I have an unexpected day off from work today due to the craziness that happened over night in Boston. My friend Dan called me right before my alarm went off telling me very briefly what happened and that the MBTA was shut down and not to go into the city today. And most importantly, don't die. Thinking of my knitting friend Erin and glad to know she is OK today.
Last night there was a massive shootout outside Boston in Watertown. One of the Boston marathon bomber suspect was killed, but the other is still at large. An MIT officer was killed. Explosives were thrown. Epic scariness is now unleashed. As a New Yorker, I always thought 9/11 would be the scariest thing I would ever live through - but, I was proven wrong.
Thinking and praying for Boston today. Hopefully this nightmare will be over soon. My biggest fear is that, like 9/11, innocent people will be racially profiled due to the fact that the suspects are being identified as foreigners from overseas. I pray that people make smart decisions and don't jump to conclusions about people just because they are not from here.
Sorry to get waylaid from the knitting vibe of this blog, but some things are too important not to share.
Now back to the knitting....I finally finished my Vancouver Fog mitts last weekend just in time for the third annual Great Rhody Yarn Crawl. They are super thick and cozy - I've been wearing them all week at work (my office is usually two temperatures: Frigid & Sweltering).
This was a very enjoyable knit. Quick and easy. As I mentioned here, these mitts were part of The Fat Squirrel Gratitude KAL on Ravelry.