I’ve been thinking about how to start this post for a while. I like this first paragraph to be something fun, funny, engaging. But I got nothing. Seriously. Instead, look at that yarn. Those colors are spectacular and really soft. Take a moment to gaze upon their color.
I’m of the age where many of my much younger friends are having babies. I like to make them gifts. I make a lot of tiny Veggie Baby Hats but wanted to try a tiny baby sweater for a friend who was pregnant last year. But, the poor planner I am, the baby was born, moved and larger before I finished this. Seriously, it’s not like babies are a surprise as they take almost a full year to gestate, but here I am with a tiny baby sweater to be given to someone else and plans to make a toddler-sized sweater for the not-a-tiny baby.
After the never-ending Christmas scarf and the knit and knit-again hat, I wanted a simple project using one of my special yarns (those are the expensive or high-quality skeins all in one box that my family has been given special instructions for upon my death). Based on how this particular project is knitting up, apparently I will be the proud owner of my very own crack in time.
Last year, my youngest nephew fell in love with the Harry Potter books. When my daughters found out, the first thing they did was take him to Pottermore and get him placed in a house. Turns out he’s a Hufflepuff. Now this kid is seriously my number one knitting fan. He once told a teacher that his “Auntie J” is a professional knitter while showing off a hat I made him. So when I find out he’s excited about Harry Potter, I think we all know that means he was getting a house scarf for Christmas.
Yesterday I went with my eldest as he got braces. My kid is 21 and this isn’t his first time having braces. When he was younger, we tried to compensate for his under bite, but his bottom jaw had other ideas and we had to wait until he stopped growing before it could be fixed. We’re helping to pay for it, so while I was there to offer emotional support if he needed it (he didn’t), I was really there to make the first payment.
(I completely forgot to post this! I had this written right after the episode but then life got in the way. Watch for my year-in-review recap later this week. Hopefully it will give some insight into my poor blogging habits this year.)
Questions I have before the episode based on the magic of foreshadowing:
- Who do the remains from the 1960s belong to? (I think it’s Geillis which is super ironic since they find her bones a mere years after she technically left Scotland.)
- Do we see Young Willy? (I think we do)
- Does Claire and Jamie’s daughter make it back to Scotland from the 1960s? (My money is on yes. Maybe the cliffhanger?)
- Voodoo? (that seems an easy one)
- What about “freed” slave Temeraire? Does he help the McTerrible’s out? (Probably)
Without further ado, spoilers ahead for Outlander season three, episode 13: Eye of the Storm
And here we are again. Another day, another episode of Outlander that needs to be hatewatched. Only one more episode after this one for season three. Let’s see how much of that subtle, subtle foreshadowing begins coming to fruition, shall we?
Spoilers ahead for Outlander season three, episode 12: The Bakra