The plan this week was to rock this baby out but the universe had other plans. My friend Sara and her family, my colleague Mindy from the bakery and my beloved former mailman Paul all lost their homes in a horrific fire on Tuesday night. A blizzard and building systems that failed made for a total cluster f*&#. So instead of knitting, I spent the week with some friends gathering clothes and getting shoes on people's feet. Most people lost everything.
My breath is taken away by the kindness of my community--both locally and globally. Within hours there was cash in hand, gift cards galore, a new ipad for my friends autistic son (it's important to him), food, wine, and so much love that it was overwhelming. My friends daughter had already bought her prom dress and by Thursday morning she had a gorgeous pair of prom shoes from a friend of mine and there are two fantastic dresses in my car as I type this. Another friend from Eileen Fisher put together bags for Sara and Mindy so they are not simply clothed--they're stylish and cozy.
I guess my Hadley can wait a while!