Hello Outlander fans!
What an exciting week it’s been for those of us neck deep in Droughtlander! Lots of new casting information for Season 3 plus Entertainment Weekly featured Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), on the cover!! If I were a red coat, I’d run the other way!!!
Before I go any further, a friendly wee warning. Don’t proceed reading this blog unless you want to hear some Season 3 spoilers!
AbbyShot has some very exciting news to share with you! We now have a number of local artisans on board and they are working very closely with us to create three fabulous, new Outlander replica pieces!!
This story begins with our local knitter, Lorraine Shears. We sat with Lorraine and asked her a few questions about her history with knitting and how she came to be creating your authentic Dougal MacKenzie’s Scottish Bonnet.
As we refer to it here in Newfoundland, “Put the kettle on!” and come join us while she shares her story of the process of creating your bonnet and treats us with a little about herself. The stories she has to share could fill a book but we will focus today on her ancestry and how she first got introduced to the craft of knitting.
Yes, I AM READY—as most all Outlander Fans of book or television show (or both!) may proclaim—for season three to begin! Based on the third book, Voyager, of Diana Gabaldon’s series, we are ready to grab our tweeds and travel back through time with Claire to find Jamie.
I first met Jim Shires in 2008 at a “Can't Stop The Serenity” charity screening in Raleigh, NC. I was glad to find out he was a local Raleigh resident—yay!—and we met afterward with other area fans at semi-regular meetings arranged through Yahoo Groups.
(Yahoo Groups. Remember those? Mind, this was back in the day when Facebook hadn't gained the traction it enjoys now.—M.)
At the time, he was busy running a popular local live-music venue in downtown Raleigh. When I say busy, I do mean busy, but he still managed to donate his time and energy to the show and the cause we all love. Though he is no longer working at the venue as when I first met him, he is still active in the music business and he graciously accommodated my request for an interview.
Thank you, Jim! You're a treasure!
We wanted you to experience a little of the energy in what goes on behind the scenes here at AbbyShot. Visualize yourself at you favorite movie, hands gripping the edge of your seat, waiting in anticipation for the next scene. Now, times that by seven. One for each license agreement that we have. I'll let that sink in for a moment.