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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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Since I’ve been put on Garden Leave from work I decided to fill my time wisely, so I’m catching up on old movies and knitting…..never a bad combination!  Following on from the previous post, I’ve been working away on the Preemie Bonnets…..rather proud of them, even if I say so myself tee hee

What do you think?  I even made a wee pair of mittens to go with one of the hats 🙂 

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The Woolly Brew: tiny hats update: We’ve got 35 hats for Ninewells in Dundee!

Been knitting away like mad recently after seeing this on The Woolly Brew’s website.  Its for a fabulous cause and a good way to clear out the wool stash!

It’s got me thinking about what other organisations out there would appreciate charitable knitted donations?  Worth having a look in the local area methinks!

On a side note, been working on a patchwork blanket with a difference.  Recently got hold of some samples of 200 knitted blocks for blankets, throws and afghans so been trying new techniques and seaming them together to make a funky blanket – it will always do for the dog or even in the caravan if it gets too chilly.

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