Sunday, January 17, 2010


This is very good for the first meeting of the year, considering the number of members that attended. I was very grateful that they made time over the Holidays to work on their projects.

Thanks you all for your hard work and devotion to Casting off The Cold. This year we have added a new Charity, the Bereavement Program for the Markham Stouffville Hospital. One suggestion for the blankets, they should be done in cotton and you can find the sizes on the blog.

For those who would really like to help out with any of the Charities we support and cannot join us at our meetings, we do have an on line group. So please join us on line, every one is welcome. Knitters, Crocheters, Quilters, and if you sew that will help also. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Now for the members show, hear we go!!

Well Tracy you did it again, this is one amazing Afghan. It is made up with 56 different squares and some of the squares has a beautiful motif on it.To check them out, click on the picture.

Here is another, just gorgeous.

what a beautiful paw print blanket.

Here some of her fleece blankets, always lovely.

And some preemie blankets.

This one is an abstract,

And this one is the crazy blanket,

The lady bug.
I must say that Tracy has been very creative over the holidays. Keep it up Tracy!!!

lots more from Tracy, fun scarves,

Hats and scarves,

A shawl and two scarves.

Beautiful Cathrine Wheel scarf.

Lots of hats,

Do you love it!!

And of course a baby dress.

Also Madge as been working hard over the holidays, here she is
showing off this beautiful scarf,

And lots of hats, Scarves, and some preemie hats.

It looks like Pat has been working a lot over the holidays, as you can see she is modeling one of her scarves. And lots of hats on the table.

Fahida is a new member from Richmond Hill, and she is working on a baby blanket.

Preemie hats and a cotton baby blanket, from Barb.

And here she is showing this unusual blanket. You can click on the photo to see the stitch. I love the colour.

This blue and white hat and scarf is from Jane.

Margret has worked a storm, She is modeling one of her scarves, and in her hand is a hat and scarf.

That's a lot of hats and scarves for some one who just started back knitting.

Monica decided to design a hat, andit turned out great!! I love it.

And many more hats and scarves.

I was not able to produce as many as the others, because I have been working on Afghans for gifts. So here are a couple of hats and scarves from me.

This afghan is one of the gifts,

I am sure some of you saw me working on this one, here it is finished. This one is in Winnipeg.
I will post photos of the others when I get them, since I forgot to take shots of them.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Hello very one, I hope you all had a great holiday season and will be ready to start the New Year working on projects for those in need.

unfortunately we will not be meeting today January the 3rd because of the weather. We have rescheduled the meeting to January 10th at the Markham Library at 1pm to 3pm. For all new members who would like to join us, we will get back on schedule in February to meet at the Markham Library first Sunday of the month and Richmond Hill Michael's the second Sunday of the month.

I am looking forward to seeing you all then.