My friend, Lisa, was cleaning out her storage unit and came across her daughter's old rigid heddle loom. Her daughter was teaching overseas and still wanted her mom to hold it for her. Lisa asked me if I wanted it and if her daughter ever wanted it back, then I would give it to her. It sat untouched for a few years. Lisa died quite suddenly and despite trying to reach her daughter, I never was able to. The loom and warping board sat in pieces in my garage through a move and another few years. Covid hit and I found myself staring at those pieces and finally reached out to a yarn store to see if they had a teacher that could show me what to do with this loom. I took a two hour course in June of 2020 and was hooked! I wanted to make a shawl. I had one that I crocheted out of brightly colored alpaca some years before that I lost somewhere. So, I made myself a shawl, and friends wanted one too. I have since made over a hundred shawls, each made with a sense of love and friendship.