Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Holidays!

We would like to thank everyone who has been involved with Casting Off the Cold during this past year for your dedication to this cause. We could not have made the donations we did without all your help.  Volunteer crafting, even when sitting at home to knit and crochet, takes time and talent, and we appreciate all of the work that our members put in throughout the year to make sure we have comforting items to donate before winter. You are the best!! Our Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018 for you and your loved ones. We look forward to seeing all of you next year.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Thanks Anne for all these beautiful hats for the homeless. We will try and match them up with scarves so they can have a set. 36 hats in all.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


At the last meeting for this year, two new members joined the group.Here we having tea and cookies and every one having a great time.

Here is a hat and scarf set from Joan,

and this lovely blanket.

And from Barb a few hats and cowls.

As always from Christine five beautiful blankets.

Mary crocheted this amazing blanket. I love the colours.

Hats from Debbie on of the new members.

and this lovely blanket.

From Lynn two beautiful blankets.

Hat and scarf from Madge,

Hat and scarf from Sally,

and a blanket.
Thanks again ladies for another year. many,many thanks.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Amica at Unionville group donation

The ladies in our Amica at Unionville group have been busy, although the group is very small. Here are all the donations from September and October. We only have a couple of regular members, but they really enjoy getting together to knit and talk about their work and their lives.

We will have one more meeting in November and then break until after the holiday season.

We've been concentrating on hats and scarves recently, but in the new year we will be making more toddler sized blankets and winter woollies for that age group. Here are the photos of our recent donations:

Thanks so much, ladies!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


This was our last delivery for this winter. Here I am at the Pregnancy Centre, dropped off three large bags of baby blankets, hats and jackets. 
Sharon was very happy to see us again.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


We finally delivered more donations on October 26. Tow bags of hat and scarf set and throws to ( 360 KIDS )

here we are at KARSMAN CENTRE and they received one large of hat and scarf set for their out reach program.

At the Yellow Brick house we dropped off three large bags of baby items and hat and scarf sets for the moms.
Another good feeling leaving all three places, just knowing that you have done your best to help those in need.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Monica and I delivered four large bags of baby items to ROSE OF SHARON yesterday. As you can see they were very appreciated for the war knitted/ crochet items to make up hampers for Christmas.

At the WOMEN'S CENTRE we delivered three large bags of baby and lots of hat and scarf set for the women. We hope that were able to give them enough warm items for this winter. It was such a good feeling to see how much they appreciated what we had for them.
Hopefully next year we will be able to donate more to both organization.

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Jennifer dropped off 13 beautiful baby blankets for donation today, just in time for me to finnish packing the bags. Beautiful colours and sizes. Thank you so much Jennifer.

And from Beth from the Stouffville group, these three blankets.

Thanks again ladies for your wonderful work.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

      CASTING OFF THE COLD  will be collecting chemo hats for ( HATS FOR HOPE - MELISSA NICHOLS )
in the future. So if you are interested in donating chemo hat, all we ask is that you use very soft cotton yarn and the size will be for children to adults. These hats will be going to patients with brain cancer. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Monday, October 16, 2017


Here are some beautiful items from Pat a friend of Kathy
Head bands

Beautiful neck warmer

and some baby hats.

And from Marg from Markham, hats for the hoildays,

a couple of baby blankets.

Here is this cute baby jacket from Pat.

From Nicole, these two blankets,

a hat and neck warmer,

another blanket from Nicole, love the colours

Here is a lovely blanket from Christine.

Another blanket from Nicole.

More from Christine, 4 baby blankets.

And from me these two hat and scarf sets.

Thanks to all of you for making this year another great one.