Clockwise from top left: Birthday sock start, Young Fresh Fellows, My Birthday Book, Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck
How can it be Thursday already? Then again, I thought it Thursday on Tuesday, so maybe it's Thursday all week this week. Do I sound existential? Do I sound like I'm just making stuff up? I think that it's due to the heavy influence of the Robyn Hitchcock show I went to on my birthday. I'm hoping that L____ DID go home and write down some of the things he said in between songs, because there was so much of it that it has all vanished. I attended the show with two friends (E__ and L____) who I've known for about 25 years each, and we were seated at a table that sat up against the stage. How great is that? Great show, great time, great birthday.
E___ put together the book above with pages from a dozen or so friends, some featuring photos that I definitely don't remember seeing before. Or being in. Some of the photos are from several years' worth of Christmas parties from the 90's, where I look a lot better than I remember looking. And my hair isn't big or crazy, so I could conceivably pass off those photos as being from the modern age (as long as there's never any real life comparison). There's also a photo from college featuring Dennis Miller where he looks like he's about 18 years old, even though he would have been in his late 30s at the time. Seriously, the photo has two men and eleven women, and I was racking my brain to figure out whose boyfriend that would have been. I'm so lucky to have all of these memories in one place (especially the memories I'd completely forgotten), and I really appreciate all the effort E__ took in getting this together and that my friend put into making pages. Plus, my Cookie Monster mug-shot-style photo on the cover could not be more perfect. I sure wore a lot of fancy makeup that Halloween!
There was also some knitting--I started a new pair of socks on my birthday, in The YoYo CashSport String (same as Hulk Smash) from the Loopy Ewe. The pattern is Duckies (Rav Link) by Samantha Hayes. It's super straightforward, although I'm thinking about doing a different heel so now I'm stuck here:
Let the record show that I've been stuck here since Sunday due to other projects that will have to wait until another day. Suffice to say that there was a LOT more yarn purchased in the days around my birthday, and some of it is gettin' knit up now. Poor Green Chill's sleeves are jealous, though I've been working on those a bit too.
Hey Man I'm Making Moves: "Future 40's" by Syd Straw. A beautifully depressing song that feels more fitting today than when it was first recorded, it in no way reflects my feelings about my birthday or my knitting. I just picked it 'cause it's got "40" in the title, and because I've been thinking about Syd Straw lately.