Saturday, July 4, 2009

what are the odds

Of there being a good looking single guy living just four doors way from you who not only happens to like you but gives you knitting needles to boot. I kid you not that's exactly what has happened. I didn't even know this man a week ago when he happened to smile and say hello as I trundled on past with littlest one on the way to school. He does have a rather cute grin! He said hello again as I returned from the school trip and somehow we got talking about firewood of all topics, well it is winter in NZ and it was a cold morning. I mentioned that I needed to get some and he offered to assist. Always a welcome offer. Anyway he was good to his word and on Wednesday a large box of firewood arrived on my doorstep. Naturally I went up to thank him and he then offered to get the pink motorbike back on the road. She's been sadly neglected since Manila and the battery had gone completely flat. I was delighted as I've missed the thrill of zipping along on two wheels. So the bike is fixed, hurrah, but I am making a long story endless which wasn't my intention. To thank him I invite him for a coffee, I know living on the wild side as always, and we get chatting. He's very good at talking and asking questions. Somehow I end up telling him about my knitting addiction. Not usually something I share so early but hey the moment felt right and he jumps up and dashes off. I sit stunned for a minute wondering what aspect of knitting he had a sudden aversion to, the dreaded acrylic word maybe, flashbacks of crazy maiden aunts and lurid colours of Christmas jumpers past. I had barely time to recover when he's back carrying a container full of needles. This is where I feel I may have scuppered things a little because I could barely contain my excitement. I love steel needles for some projects and these were all steel, and lots of 8's and 10's, all I could think of was how many more projects I would be able to cast on with these new needles. Clearly he now thinks of me as totally insane with a very odd penchant for steel needles. I wonder whether he'll take to hiding behind the curtain as I stalk, sorry, walk past. Oh well, I can dream that he will think I'm awesome until then.

14 comments:

Sal said...

It sounds like the start of a very nice story..I hope it's not too long before you get together again!
Have a fun weekend ;-)

Thimbleanna said...

Hey -- he had knitting needles -- that's HUGE -- how many people have knitting needles lying around??? I can't wait for the next chapter of this story!!! ;-)

Channon said...

I think it sounds very exciting and can't wait to hear what happens next!!

Willow said...

This is a great story! Is it the beginning of a wild tale of romance and yarn?

Leonie said...

It's amazing what is hiding around the corner when we give it a chance! Good Luck with it if it's what you want then go for it!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a fantastic story! It is amazing that when you open yourself up to opportunities there are things waiting for you to dscover. A man with knitting needles - what are the odds indeed!

Leanne said...

That put a smile on my face. ? where did the knitting needles come from waiting for the next installment.

Tracy said...

A guy that gives knitting needles...oh, Ally...he may be a keeper! ;o) This is such a lovely story...Could a romance be brewing here. Oh, how sweet. Don't be shy--go for it. You never know unless you try... Keep us posted! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Lisa said...

Wow! He sounds great! You never know who your neighbors are until you start to chat!

Isobel said...

What a rare thing and how luck you are! Well, I will be waiting to see how this lovely story unfolds.
x

louise said...

Did you look to see what size feet he has? You could get knitting some socks! x

LizzieJane said...

I can't wait til the next installment. Isn't it amazing what turns up when you don't go looking. And he gave you steel knitting needles to boot...what a guy!
x

Alison Gibbs said...

Keep on stalking - I mean walking by. He might just pop out again
Alison

KnitNana said...

I think it sounds awfully promising!!
Whoohoo!
(((Hugs)))