Tuesday, March 22, 2016


This is such a beautiful pattern for an afghan, Madge crocheted. I love it!! 

Now from my Stouffville knit/crochet machine Beth, is this lovely baby blanket, I think she used hdc ch 1 for this pattern.

This one, I cannot remember the stitch she used.

and another blanket from Beth. Chevron Pattern, beautiful!!

Here is one of her afghans for 360 Kids. Gorgeous!!

And another one using SC ch 1 pattern. This pattern works up pretty fast. I will be trying it soon! Beth you are amazing!!

Marg has been making receiving blankets for us, this one is of little turtles. So cute.
 This one also has animals on it.Very cute.

From Christine, this beautiful afghan for 360 Kids.

Here are a few sweaters from Kathy, love this, adorable!!

Kathy loves knitting little items and she does such a great job at them. Lovely!!

A surprise visit from Janet, and here is this lovely pullover she knitted.

This is my forth afghan and I used the SC spike stitch for this one, it also worked up pretty fast.

Here is one of my crazy stitch blankets and this stitch works up fast too!! That's why I love crocheting baby blankets using this stitch. I also tried the granny stitch border that I found on ravelry. I am working on another one right now, so it will be for the Markham meeting.

The next 8 beautiful blankets are from Hazel from Stouffville.

This is an interesting pattern!

This is a diamond stitch with what looks like a ball in the middle of the diamond.

These two blankets, I am sure was a lot of work. Great job Hazel!!

Another interesting pattern.

Beautiful set.

Another beautiful pattern. Thank you so much Hazel!
Well I thought this was a great day for receiving so many items. Thank you all for the great job you do every year. Keep up the good work!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


 Her we are at the Cedarcrest Manor meeting with the senior's group there. They meet once a week knitting and crocheting lots of great stuff for Casting off the Cold. I have to say that the Markham group really enjoyed meeting these ladies and had a lot of fun being there, so would prefer to meet there. So if you are interested in joining us you can contact me at castingoffthecold@gmail.com.
As you can see in the first two pictures every one enjoying a cup of tea and cookies.

Serious busy in this photo, Madge teaching some one to left hand knit.

All these hats are from Joan and Joan loves pom poms. Beautiful hats.

Here are a variety of items from Barb, lovely.

Kids hat and mitt set from Lynn,

Lynn love to knit up sweaters and add a T shirt for a finish look. I love this idea.

Also from Lynn this lovely blanket.

And this one too!!

More hats from Joan,

Hat and scarf sets from Joan,

and this crocheted blanket.

These are some beautiful hat and scarf set from Christine,

And another dish cloth blanket from Christine.

Christine loves knitting these up, she said it works up pretty fast.

Here is an afghan Nayana made, beautiful!

This one is my third afghan for  ( 360 Kids ) I am on my forth.
Well as always, I have to thank you all for such beautiful work and for your time.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Hello every one, we are looking for new members for the Stouffville group. you are welcome to join us any time, on the third Sunday of each month from 1pm-3pm. You can contact me at castingoffthecold@gmail.com any time. 
This year we are making afghans for Pathways now ( 360 Kids ) 25 in all and I think we will make our quota, in time for this fall. By the way, we still need lots of baby blankets, all sizes for the other charities we donate to.If you would like to help out and cannot make it to the meetings, all you have to do, is make some thing and drop off at one of our drop off point. Or contact me to make arrangement for pick up or drop off at my place.

Now here are some items fro the members, these hats were donated by a donor from Stouffville and Beth made up scarves to match them. How lucky she had the colours to match!! Good job Beth.

Christine also matched scarves for these two hats.

An afghan from Christine. Great colours.

And from Marg, scarves to match the hats that we donated. What a great idea ladies.

Baby blanket from Marg. The pattern is-- knit heir loom baby blanket.

Beautiful afghan from Beth.

And this one also, she used the sand stitch pattern for this one. It is a great look.
Many thanks ladies for your great work and your time.