Monday seemed like a good day for a knit, so we gathered our needles and wool, and a select group of fruit towers' most prolific knitters and set about having a knitting competition. The rules were simple - first person to knit a complete hat wins. And to add a bit of spice to the proceedings we stuck bets on who we thought was going to win, with all the money raised going to Age Concern.
The atmosphere was tense. Tongues poked out in concentration and stitches were dropped under pressure as both wool and nerves frayed. But it was bookies favourite Erica who managed to remain the calmest, finishing her hat in 22 minutes, much to the disappointment of Anthony, who could only hold his head in his hands and think what might have been.
Erica's sterling effort, and John T's faith in backing her, were suitably rewarded - both winning a timeless piece of knit wear which, let's face it, will only benefit their lives.
Just look how happy they are in their woolly jumpers. And rightly so - they look stunning.