Monday, February 16, 2009


February 17th Rose of Sharon will be holding a fundraiser, and we were ask to take part by donating item for their baby baskets, which would be auctioned off.
Some of the ladies from the group got their needle and hooks working so we could make the dead line. Here are some of the beautiful clothing that were donated.

Casting off The Cold would like to wish Rose of Sharon the very best in their Fundraiser.

From Tracy

Also Tracy's

Another from Tracy.

A sweater and bibs from Pat.

This baby outfit is from Nayana.

And these are some dish clothes and recipes for the non cook basket from Kim.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Bata Shoe Museum Sock Knitting Workshop

On January 25, four members of Casting Off the Cold held a workshop at the Bata
Shoe Museum to teach experienced knitters how to make socks.
We had twelve students in all, some of whom preferred crocheting to knitting, so Tracy held a small class to teach crocheting socks. Thanks a million, Tracy; we know socks aren't on your list of favourites.
Even though we were limited to a 5-hour session, a few of our students managed to finish a whole sock, and they were all pleased to have mastered a new technique. We presented each one of our participants with a Certificate at the end of the session, and many were very interested in what Casting Off the Cold is doing.
Thanks to the participants, the Bata Shoe Museum and our members for organizing and taking part. Click below to see a short video of the event.

Here's Tracy with the youngest student in the class:

Here are some more pictures from the workshop.