I had to go up to Woori this morning to visit Jenny and Colin.
Everything on the Warburton Road was smoke shrouded. People were coming down the mountain. Caravans, horse floats and loaded cars.
Jenny said she hadn't felt worried until her neighbour 's panic became contagious. If worse comes to worst then they are going to hole up at the factory.
When I left they were waiting to see what the wind change would bring.
I hope they are ok.
By the time I got to Lilydale the Lilydale showgrounds were packed with people setting up tents. Refugees.
The last errand of the day was to pick up a big batch of dye to start dyeing our winter run of angora fingerless gloves.
I seem to have overlooked one thing.
My dye supplier, KraftKolour, has lost everything. Bonnie and Graeme lived and worked up near Whittlesee and were caught in the Saturday fires. They are fine but their home and warehouse were razed. It's going to take them a good 3 months to get up and running.
Another sad story.
But tempered by their plans to restart the business.
So I feel a little shattered again today. Discombobulated.
If any of you know a craft shop that carries Landscape dyes- anywhere in Australia- can you let me know. (I've done Zart and HW&SG.) I need to source supplies asap.