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Postby Angel777 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:16 pm

I went to see what a local knitting circle was like last week , and though there were stairs to get to the room above the wool shop , I enjoyed the company of other women for a morning . Thing is I probably won't go back because it was very cold in the room and the stairs were difficult ,also I cannot guarantee that every week on that day I will feel like going out and knitting at 10.00am in a cold room. I was disappointed in that only abled people were catered for and no thinking of people being cold also which would have made me ill .
It seems such a shame that with the condition we have , groups like this are not really ideal for us as we are not looking after us , which we need to if we go, especially comfort and keeping warm . I like others find it isolating as there is no guarantee how we feel each day , but isn't it about time people out there catered for us too . This was a drop in morning circle for 2 hours but still it doesn't meet my needs . Such a shame . Why can't these places have things on the ground floor in the warm , so we can drop in as we feel like it , it is accessible and warm and comfortable .

So I will knit in my warm home with my cats !!
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Re: Groups

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:41 pm

Maybe they haven't had anyone with an illness join them before :dunno: :dunno:

If you were contemplating becoming a regular member, talking to whoever organises and runs the group could help make things a little more FM friendly/suitable 8) 8)


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Re: Groups

Postby denys » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:14 pm

I agree with Flup, tell the organisers you have problems and see if they are willing to make adjustments for people like us :wave: :wave: :wave:
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