The Approach of Old Age

My birthday celebrations start this weekend and continue on until AT LEAST next weekend. Nothing beats a birth-week (except for maybe a birth-month…)

I have realised that I am most likely the only person in the world who honestly wants socks for their birthday. Imagine if everyone who has been given a dud pair of socks that they just put in their underwear drawer and never wear, gave those socks to me! I’d be RICH! Well… rich with socks, which in my current world is better than gold.

I am currently mid-sock-creature and have experienced the up and down moments that seem to happen with each creation. First you start with a sock that just looks like a sock and you’re supposed to somehow make it come alive. Then after a few fret-filled sewing moments you end up with a strange shape that just looks bad. Then arrives the ‘oh-woe-is-me’ moments were you realise you’re a useless sock creature maker and that this will never resemble anything good and that those legs/arms/tentacles/beaks look very phallic. But then you go and have lunch outside in the sun and return to discover that the pelican you thought you were making, is, in fact, a giant walking tooth. That’s where I’m up to. I’ll keep you in the loop.

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