Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Knitwear for a horny 18th century bird.

As promised, I'm giving us an image dump of Outlander knits after yesterday's bucket list.  I feel warmer just compiling these images.  And I hope y'all have seen the show because it's rull good and I've been waiting about 20 years for it.  That is not an exaggeration I started reading these books in the 90s.  

The unexpected star of the show is of course the sex knitwear.  Now, I don't foresee me learning to crochet or knit this winter - it's a bucket list not a fantasy list - but I DO foresee me wearing lots of infinity scarves JUST like 18th century Scots did in a totes historically accurate fashion.  

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I mean, did they even have infinity scarves?  I don't really know or care.

Look at Geillis' felted knit cape thingy too... here
They also seem to have infinity cowls made of fur...


I mean, damn.  And WITH wrist warmers?  It's too much.  

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 Wrist warmers and a cape must only be worn astride a horse.  It's Scottish law.  Or Anthropologie's new catalog.  Either way they can have all my money.

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 And you thought you were over the plaid this year... tsk, tsk...  

I strongly recommend fellow enthusiasts check out the blog of the costume designer, Terry Dresbach, for behind-the-scenes info and process details.  The accompanying forums are really good for more in depth information and fun discussions on things like feminism in the series and how the show got started (Terry is wife to Ron Moore - the show's producer of Battlestar Galactica fame).

But back to important things: LAYERING AND KNITWEAR.

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I feel like this actress, Caitriona Balfe, is actually an elegant swan wearing delicate doll sweaters around her dainty avian wrists.  Somehow I get the feeling I'd look like a fat quail in sweatbands.

Maybe THAT'S my winter look.  Quail normcore.

Sadly google did not have a corresponding picture to put with this but I did find a sassy shrug.

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Brown never looked so good.

UNTIL YOU SEE MY QUAIL NORMCORE OUTFIT.

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Naturally I'm not the only one who went gaga over the clothes and knits because a quick search will pop up tons of articles which is the reason why this became its own post.  I couldn't stop!  

But the real winner here is etsy where you can get patterns to do yourself or take the lazy way out like a normal person and buy other people's hard work.  Find the chunky cowl/infinity scarf here, the arm warmers here, the cute collared capelet here, the shrug here and a million other variations and sellers.

Etsy wasn't much help for the great fur-lined riding jacket here but I think fur is enough places this year that you should be fine.
Or you could always update it a little like this jazzy lady:


Vogue Sept 2014 here
I like the Outlander-meets-Studio 54 vibe.  Let's all take a moment and imagine Fat Quail in Sad Disco for a second.

So glorious...

And if knitwear isn't enough to make you happy there's always this:


"Haha those sweatbands are delightful, Sassenach."


"I'm feeling chilled can I borrow your infinity scarf?"



"Damn girl your woolen shrug got me jacked let's do this."

Show returns in April.  How many orgasms knits can you fill your life with between now and then?

8 comments:

  1. Haha, you started with knitwear porn and moved to a hot guy post!!!! But who can blame you ... he is hot. Ahh yeah, nice knitwear by the way...

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    1. It's just porn all around here at the Sauce today...!

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  2. I needed this post. Especially the end :)

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    1. I'm doing the Lord's work by posting those gifs.

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  3. THIS IS THE FIRST I'VE HEARD OF OUTLANDER BEING SCREENIFYED!!! I HEARD IT HERE FIRST! I tell you, picking up the first book in a rental in France all them years ago was the time I learnt to drink in the morning. Praise and glory be your name LACY!

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    1. Girl. Get ye to a... place where the sell Starz channel or something! It's a sort of adjustment to see them on the screen but still really excited. It returns on April 4th to finish the first season so you're not too far behind!

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  4. "It's a bucket list, not a fantasy list." That's some shit to put up in pretty letters.

    I wish I had cable because I love dramas (sex) and knitwear (sex).

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    1. I don't have cable either but I have very nice friends who appreciate the value of drama (sex) and knitwear (sex).

      Get ready for my mediocre etsy calligraphy shop coming Spring 2015!

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