Can’t take me anywhere

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.

Today I downloaded: A hat!


Okay, full disclosure, I actually downloaded this last week. But “Sometime last week I downloaded a hat and I’m almost done with it” is a really long title for a blog post. This project is more about the story behind it, though.

Outlander: Eye of the Storm

(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:

  1. 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.)
  2. Do we see Young Willy? (I think we do)
  3. Does Claire and Jamie’s daughter make it back to Scotland from the 1960s? (My money is on yes. Maybe the cliffhanger?)
  4. Voodoo? (that seems an easy one)
  5. 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

Outlander: The Bakra

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

Outlander: Uncharted

Oh, wow! I almost forgot to post this for you before the new episode. So enjoy this recap of last week’s Outlander.

Spoilers ahead for Outlander season three, episode 11: Uncharted

Outlander: Heaven and Earth

Something good has come from watching Outlander. The trailers for a new Starz show starring J.K. Simmons run before every episode. It’s called “Counterpart” and has to do with the normal world but alternate dimensions. And assassins. Coming in January. That is for sure going on my TiVo. Unlike Outlander, which I just remember to watch because I have TWO friends who read my recaps now. Yay!

Spoilers ahead for Outlander season three, episode 10: Heaven and Earth

Basic Socks in Regia

I don’t usually buy single color yarn. I love yarn with colors, especially the always magical self-striping yarn for socks. Since I’ve started knitting socks for myself, I’ve found that I prefer socks in patterned yarn to be basic so as to really show off the striping. I like to use one color yarn to show off stitch patterns. I have a lot of stripped yarn right now, so basic socks it is.

Outlander: The Doldrums

Another week, another episode just filled with Jamie and Claire moping. I know. It doesn’t make sense. I’ve committed to this for you dear reader, though, so here you go. Though I might have to figure out how to make these recaps shorter.

Spoiler alert: Recap of Outlander season three, episode nine: The Doldrums

Friday night question: What’s always with you?

I usually have a knitting project with me. A simple pair of socks from one ball of yarn in a small project bag is easy to grab and stuff in my purse or bag. But sometimes I don’t bring my knitting with. I know, it seems unlikely, but there are indeed one or two reasons I won’t bring my knitting with me. However, no matter where I am, I always have a knitting tool with me: