Were any of you fans of the Anne of Green Gables movies? It was probably one of my favorites growing up. I don’t know if that was just because we didn’t have cable or what – but I loved it just the same. I would watch it over and over during all my late night sewing.
In fact, just talking about it makes me in the mood to see it again. I still pine away for those simpler times – thought realistically, I would not want to give up mascara, hairspray or electricity. Or indoor plumbing. Yeah, that’s kind of a big one.
My favorite characters were Anne and Gilbert. So, when I happened upon this pattern on Ravelry, I knew I had to make it for Carter. It’s called Gilbert and I don’t even know if it is actually from the movie, but I wanted to make it anyways.
And my favorite photo of Carter in the vest – He looks so grown up.
You can find the details on my Ravelry page here. Since I took these photos, I have added the ribbed neck band. At first, I thought the neck hole wasn’t big enough, so I had him try it on first (thus these pictures without any neck band.) Turns out it was fine and I will have to get a few photos of him wearing it now that it is actually finished.
The pattern was really fun to make and I think Carter looks pretty handsome in it. I might just have to make one for Max too. Speaking of Max, I took a few pictures of them together, as long as Carter was dressed up.
Be still my heart.
And now I need to go and watch a movie and snuggle with my boys. Do you think they will like to watch Anne girl with me? Ha!!!
PS – Just a few things I found on the internet about the movie that might bring back a few good memories for you too!
Would you please call me Cordelia?
Gilbert Blythe: Anne Shirley. What in heck are you doing here?
Anne Shirley: [trying to sound dignified] Fishing, for lake trout.
Anne Shirley: Gilbert Blythe would stand on his head if I asked him to.
Marilla Cuthbert: Oh, this is a fine kettle of fish
Marilla Cuthbert: [talking to Matthew] She could talk the hind leg of a mule. Hmm, wouldn’t that be a change around here.
Anne Shirley: Fortunately for you, Josie, the only thing you’ve ever had to wear twice is a sour expression.
Anne Shirley. Anne with an “e.”
Marilla Cuthbert: [rolling her eyes at Matthew’s excessive purchase] Twenty pounds of brown sugar.
Anne Shirley: I know I chatter on far too much but if you only knew how many things I want to say and don’t. Give me some credit.
Rachel Lynde: Her tongue appears to be hinged in the middle, but she may turn out all right.
Gilbert Blythe: Well, I figured you can give me a hand with my work, and we’ll call it a fair exchange.
Anne Shirley: Aren’t you worried? I’m liable to break another slate over your head.
Gilbert Blythe: I’m more worried I might break one over yours, carrots.