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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 24th Jun 13, 3:53 PM
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    Knit Witch's NitWit LBM, debt busting with yarn!
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    • 24th Jun 13, 3:53 PM
    Knit Witch's NitWit LBM, debt busting with yarn! 24th Jun 13 at 3:53 PM
    Okay I need to shift £3k of various debts, I need to shift rather a lot of weight and I need a plan! At the moment I have lots of yarn so I am planning on knitting to keep me away from snacking and on-line shopping

    The main thing is I reckon I can clear £200 a month - possibly more so I need to knuckle down and do so! (and not buy any more! )
    OS Weight Loss 5.26/10

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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 20th Feb 17, 9:32 AM
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    Best of luck KW Xx
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in November 2/5
    Lbs lost 14.5/107.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 20th Feb 17, 9:39 AM
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    From me too, KW - sorry the journey is such a beggar do you need to take your paperwork with you for when they're contradicting themselves? Have you got a list written out of questions or appropriate rebuttals? Thinking of you xx
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    • *Robin*
    • By *Robin* 20th Feb 17, 11:36 AM
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    Sorry to hear you've got to tackle PIP, KW. Could you not ask for a home visit though, or at least an appointment in the local city?
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 20th Feb 17, 5:50 PM
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    Sorry to hear you've got to tackle PIP, KW. Could you not ask for a home visit though, or at least an appointment in the local city?
    Originally posted by *Robin*
    Quite frankly I don't want anyone from ATOS anywhere near my home oh and when Dr Witch asked about somewhere closer they got sniffy!
    OS Weight Loss 5.26/10

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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 25th Feb 17, 4:00 PM
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    Okay had the PIP assessment and I guess it went okay - now the waiting game (still not heard anything about my ESA application )

    Next week, hand etc permitting!) I will knit and get my flipping sweater finished (err the one I hoped to wear New Years Eve oops )

    What else? Hmm again depends on the hand but I want to get some stitching done (needlepoint probably as that is a larger needle), pay off some more debt (currently trying to get my CC to a manageable amount whilst paying the minimum on the Very and Simply Be accounts - once I am happier with the CC I will start to snowball the three of them and get them GONE!)

    Oh and I really need to clear my desk and do some filing a job I really luuurve (NOT )
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 25th Feb 17, 6:47 PM
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    Take some time off this evening, KW, you deserve it
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 25th Feb 17, 7:13 PM
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    Take some time off this evening, KW, you deserve it
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    I must confess to it currently being wine o'clock - back to the diet tomorrow as well! (sorry healthy eating plan )
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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 25th Feb 17, 8:58 PM
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    Enjoy your evening, what's done is done and hopefully all is well Xx
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in November 2/5
    Lbs lost 14.5/107.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 1st Mar 17, 7:43 PM
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    I have come down from the panic enough to do some knitting , another day I and I should have the comfy sweater to the cast on for the pattern/sleeves bit on the front (or back! both sides are identical - which means if I do this again I will cast them both on at the same time on a long circular so that I will know for SURE that they are the same length ). My plans for March are to finish and WEAR this, get a lot more done on the needlepoint (ideally everything but the white done), lose some weight and clear some debt.

    All good things and great plans - lets hope the best laid plans of Mice and Witches works
    OS Weight Loss 5.26/10

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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 2nd Mar 17, 11:02 AM
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    Oh I like the idea of a long circular - that would certainly save time on stitching up, too

    Glad you've got the better of the panic, hope you're sleeping okay.
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 2nd Mar 17, 5:07 PM
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    Oh I like the idea of a long circular - that would certainly save time on stitching up, too

    Not really I would still need to do the same as it us knitted as two large T's

    Glad you've got the better of the panic, hope you're sleeping okay.
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    Panic is slightly better, sleep is dire all the time because of pain (actually come to think of it they never asked about sleep!)
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 16th Mar 17, 2:22 PM
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    Had the result, they granted the care component but not mobility because apparently I can walk more than 50 metres (err NO not without stopping, getting my breath and waiting for the flipping pain to subside grump), oh and I am now on antidepressants but according to them my mental health is fine (where's the shruggy smiley when you need him)

