Outlander and Knitting


I’ve been watching Outlander every week and I love the knitwear they have Claire in.

There’s one scarf that she wears and as soon as I saw it, I was all “OMG, I know that yarn, I have it in my stash and I must knit this ASAP.” I spent quite a bit of time pausing the show so that I could get an idea of stitch count etc. In the end, I came up with a fair approximation.

She wears this:

I knit this:

It’s a good thing I enjoy knitting because I’m having a hard time keeping them in stock in my Etsy Store.




Thanks U2


I’m not any kind of Apple geek – I leave that for my hubster. I have my classic iPod – it keeps me happy.

Saw a commercial tonight for the new U2 Songs of Innocence album – it’s free on iTunes right now. Went to iTunes to download it and saw notification that the album was already in my library.

Fan Freakin Tastic.

Thanks U2 & Apple. :)

*Updated with removal instructions if you’re not happy about this free album. See below video -

So, in my moment of glee, it never occurred to me that some people would be displeased about this gift. I suppose I’d feel the same way if I had storage issues on my device or if the free album was a Best of Justin Bieber.

CNET, being the wonderful site that they are have put up instructions for how to hide the album -


Doctor Who and the Robot of Sherwood, 2.0


Found another interview with Mark Gatiss where he dishes on more of the stuff about this fab episode of Doctor Who. This one is with Entertainment Weekly.

“Ah, well, it’s the Doctor meets Robin Hood. That’s the most straightforward pitch there’s ever been, really! Steven (Moffat, Doctor Who executive producer) said to me, “Would you do Robin Hood?” And I thought, “Yes!” I’ve always been a huge fan of the Errol Flynn film (1938’s Michael Curtiz-directed The Adventures of Robin Hood), one of the greatest films I think ever made.”


Doctor Who and the Robot of Sherwood


I’ve watched the occasional episode of Doctor Who since it came back on air. I was not a religious watcher – if I happened to find a rerun that caught my attention, I might watch a show or two before moving on to something else.

The casting of Peter Capaldi has changed this. I’m a weekly watcher now, planted in front of the TV at 9:00 pm, ready for some fun.

Episode 3 did not disappoint. The episode was Robot of Sherwood, Clara chose to meet Robin Hood and the Doctor agreed.

The Hollywood Reporter has done a fab interview with Mark Gatiss about this one.

One of my favorite bits from the interview?

Mark Gatiss: “They go back to 12th-century Nottingham and discover that they’re in the middle of the Errol Flynn movie.”

I can’t think of a more fun place to be…