Sunday, April 12, 2009

The recent lack of knitting

The eagle-eyed may have noticed a massive decrease in the amount of knitting I've done over the last two months. There is a reason. Exciting things have been going on in part of my life that appeared to be in terminal decline. And I'm very happy about it. ;-)

Yes, Monkey and the nephews are no longer the only men in my life. Actually, are they men at all? One is a knitted monkey and the other two are small, noisy, energetic sprogs who like making Play-Doh hair with garlic crushers and making their Auntie get up horribly early to read books about Big Diggers when she's on holiday with them.

Anyway, a picture I took with a certain someone, as we wandered along the South Bank and watched sunset over the Houses of Parliament.



And I may have got slightly diverted into Stash on the same day and came away with some Koigu PPPM (you would have thought a trip to a yarn shop was enough to frighten any man off, especially on a first date, but not this one). And some people, like Nickerjac, Grit and Michaela saw him (briefly) that day!





Other places we have wandered over the weeks:


Cookham, where we had some lunch, then had a look in the church (bits of which date back to the Saxons), saw Stanley Spencer's grave and then




wandered by the Thames in the (sort of) sunshine.

Another time we wandered along the Thames a bit further down and stopped at Boulter's Lock,

which was evidently a bit busier in Victorian times.



We've also wandered around Wandsworth Common. This is the station, which featured in the film "The Waiting Room", which I borrowed from him a few weeks ago. I loved the film, it appealed to my soppy nature.




And there's a great bookshop (LibraryThing link) nearby too. Very small, but one of those independent ones that somehow manages to pack an enormous amount into a tiny space.

I've had a similarly detrimental effect on the number of books he's getting read...

11 comments:

SerineKat said...

Ooooooo.... This 'man' sounds like a good one. You are excused from your lack of knitting... go have fun!

Anne said...

Grinning broadly for you. :-)

dreamcatcher said...

Great news, very happy for you!

blueadt said...

I had noticed the odd mention of someone special in other posts. Very happy that you've found someone & he sounds fab!

Loving the colours in your koigu too!

Tabitha said...

I like his style. Sounds like a keeper.

Nicola said...

He seemed lovely, I am so happy for you.

leah said...

Couldn't be happier for you!

Lin said...

Yay! Hurray for a new man in your life! Have fun and I love the Koigu.

Kat said...

huh! a man! has he seen your stash yet!? im sopleased for you...dum dum de dum, when do i get to buy a new hat?

nocton4 said...

woo hoo .. details, more details .. and a piccie .. come on now lol
xxx

acrylik said...

Yay, wonderful news, I'm so happy for you :D