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Recently a colleague and I discovered a mutual love of knitting and she ended up setting up a knitting group for all levels of knitters (and natter-ers).  In the last week or so we came up with the idea of a knitting challenge for the group – knitting baby bonnets for the local maternity hospital.  A good way to test our skills and a break from knitting scarves etc we created a couple of patterns that should be easy enough to follow and produce a lovely wee hat once completed.

So far I have managed to create a few wee hats and have tried to have them as cheerful as possible in colour, some have stripes, some are standard one colour and I am keen to see what the other ladies in the group have managed to come up with.   I think knitting something for a good cause is a fabulous idea, it’s helping someone out, letting you practice a skill you have and at the end of the day gives you the satisfaction that you’ve done something good in this world – nothing beats that feeling.

If anyone out there knows of any good simple patterns please do let me know, I would love to pass them on to the group at work, I think we might make this charity knit a regular thing, try to do one per Quarter – maybe Hats for Hero’s next…?  I found a fab page of Facebook for a charity knitting donation group PreemiesUK  a fab page and definitely worth a look!

On a more personal note, been having a hectic time at work, been slaving away over spreadsheets and boggling my mind with accountancy studies……jeepers I didn’t think it would be so hard!  I think I must have been really lucky in life so far when it came to studies, I’ve never had to work for anything and it’s always come naturally, but now with accountancy, I REALLY have to work at it and it’s beginning to take it’s tole 😦
Have found that Zumba is a good distraction, a good friend and I go on a Tuesday evening and dance and shimmey our way through an hour or so’s worth of music and giggle the whole time – definitely does good for the body and soul.  We must be mad though because we’ve just signed up for Boxercise classes too!!    I’ll be fit and kicking FMS into touch in no time!!  Then the long term plan can begin!

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