Coincidence must mean something. I'm pretty convinced of it.
This past weekend in Joshua Tree, we learned quite a bit about plate movements, earthquakes, and teutonic plates in general. S and I talked about how few earthquakes we've felt since we moved to California a year and a half ago (until last night, 1 felt earthquake in 18 month).
I thought that California had earthquakes all the time. Not big, super duper, shake everything apart earthquakes. But I thought that I'd feel little tiny quakes at least once every couple of months. I was apparently very misinformed (or just a bit crazy).
Then last night, while reading blogs...
See that little blue square just to the right of the center of that image... that was it. A little old 2.9 quake centered about 15 miles from here. It was clear we felt it, just one sudden jolt and then it was done. Felt like God just smaked her hand down on the world and we thumped for a split second.
It's silly how excited I get about a little quake... if I were smart I'd have more fear I think. On the other hand, I figure small quakes are good. It's really the worst when all that stress builds up and releases at once right? Well that's my rationale at least.
In knitting news, my socks are just sitting around collecting dust, but I have been searching for patterns and swatching for S's scarf. We have it narrowed down to 2 or 3 choices.
I think S is leaning toward a cabled scarf and I was considering MimKnits cabled version. Last night I saw the cabled scarf that Beth has been knitting and am now considering the Persephone scarf too. My only concern is that the cable pattern may just get lost in the inky black Manos del Urguay yarn. I'll have to do a bit and take a look.
Our second option is the newish scarf pattern the Yarn Harlot posted, the one row handspun scarf. I've swatched this and it's fine, but fairly plain with the solid black yarn.
Third choice, the most simple, a 2x2 ribbing scarf. This would obviously be easy and we know what it will look like.
I'll do a bit of each and let the S decide his preference. At least we are ruling things out (no garter stich, no stockinette stich).