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De-stress at home

Bloom scented candle
Get ready to relax with Bloom scented candles. This beautiful candle will enhance the ambiance of any room for over 30 hours. Light it in the office, or while you relax with a book or DVD. Or do what I did ? run a bubble bath, pour a glass of wine and lie back for a half hour of pure bliss! You won?t regret it. Available in Lavender and Vanilla; Lavender and Rose Geranium; Lavender, Lemon and Orange.


Knitting
Knitting is the new hip hobby taking the world by storm. Stars such as Julia Roberts, Madonna, Hilary Swank, Cameron Diaz, Daryl Hannah, Goldie Hawn, Winona Ryder, Julianne Moore, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kate Moss, Madeline Albright and Sarah Jessica Parker are all self confessed knit-aholics. And it?s not just the girls! Russell Crowe, Bob Mackie and Stu Bloomberg have all been seen with their needles poised.

So what?s the great appeal? The rhythmic flow of needles clicking and the feel of soft yarn is a creative way to find an outlet for the day-to-day stress in our lives and, best of all you can create funky threads while you?re at it!

But don?t worry if you don?t know the difference between your knits and your purls. Patons have released a new Stress Relief Knit Kit that has easy to follow instructions to get you going. They?ve also included a ball of yarn, state of the art circular knitting needles and a cool bag to keep your work in progress in.


Or how about knitting to help someone else? Imagine what it would be like living outside this winter. Ice cold floors in abandoned buildings house some of Australia’s homeless and displaced. All they have are cardboard boxes built as shelters and yesterdays newspapers used as blankets. Imagine if you used your knitting skills for good and made a blanket or shawl. If you’re not sure how to knit a square and transform it into a blanket, Patons and Cleckheaton have a pattern with easy to follow instructions listed on their websites (Patons or Cleckheaton), under ‘Knitting for our Homeless’.

Priced at $23.95, the kit is available at all good craft stores nationally. If you would like to win a Patons Stress Relief Knit Kit, email us with your details and why you need to learn how to knit. We have 3 to giveaway.