Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Meet Anne with an E

I had forgotten how much joy there is in the making of small projects. I've been crocheting up so many blankets lately, this little bunny continued to surprise me with how fast she was building up. In less than a week, she was done, and we had a new friend in our house. Love those quick projects! 

This pattern is by Stephanie, creator of All About Ami, and it's simply amazing! I stumbled upon the Spring Bunny pattern a couple of years ago and eagerly created several cute little guys. Another cutie can be found here. When we found out that our friends were expecting a little girl, it was time for me to locate all my bunny materials and try crafting up another one. I am so pleased with how she turned out!

I started listening to Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery on audio when I began this project. I've read the story many times, but have never listened to it. Such a treat! With book one complete, I started Anne of Avonlea and finished knitting up the bunny's red scarf. There were tears in my eyes on so many occasions, just from the joy of Anne and all the delightful speeches she makes. Many quotes resonated with me this season - I made a list of several of them down below - and I'm planning on listening to the entire series now. Through it all, I feel like this bunny quickly turned into a kindred spirit, which is why I started calling her Anne.

I cannot wait for the newborn girl to have her little bunny, but in the meantime we'll be snuggling Anne, filling her up with love and all the precious quotes. :)  

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

“Dear old world', she murmured, 'you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” 

“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” 

“There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.” 

“Look at that sea, girls--all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.” 

“It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.”

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