Friday, April 18, 2008


So I totally slept through a 5.4 magnitude earthquake this morning that damaged a bridge down the road from our home. My neighbors are chattering about the things knocked off their shelves, a fallen chimney brick, etc. People two hours north of me are talking about being awakened.

I know I'm a ridiculously heavy sleeper and I was sleeping off a Big Smith concert (which kicked ass, btw), but damn!

After about two weeks of some pretty hardcore production knitting, I'm being kind to my hands, wrists, and elbows, and not packing any knitting for my road trip to Olathe, KS this weekend. The thought is giving me the heebie jeebies already.

To overcompensate, I bought some lovely expensive yarn.

Tyrol from Prism Yarns--$19 for 90 yards. It rocks my world!


Cindy said...

Felt the earth move. I don't think it was as big a deal here as the news is making out, but I tend to under-react. I love your new yarn. I sure hope it has silk or quiviat or cashmere in it.

7-letter Deborah, never a Deb said...

I must be totally insensitive--there was an aftershock while I was teaching & my students felt it, but I didn't.

Larry said...

One of my commenters, Joan, lives not far from you, Deborah. She felt the aftershock at around ten this morning but although I was awake and reasonably alert I didn't feel it up here in Hannibal.

Larry said...

BTW, that is nicely-colored yarn you bought! What will you make with it?

Anonymous said...

I think I was awake when the quake hit (trouble sleeping for no discernible reason) & was totally disoriented -- at first thought someone had broken into the house! The cats went nuts too.

Have a wonderful time at Mahaffie and say hi to Carl and everyone in the Gum Springs Serenaders! ... oh, and to the chickens, too!


7-letter Deborah, never a Deb said...

I'm going to make a large shawl out of it and about 7 other yarns. It will be an assortment of textures, but similar colors. I'm slowly accumulating what I need.