    I have been knitting away though and may soon have my sweater finished (I hope it fits after all this ), oh and gradually chipping away at the S!mply Be and V3ry accounts along with my CC so things are happening slowly but surely (apart from my weight going down - that appears to be going in the opposite direction )
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 19th Mar 17, 11:44 AM
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    These people are determined to find ways to screw us over in whatever method they can get us not awfully grammatical, but still true

    Hope you're okay.
    Retired August 2016
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 19th Mar 17, 6:00 PM
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    Glad you were granted SOMETHING, but not good you were assessed incorrectly. Are you going to appeal? Xx
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in November 2/5
    Lbs lost 14.5/107.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 20th Mar 17, 11:56 AM
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    Glad you were granted SOMETHING, but not good you were assessed incorrectly. Are you going to appeal? Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Mandatory Reconsideration to be mulled over letter wise this week and sent next (they give you 4 weeks to get that in and their letter arrived after a week meaning only 3 weeks )

    Still don't know about ESA
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    • *Robin*
    • By *Robin* 20th Mar 17, 12:25 PM
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    Glad you survived the assessment, Knit Witch, but no real surprise at the inaccuracies and questionable result!
    According to several chronic illness support groups I belong to, most decisions are corrected at MR. If not, there's plenty of help to take it further (including loan of "approved" recording gear which stops the assessor making up rubbish in the appeal).
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 21st Mar 17, 12:17 PM
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    Glad you survived the assessment, Knit Witch, but no real surprise at the inaccuracies and questionable result!
    According to several chronic illness support groups I belong to, most decisions are corrected at MR. If not, there's plenty of help to take it further (including loan of "approved" recording gear which stops the assessor making up rubbish in the appeal).
    Originally posted by *Robin*
    Letter written and can be sent later or tomorrow - then the waiting game again (meanwhile I WILL finish my sweater this week!)
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 1st Jun 17, 2:30 PM
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    Sweater was finished and was HUGE! I know it is supposed to be a sloppy/comfortable sweater but still

    Not heard anything more about PIP yet (not even if they received the letter ) but got my ESA assessment on Tuesday next week

    Debt was going down nicely until I got myself a new phone (need to set that up and sharpish - oooooh Dr Witch! ....... ), that is on my V3ry account so that went up again but I am starting to clear it - S!mply B3 is creeping downwards as is my CC.

    Reading - ahead of the game, other stuff on my To Do list for the year - not so much!

    Read 217 books (140/217)
    Do 13 new recipes (13/13)
    Go to Clinique for a make up lesson
    Medieval Dog colour 1
    Medieval Dog colour 2
    Medieval Dog colour3
    Medieval Dog colour 4
    Medieval Dog colour 5
    Medieval Dog colour 6

    Start Medieval Hare
    Knit long, comfy sweater

    Finish Jan and Feb on Winnie the Pooh
    Finish Mar and Apr on Winnie the Pooh
    Finish May and Jun on Winnie the Pooh
    Finish Jul and Aug on Winnie the Pooh
    Finish Sep and Oct on Winnie the Pooh
    Finish Nov and Dec on Winnie the Pooh

    Maybe I should have worked out the colours rather than the months for the cross stitch , oh and that is packed away until Wednesday next week - the stress meant I wasn't working on it anyway and then was getting MORE stressed because I didn't work on it *sigh*

    Weight has stuck (stress again I reckon!) but I will get back to that next week as well!
    OS Weight Loss 5.26/10

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    • poohbear59
    • By poohbear59 2nd Jun 17, 8:44 AM
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    Hi knitwitch. I have just been reading back on your diary as I have my PIP assessment on Monday

    Good luck for your ESA assessment.

    My PIP is a review as I got it for 3 years last time. Just the care too. Lost the mobility aspect of it. I was checking to see how long I might need to wait to hear...

    I am impressed that your sweater is finished. You remind me that I need to get on with my cardigan so I have it finished for winter. I did start it two years ago, pulled it out, started again.......
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 2nd Jun 17, 10:54 AM
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    Best of luck Pooh!

    Wish I had the courage to phone and ask about the reconsideration timetable!
    OS Weight Loss 5.26/10

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