Am I the slowest to do this yet? I can hardly believe Alphamonkey arrived here in Newcastle almost 2 months ago, in early December last year.
This meant I got to see Alphamonkey's first Christmas.
Santa had a try at knitting but decided that having no fingers made it too difficult and so he left the knitting up to me.
Rudolph really enjoyed helping and holding the yarn for Santa.
I knitted my part in some Piece of Beauty Sock yarn in Vintage Floral.
Between Christmas and New year I took Alphamonkey into Newcastle to see some of sights. Including Grey Street, Grey's Monument, The Sage and the Tyne Bridge. No photos of this as the photos I took were deleted- at least you can have some postcards from Alphamonkey courtesy of wikipedia.
I also took Alphamonkey for a 'run down the coast'. I'm not sure if this is a Geordie expression or just one that my family uses. It has nothing to do with running and pretty much means driving to the the seaside and having a walk about.
We stopped off at a funny wall with holes in it.
If you look very closely through the 'window' in the wall you can just about make out St. Mary's Lighthouse.
Here is Alphamonkey with in front of a slightly out of focus lighthouse.
And here is the lighthouse sans Monkey. The tide was out but we didn't walk over to the island. It was freezing cold and without gloves I thought my fingers might have dropped off.
Alphamonkey also went to go to the pub with me one evening for a meeting of the Miss Spiritual Tramp's Knitting Circle.
Here he is hanging out with some of the lovely Newcastle knitters.
And having another look at the Tyne Bridge through the pub window.
I think Alphamonkey enjoyed his rather extended stay in Newcastle. He is now on his way back across the Atlantic to the next knitter.