Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Our first meeting for 2020 and it was a good start, considering it was a small group.

Here are some kitty baby  hats from Yvonne, so adorable.

From Georgia, these cute baby hats.
 Love this yarn by King Cole, great to work with and so soft. Baby blanket by Sally.

Also some hats and a cowl from Sally.

Here is a blanket,

and some beautiful hats from Marilyn from Knitters Attic.
I would like to thank you all for the amazing work you have put in all items we received. And for keeping Casting off the Cold going for our 15th year.

Monday, January 6, 2020


What a great start for the 2020. Large afghans, from Mary and Linda. also a Queen size blanket. It is beautifully made, but will like to let any one making afghans for us, we need twin size, for 360 KIDS. Hats, mitts and baby hats from Anna and baby blankets from Allison and Cheri.
Scarves from Erin. Thank you all for your beautiful work, always appreciated.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2020 to our knitting and crocheting community! 2020 will mark the 15th year that Casting Off the Cold has been collecting the beautiful hand-knit items you have been making, and distributing them to a number of organizations in York Region that help support people in need.

As we have mentioned in previous posts, the recipient organizations are always impressed by the quality of the items we donate, and they are never short of clients who appreciate the time and care that has gone into making them.

Thank you all again for everything you do. We wish you the happiest, healthiest New Year and look forward to seeing you at a meeting or talking to you during the year. The meeting calendar page has been updated, but please check blog and facebook posts for any changes that may come up at the last minute.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Happy Holidays

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the wonderful work you have done this year. All of our recipient organizations were thrilled to receive the bags of items we distributed, and were sure that they would be appreciated by the people who will be using them.

We wish each of you, and your families, the very best of the Holiday Season, however you may celebrate, and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Amica Unionville December Donation

Our Amica Unionville group has been knitting busily throughout the fall. We have a few new members in the group, and everyone has been enjoying getting together and learning from each other. Thank you, ladies, for all the beautiful projects you've made.

Hat and cowl from Monica
More cowls and hats
Sets from Jane
Two more from Monica

A Christmas colours set from Monica

Hat, cowl and mittens from Monica

One of our new members, Friedl, is an expert knitter.
Such lovely items!

Hat and neckwarmer from Christine

The hat and neckwarmer are from Christine, with mittens
from Monica

This set was made by Monica

More kids sets from Friedl

A carriage/stroller blanket from Monica

Another blanket from Monica

Another hat from Friedl with a cowl by Monica

Another hat and neckwarmer from Christine.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Thank you Carrie for your generous donation of baby blankets, scarves, and hat. It is greatly appreciated.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thank you from Yellow Brick House!
x via 
Tue, Nov 19, 3:59 PM (3 days ago)
to me
52 West Beaver Creek Rd., Unit 4
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1L9
Tel: 905-709-0900
Toll-free: 1-800-263-2231
Fax: 905-709-1308

Dear Sally,
Thank you for your generous donation of knitted blankets and clothing to Yellow Brick House from your organization! Donors such as you provide life-saving support services and prevention programs to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and communities impacted by violence.

Your generous gift supports our four core programs including two emergency shelters, a 24 hour crisis and support line, public education, and community counselling and support services for women and children.

Over 5,300 women and children annually are empowered to rebuild their lives and live free from violence because of you.

Thank you,
Lorris Herenda
Executive Director