Monday, September 27, 2010


The Stouffville group started on the 26th of September, and we had a great turn out. Three new members from Stouffville, and some of the Markham members were there for support. We are hoping to see more crafters on October 17th and hopefully some teens and tweens will attend. Teenagers you are welcome to join, if you need to make up some community hours and donate some thing to the needy.
Well Stouffville crafters, I know you would love to help those in need, so why not join us at the Souffville Library, for an afternoon of knit/crochet and brag. We are there on the third Sunday of each month from 1pm to 3pm.
Here are a few items from our last meeting.

From Betty, a beautiful kids jacket.

Here is a scarf I made with the drop stitch,

and a blanket, the pattern is from one of my Leisure Art books.

Here we have Kassandra, she is knitting a cable baby blanket.
she is also working on her community hours.

Donna is working on a baby blanket,

And Susan is working on a scarf.

These are some items from Nayana,

this bag is crocheted, and she did a great job at it.

Siobhan is working on a baby blanket.

Pat loves to make baby clothing, and now she is crocheting a blanket.

These are the baby clothing she love to knit or crochet.
I wish i could do these tinny things.

These are from Barb.

Here Liz shows one of her special mitts finished and one in progress.

And here she is showing her finish blanket.

Also lots of preemie hats.

All these preemie hats are from Ruth, a friend of Liz.

Thank you so much Ruth.

I would like to thank the members of Markham for your support and your donation. Finally we are able to expand to Stouffville.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Well the summer is over and cooler weather is here, and they say that we will be having a cold winter!! I did not predict this, so it is time to pick up those needles and hooks to work away at some thing warm for those in need. You can create any thing from a preemie hat to an afghan, we accept them all. Would you please help us out this year!
Here are some beautiful items from the Markham group.

I thought it was time to use up my fun fur stash.
Here a few scarves I made and a cotton shopping bag.

Madge with her great smile, showing a beautiful blanket, and some hats.

And Margaret with a lovely red and white blanket. And on the table some colourful sun hats.

From Jane, as usual a great blanket,
hats and scarves.

Here is Kaysi showing her fist crochet hat,
and knit scarf.

Our first tween, Helen is working on a scarf.

These are from Paramjeet, a baby blanket and a winter outfit. they are gorgeous!

This gorgeous blanket was made by Siobhan,

and a preemie hat.

Lots of baby sweaters and scarves from Pat,

and this beautiful blanket.

Pat also made this gorgeous adult sweater.

Well Barb, this is an amazing blanket.

And lots of hats.

Pat loves to make these little items,
and she dose a great job at them, she would like to finish a hat to go with it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Here are some of the many knitted items from Mary Gunn.

Preemie hats, kids mitts and an adult hat.

And here is a baby blanket,

Men's mitts, ladies hats

And here are some kids scarves, hats and mitts. beautiful colours.

More adult scarves, hats and mitts.
Thank you very much for your generous donation, from all the members of casting off the cold.

Well Bev and her cousin did it again, 17 hats and scarves for September.
Thank you for your good work and helping with our goal to have many hats and scarves for this winter.

And this sweater is from Maria,

here is one of her colourful blankets,

and another,

and another one. They are all so lovely!!
Thanks Maria, great work.

Friday, September 3, 2010


NEW FOR STOUFFVILLE!!!! Casting Off The Cold will be holding meetings for tweens, teens and adults at the Stouffville Library starting from the 19th of September 2010 from 1pm to 3pm. And on the third Sunday of every month at the same time, same place. There will be experience members on board to help you with your projects, and to teach the young one.
Any one is welcome to join, no fees require, all finish items will be donated to charity in York Region.
So grab your needles or hooks and some yarn,and come on down for an afternoon of knit/crochet and brag.
Please contact the Library to sign up.