweater and Gilbert's Scarf are my favorites. I have fond memories of reading the series as a child!

Kerry & Ronan said...

Oh, I love Annie's sweater Diana's hat is great too, but that sweater is so perfectly me!

Kati Pletcher said...

Definitely Anne's sweater. Love the style of it.

elizabeth said...

oh! would love this! Anne's sweater for sure! email is roosjeblog@yahoo.ca

Lynn said...

I don't usually like knitted bags but I do like Anne's Carpet Bag!!
Matthew's vest and Diana's hat are lovely too!

tinkers said...

Had no idea there was a knitting collection! Something I might have to ask Santa for. I always have been a fan of Anne and all the stories. I hope to pass that love onto my daughter.

Marilyn said...

The table runner is nice but I absolutely positively love the apron! Oh my, yes!

daffodillysun said...

I really love Miss Stacy's Shawl!

I have a special place in my heart for the Anne of Green Gables books. They are some of my favorite books from my childhood, and I re-read them regularly as an adult!

Brooke Rogness said...

Love Anne's sweater, and Marilla's apron. Beautiful!

Rachael said...

So Anne's sweater is totally the best, but I'm not sure I'd have the patience to make it. So I'm voting for Miss Stacey's shawl!

Diana said...

Such fun. I like Diana's hat.

Carla said...

Anne's Sweater, for sure. Anne is one of my favourite people--characters, I mean Anne is one of my favourite characters!

jan229 said...

I like Anne's Carpet Bag.

Jennie said...

I love Marilla's Apron! But they're all wonderful really :)

Sandy R said...

Love Diana's hat.

Rebekah Evelyn said...

I can't decide between Anne's Sweater and Diana's Hat. Though I'd probably have some yarn in my stash that I could knit the hat with...

Lois said...

I like Anne's Carpet Bag as I can always use another bag.

Sheila said...

Wow....I adore the sweater, carpet bag and Diana's hat.....and Matthews vest is so awesome!
What a great collection!

handmadehomeschool said...

Gilbert's Scarf won my heart.

I'm actually rereading "Anne's House of Dreams" right now. It's a lovely one to revisit, and I'm pretty sure it's the reason I'm convinced I've lived by the sea, even though I'm a prairie girl!

Ruthanna said...

The apron is so impractical for me, but so pretty.

Kristin Ou said...

I love Diana's hat

Leslie said...

Something about that carpet bag speaks to me. In 2009 my mother, 2 daughters and my husband and I were able to visit PE Island and Green Gables, perfect trip.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness! Anne's Sweater, i think...but also Miss Stacey's shawl...wow, I might have to expand my christmas list in sheer sympathy with me preteen self!

Mom_of_Faith said...

Must I choose just one? �� I love Anne's Sweater and Diana's Hat... And Marillas Apron!

Kristi C said...

Hard to choose, for sure, but I like Rachel's table runner!

harknessangels said...

I love Anne's Sweater. I could see myself wearing it as well. Amazing giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

harknessangels at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

I want all of them. Is that sad?

jamsideup at gmail dot com

rachieannie said...

Oh I saw this a couple of weeks ago and LOVED the idea!! LM Montgomery is definitely in my top 5 authors. Anyways, I like the Anne sweater. It looks so cozy.

mel4 said...

I love them them all! I think my favorite would be Anne's sweater!

Jane said...

My favorite would be like many others - Anne's sweater - but a very close second is Gilbert's scarf - love the texture on it :)

jwebb118 at telus dot net

Sarah said...

I would love this so much. Thank you for the chance to win.

Reinventing Mother said...

I love Anne's sweater! We are going to Avonlea next summer. I can't wait!

Michelle said...

I love the Anne's sweater!

detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Oh my goodness! So hard to choose, but if I had to pick a favorite it would have to be Diana's hat...so cute!

happyindolevalley@gmail.com

Thanks for the opportunity! ~Lisa

nook. said...

oh how i want to knit this whole book up!! anne's sweater is by far my fave though! love it! xox

Dawn said...

I love cozy sweaters and so Anne's sweater wins for me too!

Lovely Isaura said...

The shawl caught my eye right away...it would make a lovely gift!...for me?

KB said...

Anne's sweater for SURE!

Linda said...

I'd start with Diana's Hat. I love it.

lmecoll on Ravelry
lmecoll@aol.com

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love Diana's Hat.

Anonymous said...

I love Anne's carpet bag. Ni would feel like I was a character in the book carrying that!
Ajamie@shaw.ca

Kristi Tatum said...

I love Miss Stacy's Shawl!

Cristy said...

Love the carpet bag! cristy_curuncha AT hotmail DOT com

Amanda said...

Aha! I have been searching and searching for the perfect gift for my sister in law! This is it!
Miss Stacy's Shawl is perfect!