It an be quite baffling when ‘bush telegraph’ messages go floating around regarding the next knitting or sewing project for one’s ladies’ group project etc. For example there was a whole lot of activity to get little hats knitted for very premature babies at the local maternity hospital. Very laudible with a red, amber and green theme. Lots of ladies went off at a rate of knots, knitting like crazy in each colour. No one actually asked the hospital however – apparently one of the ladies had seen a similar scheeme running in a hospital overseas – Australia or New Zealand, and of course thought it a good’n. Sadly though, all these worthy ladies knitted lots and lots, only to find they were rejected by the local baby unit because they can’t be hot washed or sterilised; and no one would want to see their baby sporting a red hat – meaning on the very edge of life, before it’s even begun. So the moral of this tale is – beware the good intentions that badly miss the mark!