Thursday, January 31, 2013


Lots more blankets from Erma, one of our online members.
This is a beautiful creation using up your scraps. Looks great Erma.

Here is a bereavement blanket,

and another one, also can be used as a preemie blanket.

This is a lovely cable blanket, sorry the picture isn't clear.

A hoody blanket, I love the pattern.
Thank you Erma for your lovely work.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Here every one, we are looking for new members to join casting off the cold. Both Stouffville and Markham groups. Just to let every one know, there is no members fee all we ask is for you to knit or crochet warm clothing for those in need. Also we don't  provide yarn, so you will have to use your own. Imaging being on the street on a week like this, as the weather changed to freezing cold and hoping to have some thing to keep you warm. All I am saying is that it does not take a lot to help. 

Here are some cowls to keep the neck warm.

I finally I finished the Pooh blanket, it will fit a kids bed. Pat a Stouffville member, already made all of these blankets from the Disney book. This is the first for me and I love it!

Lapghan from Christine,

this blanket Christine used the star stitch.

Hat and scarf set from Monica.

And from Margaret a girl's blanket and hat.
This is a good start for 2013, thank you all.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Happy New Year everyone, hope you all had a great 2012 and all the best for 2013. It was an amazing year for Casting off the Cold, thanks to all our online members and the group for doing their very best so we can make our goal. We donated over 2000 items this year and I am sure we can top that for 2013.
On that note we are looking for new members for both the Markham and Stouffville groups. You can join our online group or meet with us have some fun, learn a new craft and make something warm for someone in need. Please contact Sally, at 
This year I have spent a lot of time looking for new projects and stitches to share with you. I found this pattern and you start the pattern with a no chain foundation double stitch. I had no idea how to do this, so I searched and found a tutorial on You Tube. If you are going to give this a try, you will not go back to the regular chain foundation row. Wish you luck with it and have fun. 

This blanket pattern I found on pinterest  and could not wait to try it. It is three D and very easy to follow once you get the hang of it. It is call the Afton's Afghan.

The cup cake baby blanket, love this and I also found this on pinterest.

This a shell stitch pattern, easy and always a good one.

From Marianne, some lovely hat and scarf sets.

A few cowls from me.

Lots of hat and scarf sets from Monica,

more hat and scarf sets,

and a beautiful blanket.

 Some very nice hat and scarf sets from Margaret.

Hats and scarves from Sharon.

As always from Christine lots of hat and scarf sets,

and a lovely baby blanket.

Very warm scarf from Nayana.

This is an amazing design for a blanket, I love it Barb.

Barb knitted this large Afghan, it is just beautiful.

Jane this is a lovely hat and scarf and love the cowl.

From Madge cowls and hat.

And from the senior knitting group, this beautiful Afghan.

These were dropped off at Mary's Yarn in Unionville over the Holidays, and just found who they came from.
Sorry Pat, that I did not see them until now. They will be donated to the Pregnancy Centre soon.

Many, many thanks to all of you for such great work and you time. Happy knitting/ crocheting.