Thursday, August 25, 2011


Here we are at the Stouffville library on a week day for the first time. Anne wanted us to be there, since the Deputy Minister was going to visit the library on Wednesday August 24th.
Every one had a great time chatting with people walking by and showing off the beautiful items they made.
I think this will give us a lot more exposure in the Stouffville community. Well here are some stuff to show you.

This blanket I used scraps, lots of colours and i love the way it turned out.

These two hats were donated by Leigh, a new member, who will be joining us soon.
Thank you very much Leigh!

Here is Sophia, showing off her baby blanket.
And a baby jacket on the table.

Ulrika is crocheting up some shopping bags for us to use for our fundraiser.
they are all so beautiful!

These are some squares that were donated to us and Ulrika put them together into a lovely blanket.

Here is a scarf from Ulrika.

Lovely hat from Sue.

Sue said that this blanket took here a long time to do. It was done in strips and then put together. Great job Sue!

Here are a few hat and mitt sets from Kathy. Very soft and warm.
They are beautiful!

Anne crocheted a first baby blanket, it turned out great!

and a gorgeous kid's Afghan,

Here are some baby blankets and sweaters from Loraine. A lady at Liz's knitting class.

They are all very beautiful, great work.

Some more sweaters.

Now these were crocheted by a new member Melanie and she is learning to crochet from the book, crochet for dummies.
Well i have to tell you, she is doing a great job at it.

She donated four baby blankets.

Great job Melanie!

These two blanket also from Loraine.

Well done very one and thank you for all you great work.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Considering the HOT, HOT weather we have been having, we have received quite a bit of cold weather items. It is so good to see that you all are thinking of those in need for the winter to come. I don't want to think of the cold weather at the moment, because I am enjoying this beautiful summer we are having and I hope you are having a great summer too!

Casting off The Cold is looking for new members to join our online group. Please feel free to contact us for more info. Also every one is welcome to join in, at any of our regular meetings, in Stouffville and Markham. You can check the calender on our website for the time and place for all our meetings. So drop by and bring your needles or hooks and yarn and help make a difference for those in need, for the York Region Shelters and the Homeless.

Last year there was a greater need for blankets and Afghans. We have made our quote for Afghans for this winter, but in great need for baby and kids blankets. So we are hoping by the end of September we will receive a lot more blankets. So please help!

This beautiful Afghan is from Erma
and she come down from Trenton to Markham,
to drop off what ever she makes in between her visit to Markham.

Here are a few preemie hat from her,

also four beautiful preemie blankets,

two baby blankets

and a large sweater for our outreach program.
Thank you so much Erma for your contribution.

These lovely baby blankets are from Christine.

if you would like to see the pattern close up, just click on the pattern.

Here is another.

And from Barb, a baby jacket, just beautiful!

Monica used up some of her scraps to make this blanket
and it turned out great!

Here she is showing a gorgeous blanket she made to give as a gift for some one in her family.

Thank you all for you wonderful donations and have a safe and healthy August.