Friday, May 24, 2019

Fiber Arts, Books and Friends

Good Morning!  It's Friday!
Willow's Week has been busy but normal.  I like normal.
Here are Five Things that just made my week happy.
I share these to encourage you to find the joy and good in your life.
Want more?  Here's the link to Friday Fave Fives.

1.  I bought two sweaters recently at the thrift shop.  One was a grey linen/cotton cardigan.  The other was this--a crazy pink, coral, grey and white combo.  I unraveled both sweaters and reset the twist (that's like getting the wrinkly twists out of the yarn).  Then I used the multi-colored yarns to warp my loom.  That means all the long strands.
I used the grey yarn to weave the scarf.

I like the result.
The scarf will be displayed in the Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild booth at the county fair in August.

2.  More about weaving.
Here is the finished scarf I wove for Son #2. 
He says he likes it.

3.  My sister-in-law knows what kind of t-shirts I like!
A gift from her this week.

4.  This week we met up with long time friends for lunch and coffee.  It was great to renew our friendship with them.  The Professor and the husband were neighbor and friends from where he was one year old.  Yes, that long!  I met them in college when the husband was one of the new, young profs in the English department and I took several classes from him.  One of the best parts of the day was watching the guys smile and laugh--just like you do with your first friends.

5.  It turns out that both the wife and I love reading mysteries.  When she got home, she emailed me a LIST of all her favorite mystery writers!  I've already been to the library to search for some of them.

Normal activities in a week.
But these are what fill our hearts and minds
and make us thankful.


Wendy said...

Wow those scarves look lovely. I always enjoy a good crime thriller. Have a good weekend.

ellen b. said...

Fabulous scarves! Sounds like a very good normal week!

Mereknits said...

I love the re-purposed yarn project. It looks so beautiful. Have a wonderful week.

Tracy said...

WOW... BEAUTIFUL scarf you woven from recycled yarn! The yarns look better in woven form, I think. And lovely scarf for your son. It's always fun to see what you're making and working on, Willow. :) Happy Days to you & yours ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

The scarves are wonderful. So fun that one is recycled fiber! Mary

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Sounds like you have a new book friend! My mother always loved mysteries and my sister does too. I've tried, but they don't seem to gel with my brain for some reason. Oh well! I prefer to watch the movie versions (Miss Marple, etc.) I like your woven scarves; what a great idea to use repurposed yarn from old sweaters.

Faith said...

LOVE the scarf you made for your son!
how fun for the two guys to get caught up together! and lunch/coffee out....a blessing for sure!
i LOVE most mysteries...wonder what the authors are???!! I'm always reading something or other. Currently it's Tara Westover's memoir Educated. oh. my. READ it. it's quite powerful and beautiful. I actually think all teachers, parents, psychs should read this book. You will cry. And cheer her on.