Wednesday, January 16, 2019

STOUFFVILLE MEETING




HELLO EVERY ONE, DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK END, I AM CANCELLING THE STOUFFVILLE MEETING.

IF YOU WERE GOING TO JOIN US ON SUNDAY, PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MONTH'S MEETING.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL NEXT MONTH. KEEP WARM AND KEEP THOSE NEEDLES CLICKING!!! 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

First Amica Unionville Meeting of 2019

The Amica Unionville group was busy over the holidays. Along with the new items, we received a few pieces that we could add another item to so we could donate a set. So with all of that done, here is this month's donation. Happy New Year and thank you again to all of the ladies who contributed to this collection:


Cowl and scarf by Cathy, with hats from Monica

This loom-knit cowl was made by Melanie
from Amica Unionville

Jane made a lovely wide cowl and a
bright hat and cowl set

Cathy made all of the panels for this boys'
blanket, and Monica put them together. Thanks
for the beautiful work, Cathy!

A scarf and a loom-knit set of cowl, headband
and hat from Monica

A pastel striped baby blanket from Monica

Hat and cowl from Jane

A child's poncho from Cathy

Hat and cowl set, and a hat, neckwarmer and mitts set
from Monica

A hat from Barbara paired with a cowl by Monica

Cathy knit this mitred square and Monica added
the crocheted border to make a light stroller blanket

Christine made this plush hat and scarf set

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

MARKHAM JANUARY MEETING.



OUR FIRST MEETING FOR 2019 WAS AMAZING!
TWO NEW MEMBERS, AND LOTS OF ITEMS RECEIVED.



Here are two beautiful blankets from Liz,

Love the hats and scarf from Sharon.

Madge knitted some cowl and hat sets, great for the teenage boys or girls.

Madge I love what you did with this blanket, adding the white to the variegated yarn. Awesome!

The colours in this blanket is amazing. Lynn one of the new member, crocheted squares and made this blanket.

Hats from Lynn's Mom. Beautiful!

Here is another blanket from Lynn.

Liz friend knitted these hats and I knitted the scarfs to go with.

Over the holidays, i decided to go through my stash and found a bin full of wool I bought from Mary's yarn, quite a few years ago. So here are a few hat and cowl set I crocheted for gifts. I also made the faux fur pom poms, I was amazed how easy they were to make.

The next 11 blankets were dropped off at Knitters Attic and no name for me to send a thank you note. So thank you so much for your generous donation.










THANK YOU ALL FOR SUCH A GREAT START FOR 2019, YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Amica Unionville December meeting

Our final meeting for the year at Amica Unionville was a great success! All of our regular members were there for a great meeting. Thanks ladies for all of your donations at this meeting and throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

Another lovely baby blanket from Muriel

A baby blanket and hat from Barbara

A lovely lacy shawl from Cathy

Hat and scarves from Cathy in some great patterns
and colours

A few more scarves from Cathy in different
yarns

Another scarf and funnel from Cathy, and a cute pair of
baby booties from Lillian

Two hat and scarf sets from Christine

Hats from Monica to go with some of the scarves

Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Holidays to All!

Now that the Holiday Season is upon us, we would like to sincerely thank everyone who has crafted and donated to Casting Off the Cold all year. Your time and talent are certainly appreciated, not only by us but also by the recipients of the lovely articles we give. When we dropped off our donations to the agencies in October, each one was so thrilled to get the hats, scarves, blankets and clothing, and many of the people we saw could not believe how talented our group of knitters is. They were so happy to be able to pass them on to the young adults, young mothers with babies and small children, and others who would benefit from wearing and using them, and wanted you to know that they are very much appreciated by everyone who receives them.

Thank you all so much, once again, for taking the time to knit and crochet for us. We wish you all a joyous Holiday Season with your families and a healthy, happy New Year.  See you in January!!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

DONATION FROM KIM AND KAREN


Here are some scarves from Kim, nice and soft to keep some one warm.



Lots of scarves from Karen, beautiful!

And some crochet hats. Great job Karen.
Thank you both for a good start this winter.

Monday, November 5, 2018

MARKHAM NOVEMBER MEETING


This was our last meeting for 2018, so we will be meeting in January 2019. We hope to see some new faces, so drop by and make some new friends.

Crochet hat and scarf set from Debbie. Beautiful!

 From Madge, this beautiful blanket. She used the sideways stitch. Looks great Madge.


Candy blanket from Sally.
Thanks to everyone.