Monday, January 16, 2017


Christine creation, this beautiful baby blanket for a boy. Love the way she used the colours.

Another interesting combination of colours by Christine.

The next five blankets are from Beth. Busy working on blankets for this years donation.Beautiful wave blanket.

And one of my favorite, because of the colours. From studio 24.

And here is another also from studio 24.

Here she did a shell stitch pattern for this one and i love the border she used.

This one she used the pattern, beautiful shells. Beautifully done Beth.

Here are a few hat and mitt sets from a friend of Kathy's (Pat) Thank you so much Pat.

Well Kathy surprised me with all these gorgeous baby sweaters, so pretty.

Another lovely one,

and another, this yarn is a little furry.

And a beautiful pink one.

I love this pullover.

From Marg, this lovely blanket,

And her favorite pattern, amazing colours.

Another delightful colour for a girl.

Here is one of her quilts. I love it!

This blanket I used chunky yarn and a shell pattern. Winter White Afghan from Leisure Arts.

This one is the pattern sherbet baby afghan that I found an old book. You can buy the pattern on eBay.
Well I think this was a very good start for this year and i hope it keeps up. Thank you all again for your support.

Monday, January 9, 2017


Over the Holidays I was able to crochet a few blankets. Here are a couple of them 
This one i found the pattern from an old book I have, and i love it because it is so easy and quick. The pattern is two rows double crochet, three rows v stitch. I used worsted weight yarn and a 138 Stitches.


Another wave pattern.

From Madge, hat and scarf sets.

From a friend of Madge, Kay lots of socks.

And a baby blanket from Madge.
A good start for the New Year. Thanks every one. See you in Stouffville.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


From Monica, this beautiful sweater.

And this one too! Great job Monica!

Love the colours in this blanket, from Muriel.

The next 4 blankets are from Anne.

All preemie blankets. Wonderful!

Also a few baby hats.
Thank you ladies from the Amica group, keep up the good work. Wishing you all the best for 2017.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Wishing you all a Merry, Merry Christmas and a Happy and a Prosperous New Year.
Keep warm and hope for warmer weather in the next months.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


 We are sorry  that you will no longer meeting with us, hope you will be happy in your new home in Ottawa!
I am sure you will find a group in Ottawa to continue your charity work. Thank so much for you help.This is a few items Jen dropped off .
A beautiful cowl,

And some hats and a scarf.
Thanks again Jen, you are an amazing person. Keep in touch.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


On behalf of the CASTING OFF THE COLD TEAM if you  receive an item from any of the charities we donate to, and you don't want it, please return it to them. Some of our members have seen blankets, hats and scarves at Value Village in Oshawa and Care and Share in Stouffville.
We work very had to make these items for you, because you need warm clothing for your babies, and older kids. Also it cost us money to do this, so we will appreciate it if you will be a little more appreciative.

So the last meeting for 2016 in Markham was very successful. 
From Lynn quite a few helmet hats.

And this lovely baby outfit.

Cute baby hats from Barb.

Some one donated this beautiful hat and scarf set via Lynn.

Beautiful blanket from Mary B.

New member, Lualine knitted these hats and she is a beginner. Good Job Lualine!

Look at this lovely blanket from Joan.

Also from Joan hat and scarf sets.

From these beautiful hat and scarf sets. Love the colours.

And from Christine, this lovely blanket.

Another beautiful shells pattern, from me.I think I have to move on to another pattern.
Well that"s all for now and many, many thanks to all for making this year success helping those in need.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Here is Diane collecting the bags for Project Linus.
Over thirty baby blankets.

This is at Krasman's Centre on Young Street. Hat and scarf sets for the outreach program.

Here we are at 306 KIDS showing the Afghans that were made by the casting off the cold team and from online members.

This at Yellow Brick House, Lots of blankets for toddlers, sweathers for children, teens and adults.

Here is Janis showing some of the items she received from us. about 30 blankets and baby hats.

This is at Rose of Sharon and as you can see some beautiful items. Another 30 blankets, baby hats, baby sweaters and booties.

At the Women Centre, we are showing some of the items they received from us. Blankets, Afghans, hat and scarf set.

Up to Uxbridge to deliver on Friday. Monica, Karen and me showing some beautiful blankets, and baby hats.
Finally we delivered every thing on time for the cold weather. Hopefully they will all be happy there donation this year.
Thank you's were sent to all the members for their beautiful work and time they put into making every project, from the charities we donate to.
We are hoping to give at lease 50 baby blankets to each charity next year. Lets make this work.