By the time I went to Scotland in 1995, there were two more books in the series. I just recently finished the newest installment. That makes me a loyal reader for over 20 years!
I was so enthralled with the saga of Jamie and Claire, that our time in the Highlands included Culloden (this is me at the Fraser marker,) Fort William and Loch Ness. (Just a note: I became a big fan of Pubs, too! You gotta love a place that has great food, great brews and the folks bring their dogs, too!)
Now, the Outlander series has started on Starz, and I'm in love all over again!
The attention to detail is amazing! The theme song is the Skye Boat Song, which probably originated around 1746. How perfect is that?
The internet is all abuzz over the cowl that Claire wears in several of the scenes, and I fell in love with the shrug that Claire wore in the second episode. In fact, all of the costuming is exceptional.
The men are easy on the eye, too.
I knew I could crochet the cowl....I've already done a few of those. And, the shrug is just a rectangle.......I can WEAVE a rectangle!!!!
Using the Pup raddle and my 16" rigid heddle loom, I got the warp on in less than an hour. Since this is a sample warp, I made it 80" long. I used some Caron's Simply Soft yarn.
And, this is how the weaving looks! It's ready to cut off the loom and finish. I'll probably crochet an edging around the opening and the sleeves. I've got my fingers crossed that it all works!
We are going to do a Rigid Heddle project at Weaving on Tuesday, so all projects have to be finished!!! This will be fun.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!