Once this show came out with some of the promotional images like these:
I knew I was DOOMED with love for all those knitted pieces! I didn’t know how to knit, can crochet just a bit, but I wanted them. I’m always up for learning new things; I’ve basically taught myself how to sew, and if there is a youtube video for it, I can do it!
Recently, I’ve been coveting Claire’s knitted mitts. Last week’s Episode 103 had some that looked super easy:
I figured I could probably make those. Easy enough, they don’t have thumb holes, and these specific ones didn’t even have cables (several of the other ones I’ve seen her wear do!).
So I took to youtube and to my trusty local yarn/knitting store and got some great guidance and advice. I highly recommend if you are learning to knit to talk to your local knitters. They were so helpful in calming me down, giving me a pep talk, and sending me on my way. I got set up with the right needles, the right yarn, an easy pattern, and off I went.
I immediately got home and got started. I had almost finished one mitt and realized I had dropped a stitch halfway. I wasn’t liking how it was going so I yanked the whole thing out and started again. In a few days, I had two almost perfect wrist warmers!
Leave it to Outlander to inspire ME to start knitting. I was so surprised with how to easy it was and I plan to try that gorgeous cowl next!
Now all I need is for fall to arrive.
What crafty thing has Outlander inspired you to do?