Friday, October 09, 2015

Almost Mid October?

I'm a bit late writing my Friday Fave Fives.  Obviously I had a bit of a busy week.   But I like to hit the pause button and spend some time reflecting on gratitude.  Friday Fave Fives is a good way for me to do that.

1.  We had RAIN.  It rained 1/2 inch on the weekend!  I know, I know.  I am shouting about 1/2 inch of rain?  Really??  Well, here in our drought plagued West, 1/2 inch of rain is a treasure.  The geraniums loved it.  So did we all.


2.  That RAIN gave us a short respite from the heat.  Although the record breaking heat is back again (103F when I checked at noon), I loved the promise of November and December when our temperatures will hopefully drop into the 50s, 60s an 70s.

3.  During the weekend, I took my spinning wheel on Saturday and Sunday to Reyes Adobe and demonstrated hand spinning.  I enjoy the time chatting with other spinners, explaining the spinning of fibers to adults and children.  The Fave Bonus is that I actually get some fiber spun.  This is 100% llama fiber from a very dark animal appropriately named Ebony.


4.  I appreciate the staff at Reyes Adobe.  They plied us with water and offered us coffee.  Who wouldn't want to volunteer to work with these pleasant people?  In addition, they encourage me to sell my hand knit hats and even provide a little table to make sure the sale items are easily noticeable.  I sold almost all of the hats I brought!  (Generate Hope is going to receive another nice sized check from the proceeds.)

5.  A spinning friend stopped by one afternoon this week with a box and a bag and said, "Here, look through these.  It's all donated yarn.  Take what you want for your hats."  So I did.  Yeah, I realize that in knitting down my stash, I ought not to be taking in more yarn, but I will be spending the next few months replenishing my hat inventory, so I appreciate getting free yarn.

So that was Willow's Week.  I'd love to hear from you what blessings you experienced this week.

9 comments:

Faith said...

so thankful you all received some rain! we had a rainy day today after a week of glorious sun and warm temps......i love East coast autumns. but inwould love YOUR winter temps😀. how fun to get that yarn!! happy knitting to you!!

Susan said...

How cool that your generosity was "rewarded" by other people's generosity. The folks who buy and receive your hats are blessed. How hard is it to knit such a hat?

Our little bit of rain was also accompanied by a HUGE thunder and lightning storm (rarities in this area). The thunder actually S-H-O-O-K my apartment and I am on the bottom floor. It was scary and awesome at the same time. I am looking forward to the lower temps as well. I even have a new sweater in the trunk of my car, just waiting to be used.

Your spinning demo sounds interesting. Where did you learn to wheel and hand spin?

Gracie Saylor said...

So glad you had rain! We are supposed to get some tomorrow afternoon. And I am glad that in your busy week you were able to spin pretty fiber, share your craft, and sell the hats! Wishing you a happy weekend, Willow. xx

Mereknits said...

While knitting down your stash, (which I am trying hard to do) you should not be penalized for taking free yarn, especially if you intend on using it for good. That is why it was provided for you.
Hugs,
Meredith

ellen b said...

Sounds like a great event to take part in for you! Win, win. I'm hoping for those cooler days for you...

Susanne said...

So glad you guys got some rain. Wonderful that all your hats got sold and how nice for the free yarn to make more!!

Gattina said...

I wished you could send me a bit of your heat ! I start freezing and it is only autumn !

Deb said...

Yes, rain is always a treasure here in the desert. Wow 103 is hotter than we are - I think were mid-90s today. Looking forward to cooler temps and more rain for sure! Have a great week!

nikkipolani said...

Some day, I'd like to get my hands on some llama fiber to see what it feels like. The color you've shown is so rich and gorgeous. How nice to be treated so well as you demonstrated.