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Hiya! It’s Liz here. You’ve met me here on the blog in the last couple months, and Jaala asked me to share my favorite character from literature, Anne of Green Gables.

 

 

As a child I devoured the Anne of Green Gables books.

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne Shirley was a strong-willed, smart, fiercely loyal girl with an amazing imagination. As an orphan, she was placed in the foster home of an elderly couple who soon realized the challenge in their red-haired charge.

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Anne finds herself in tremendous mishaps constantly. Here she accidentally gets her best friend, Diana, drunk on raspberry cordial. Her mistake was trying to be a good hostess but not knowing exactly what raspberry cordial was (true story: I didn’t know either when I was 11 years old and read the books).

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Here Anne’s friends recite poetry as Anne, playing Ophelia, drifts downstream. Anne is a hopeless romantic, even as her predictive skills fail her. Later in the scene she nearly drowns as her canoe begins to fill with water.

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I love the story of Anne’s relationship with Gilbert. When they first meet, he teases Anne relentlessly, calling her “Carrots”, which angers her immensely.

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They soon become academic rivals, friends, and, well, you’ll have to read the books yourself to find out how the story ends.

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Anne Shirley was definitely the heroine of my young reading career. I loved her for her feisty, stubborn attitude as well as her kindness and honesty. Just as I avidly read L.M. Montgomery’s books, I watched the series on PBS at every opportunity. For our colorway series this fall I hope to include “auburn” as one of my gradient tones in honor of Anne’s beautiful hair.

–Liz

 

 

 

 

 


August 23, 2016 by Knitcircus

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