Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The time has come


to remember that this is supposed to be a knitting blog, and not romance update central, although there have been developments with wonderful neighbour guy. First let me share a project recently finished after being on the needles for three years. Three years! I have no idea why it stayed there so long, I only had the sleeves to do and I was already halfway through one. My memory is hazy but I think it might have been on the needles when I joined the navy and so was left during training and never picked up again.

So about two months ago in my yarn colour co-ordination exercise which was really another word for procrastinating about actually tidying up I came across it again, remembered how much I loved the colours and yarn (Zhivago, a mix of acrylic and tencel) and committed myself to finishing it. As you can see I did. I love it. It fits beautifully, the colours are so fresh and vibrant just right for dull winter weather and it's so soft to wear. It makes me think of ocean breezes and summer days.

To other things then, the needles from gorgeous neighbour guy belonged to his mother who passed away fifteen years ago from breast cancer. I thinking the gift of these needles is actually quite a big deal for him and I don't think he intends to lose contact with them!
We meet several times a day. Usually when I happen to walk past his house and I have discovered many reason to go that way so far I've;
1. put something in the bin by the bus stop,
2. checked the bus times,
3, walked the dogs to the end of the road
4. Walked up to see if daughters are on way home,
5. Posted several letters to fictional friends
We will ignore the fact I have a bin at home, I don't use the bus I use my newly up and running motorbike ( courtesy of gorgeous neighbour guy) or the car, dogs are totally pooped from too many walks, and daughters are already home.
The best bit and the bit that makes me feel a lot less like a stalker is that on my return trip past his house he always happens to be outside, and he always invites me in for a cuppa. We have spent a lot of time having cups of tea and long chats not to mention some kissing ( shhhh don't tell the kids). It would seem that this is indeed the start of something very special.

16 comments:

Tracy said...

The pullover sweater is beautiful, Ally! That yarn is gorgeous...the watery colors are so dreamy. And it fits you so well--very flattering! I was doing some tidy up in my studio this week and found a bag with yarn and pattern for making a cardi for myself... The shop receipt with the yarn was dated September 2007--almost two years ago! I have yet to cast on for that cardi...How did that get pushed aside?! LOL! So you are not alone in your UFO's and such. :o) But what fun news about Mr. Nice Neighbour ...Keeping visible will keep the sparks flying! ;o) Look forward to the next chapter of Romance Update Central! Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Channon said...

The colors in the sweater are lovely. A nice, cute man who enjoys a cuppa? Sounds simply wonderful!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Glad to hear that things are going well on the neighbour front - he sounds lovely! Love your latest sweater - it is always so satisfying to finish a UFO.

Thimbleanna said...

You are SOOOO funny! I'm very glad to hear about cute neighbor developments -- and I'm just a bit worried about your mailings to fictional friends -- shall I send my address, so you can have a real reason to go to the postbox??? ;-) Sweater's lovely btw. Oh, and might those new/old knitting needles be used to knit their previous owner a little giftie???

April said...

Oooo! How exciting with cute neighbour developments! Good for you

April xx

Jane said...

What a lovely sweater, great news that you have found a special someone. perhaps as his mum was a knitter he will understand about knitting and UFO's Tony is always very tolerant of my escaping balls of wool and cottons from sewing and cross stitching. jane x

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

That too funny ~ I definitely think gifting the needles was a significant step and shows more than a passing interest!

Your sweater is gorgeous on you!!! Way to go finishing it up. I have a project that is close to 3 years on the needles. My Cora shawl - LOL But I do work away diligently on it.

Elizabeth said...

Oooh, this is better than Eastenders, and with better knit wear!
I MARRIED my husband because he drank tea with me, uh huh.

Willow said...

Oooo lala! You can write a romance titled "Needles and Neighbors". And if you wear that beautiful sweater to the mailbox and walking the dogs, you will attract even more attention.

rhubarbwhine said...

But the romance posts are so exhilerating to us boring old farts :) Love your latest work, just gorgeous.

Leonie said...

Some kissing even....well it does sound good! The sweater looks fabulous on and should definitely be worn for some of those morning/noon/afternoon walks to the bin/timetable/girl check ups!!!

t does wool said...

you sweater is gorgeous!! and see...new doors always open ;)

Linda said...

Fabulous sweater and exciting progress for you in with the man! Lovely!

Renee said...

What a gorgeous sweater -- it's lovely!! Fits you beautifully.

I'm enjoying the romance updates. :)

raining sheep said...

Oooooh! how exciting. The sweater is beautiful, but wow, romance. And my view is that the reason we have blogs is to write what is important and, romance, is very important.

lucky knitter said...

The sweater is beautiful! :D