Friday, October 07, 2016

Willow's Week One in October

Wow, this week got away from me.  I spent all day Thursday thinking it was Friday, and then when it was Friday, I spent half of it forgetting to post my Friday Fave Fives!  I'm blaming it on the heat wave we're having here (again).  Anyway, here is Willow's Week in Friday's Fave Fives.

1. It's National Spinning and Weaving Week! October 6-12.  I will be demonstrating spinning this weekend at a local historical ranch-turned-park, sitting on the patio in front of the adobe ranch house.  If you're local, come visit!  Reyes Adobe Days.  In preparation for the event, I have been practicing spinning some of my various fibers to decide which one(s) I'll be taking to spin.  And since it's a national 'holiday', I'm not being lazy, right?

2. Son #2, Dr. Mike, combined business and pleasure when he made a trip to the Best West Coast this week.  I'm so so happy that he has carved out time to see his dad and me.  Dinner last night.  Overnight stay on Saturday night. Nothing.  NOTHING.  Beats time with my children.

3.  World's Best Neighbor was visiting to discuss scarf knitting techniques.  She was planning her visit to their newborn grandson and asked about baby hats I might have.  Immediately I pulled out a World War II Watch Cap knitted in blue and just the right size for a little one if it is rolled up a bit (and it gives him room to grow into it). Perfect!  A hat going to someone who will love it, wear it, cherish it.

4.  I think I've mentioned the young girl who was watching me knit one evening last summer at an event--I offered to make her a hat.  Then when I told her brother I'd make him one, he answered, "Yes, please" which melted my heart right there.  The little one has taken to calling me "Mrs. Knitting".  Heart in puddle again.  Then their daddy shyly asked me if I would make him a hat.  It turns out that he appropriated borrowed his son's hat last week when he was cold, so his family told him, "Ask Mrs. Knitting to make you your own hat!"  So, that's what's on (one set of) my needles this week.  Another World War II Watch Cap going to someone who really wants it.

5.  Every year I purchase ONE pumpkin spice latte.  'Nuff said.

How was your week?  I hope if you are in the northern hemisphere, you are enjoying crisp fall weather with beautiful orange and yellow leaves flowing around you.  I pray that if you are in the path of Hurricane Matthew that you are safe, warm and dry.  And I hope if you are in Southern California where the Santa Ana winds are scorching the landscape even more and whipping up the palm trees and tumble weeds that your air conditioner is working.
 

15 comments:

Ann said...

Enjoyed your story about the appropriated hat!! We are on the edge of Hurricane Matthew. We are getting a lot of much-needed rain, so for us it is a plus. But our friends on the coast are in our prayers. Thank you!

ellen b said...

It's nice to hear about your skills being seen and enjoyed. Yeah for visits with the kids...it's always good.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Jill Foley said...

Does that mean you don't really like the pumpkin spice latte? I used to get several every year, but last year decided that I really hate them...I felt like I was drinking a candle.

I love pumpkin, but really only in homemade baked goods. I think the whole "pumpkin spice" craze has gone too far...

Faith said...

oh thats precious about the knitted hats...so cute....

we are having a glorious wRm autumn here in the Nirtheast and I am super happy about that. no heat has been needed yet nor have we had to sleep with windows closed yet. hiking will happen monday when a friend if mine is home for the holiday. my husband has to work.

i LOVE all kinds of various coffee flavors and i LOVE pumpkin muffins, cookies, brownies, pie but for some strange reason i cannot seem to ever like pumpkin coffee!!! imwish i did!K my oldest daughter is just like me. yet we both love the vanillas, cinnamkns, caramels, etc. weird huh??

enjoy your spinning day!!

Patti said...

I didn't get a Fave Five post up this week, but I still wanted to visit some of my Fave Five friends.

Mrs. Knitting...I love that! What a cute name for you.

I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin muffins, but for me, pumpkin spice latte is just too sweet. I like my coffee about half coffee/half cream, but I don't like it sweet. My daughter loves those lattes though.

You spin...do you use a drop spindle? Just curious, because if you have ever bought drop spindles from an Etsy store, you may have bought from my husband. As a hobby, he does woodworking, and he makes drop spindles. Sells them on Etsy.

Blessings on your weekend,
Patti @ Joy in the Middle

Gracie Saylor said...

Mrs. Knitting! What a precious name and story! I love reading your Fave Five and hope the spinning demonstrations are fun. I have enjoyed spinning in public and fielding questions a few times. Hope you enjoyed your latte :) I have not made any this Fall yet. xx

Karen said...

How sweet that you are knitting hats for the family. "Mrs. Knitting" Love that.

Time with our kids just tops all our favorites, doesn't it?

Mereknits said...

Dear Mrs. Knitting, best name ever by the way. Thank you for checking in on me, we were far from the hurricane thank goodness, we had a slightly windy day and just the teeniest bit of rain. Those poor people on the other coast and in Haiti, bless them.
Meredith

Wendy said...

You sound very busy Mrs Knitting but glad you got some family time too. I love it when all mine are here together even if only for a short time. Good luck with the spinning.

nikkipolani said...

I'm smiling at the contrasts in your post, Mrs. Knitting, from warm cozy hats to AC for the Santa Ana-ed. That story in #4 is absolutely adorable.

Gattina said...

You can spin ??? I would love to watch you !! How cute from the little boy's father also to ask for a hat !! Now you have covered the heads of the whole family !

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I'm practically addicted to the pumpkin spice at Starbucks. It's so sweet and delicious.

Summer said...

Demonstrating spinning sounds really wonderful! All the best ♥

Barbara H. said...

Mrs. Knitting! I like that! Love the stories of the hats going to eager owners. I agree about time with kids and grandkids being the best.

Deb said...

I love how you bless others with your talents. So glad October is going well for you so far. Will look forward to more favorites from you tomorrow! Have a good one!