Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hello every one, it is getting close to our donation month and we are asking very one out there to support  us for a good cause. Every one at casting off the cold is working diligently knitting/crocheting just so we can make our goal for this year. 
A few hats and scarves, a blanket, an afghan or a baby out fit will help us a great deal.  So thing of those who will need it most in the winter. I know that weather is pretty warm at the moment and it is very hard to think of warm clothing. But if we don't get cracking now, we will not have enough goods to distribute to all the charities we donate to. 
Have look at all the beautiful items we have donated in the past years and we would like to continue this for many year to come. And just to let you know that they are greatly appreciated by those who receive them.
Now here are a few items from the Stouffville meeting.
This baby blanket was knitted by Ulrika, made for a friend.

Close up.

And from our knitting machine Christine, lots of hat and scarf set. And we need a lot.

This blanket is from Jane.

A beautiful blanket from Sue.

A hat and scarf set from Sue.

Between Billie and Christine I don't know  who is going to be our knitting machine. looks like a tough call.  Lots of scarves from Billie,

and a baby outfit,

a sweater,

and more scarves. Way to go Billie.
Now the next two pics are from the youths at the Immigrant youth center in Markham.
They are learning to knit/crochet and I think they did a wonderful job for beginners.

Also here is a new twist to fleece scarves. Great colours and well done. Thanks to all of you who donated these items.
As always thank you ladies for a great job and for taking time to help out for a great cause. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Markham August Meeting.

Well as you all know that summer is coming to an end and we will be thinking of getting ready to put all those huge bags together for donation in the fall. I don't think we have reach our goal this year so we are asking for your help. If you are a knitter/ Crocheter and would like to help us, we need hats and scarves for adults.
Please contact if you would like us to pick or to drop any items. 

Here is a wonderful baby blanket from Erma from Trenton 
 And a few bereavement  blankets also from Erma.

 Another. Thank you so much Erma.
From Margaret some beautiful hats and a scarf and hat set.

Margaret said that she was given a few squares and used two of them to make up the Afghan. Looks great!
Here are a couple of blankets from Marianne. This one you cannot see the stitch very well, but it is amazing.
And this one too!
Here is a hat and scarf set from Marianne.
And from Monica, a hat and scarf set.
Monica knitted this wonderful blanket, which she made for a gift to some one. There is a lot of work in this blanket and i am sure it took some time to do. Great job Monica.
Well as usual from Christine, lots of hat and scarf set for adults, and lots more to come she said.
Also from Christine this beautiful Afghan in many colours, I love it.
Two great looking hat and scarf sets from Jane.
And from Barb, a couple of hats.
Well I did not here the end of this yarn, but you did a great job Madge. I am sure these hats and carves will keep some one very warm this winter.
Here is an amazing blanket from Madge.
More of that yarn! a lapghan
and another one also from Madge.
From Sophie a beautiful hat and scarf set.
From Ulrika, a beautiful blanket,
and this one she crocheted fro a friend and wanted to show you how it turned out. It is the basket weave stitch. Great job Ulrika!
And there is another, beautiful,
and another,

also some hat and scarf sets.
Leigh joined us at the Markham meeting and to my surprise she had a bag full of blankets to donate. All these were done by a friend of hers, that Leigh purchased from her to donate to us. thank you so much Leigh.
Tammy Arboite from ( Midland Ont)  great work Tammy.

 twelve blanket from Leigh.
Thank you all for your great work and the time to take to make them. We couldn't do this with out.