|Claire wearing my Inner Wild capelet and sleeves in Otter shade|
|the sleeves take at least as long to knit as the capelet|
|Claire wearing one of my Inner Wild shrugs|
I loved them so much I couldn't bring myself to read the last book so the story, for me, would never end.
And now traveling through time, without the use of standing stones, to last year ... I didn't even know Outlander the television series was about to be filmed here in Scotland until the costume department started buying capelets, sleeves, fingerless gloves, cowls, shrugs, mens socks and boot cuffs from my Etsy shop.
I was so excited I took a photo when I was packaging the first Etsy order to the buyer, excuse the lack of usual aesthetics:
Can you see what's here? A cable belt, River boot toppers, a pair of cable men's socks, Kitten Mitts, THE actual, original Caledonia shrug and Celtic Mitts, Dragonfly Gauntlets, Kiltie Gauntlets, Sassenach Capelet in Quartz shade and my Illustrator Cuffs in eco-wool.
All of this only interesting because the costume department created genius on Outlander.
If a fairy from the future had whispered in my ear I was working as an international freelance copywriter for Saatchis and Ogilvy et al, poncing about as an advertising creative, and reading about Jamie and Claire's adventures, yearning for my Scottish home while in Auckland, New Zealand that 15 or something years in my future my knitting would be worn by the actors in the television series --- well ... it's so stupendously mind-exploding it's made me write a ridiculously long sentence.
My cousins have sent me a few photos of Claire wearing some Inner Wild garments. These have been hand knitted by me, close, but not too close, to Hebridean standing stones.
1. Inner Wild capelet and sleeves and also this capelet.
2. Inner Wild shrug
3. Inner Wild CelticMitts
UPDATE: thanks to the hundreds of Outlander fans who are emailing me Outlander photos of my designs and asking for patterns. I intend writing them up but am busy with my novel right now.