Sunday, December 16, 2018

Amica Unionville December meeting

Our final meeting for the year at Amica Unionville was a great success! All of our regular members were there for a great meeting. Thanks ladies for all of your donations at this meeting and throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

Another lovely baby blanket from Muriel

A baby blanket and hat from Barbara

A lovely lacy shawl from Cathy

Hat and scarves from Cathy in some great patterns
and colours

A few more scarves from Cathy in different

Another scarf and funnel from Cathy, and a cute pair of
baby booties from Lillian

Two hat and scarf sets from Christine

Hats from Monica to go with some of the scarves

Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Holidays to All!

Now that the Holiday Season is upon us, we would like to sincerely thank everyone who has crafted and donated to Casting Off the Cold all year. Your time and talent are certainly appreciated, not only by us but also by the recipients of the lovely articles we give. When we dropped off our donations to the agencies in October, each one was so thrilled to get the hats, scarves, blankets and clothing, and many of the people we saw could not believe how talented our group of knitters is. They were so happy to be able to pass them on to the young adults, young mothers with babies and small children, and others who would benefit from wearing and using them, and wanted you to know that they are very much appreciated by everyone who receives them.

Thank you all so much, once again, for taking the time to knit and crochet for us. We wish you all a joyous Holiday Season with your families and a healthy, happy New Year.  See you in January!!

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Here are some scarves from Kim, nice and soft to keep some one warm.

Lots of scarves from Karen, beautiful!

And some crochet hats. Great job Karen.
Thank you both for a good start this winter.

Monday, November 5, 2018


This was our last meeting for 2018, so we will be meeting in January 2019. We hope to see some new faces, so drop by and make some new friends.

Crochet hat and scarf set from Debbie. Beautiful!

 From Madge, this beautiful blanket. She used the sideways stitch. Looks great Madge.

Candy blanket from Sally.
Thanks to everyone.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Amica at Unionville November meeting

Here is the donation from the ladies at Amica at Unionville for November. Thanks so much ladies for your wonderful work!

From Muriel, a beautiful fluffy blanket:

From Monica, a couple of hats, a headband and neckwarmer to go with some other pieces donated previously;

and a crocheted headband and cowl:

 A hat and cowl set and a funnel cowl and headband combo, also from Monica.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Here we are at 306 KIDS, and a couple of the staff and I are showing some of the items from Casting off the Cold. We donated over 25 Afghans , many hat and scarf sets, cowls and mitts.

At the Pregnancy Centre, in Markham, Janice and I are showing Blankets and baby hats, that were donated by casting off the Cold.

I am happy to say that we were able to give some hat and scarf sets for the moms. This year we concentrated on lots of baby items for our local organizations. Lots of blankets, all sizes.

Here at the Yellow Brick House, Lots of baby items, blankets, hat and scarf sets, mitts and kids jackets. Monica and one of the staff are showing some of the items.

To all of our members, online donors. I would like to thank you so much for working all year to make this happen. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Monday, October 29, 2018


As you all know  it is cold, so we thought it would be best to hand out the goods now to keep those in need warm this winter.  
Dropped off this bag of hats for (HATS FOR HOPE ) at the tea shop on Markham road last week.

Here we are at the WOMEN'S CENTRE IN NEWMARKET. Liora and Monica showing some of the items we donated.

 Also at ROSE OF SHARON  IN NEWMARKET, Jill and Monica showing some beautifull baby items from Casting off the Cold.

Here at the Krasman Centre we dropped lots of hat and scarf set for the homeless.

Our next drop off is Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


I just received this awesome donation from Diane from Oakville. 
Diane has covers every one this winter. From adults to babies. Great job Diane and thank you so much for your support.

13 baby blankets, all beautiful.

Two mermaid blankets

Men's hat and scarf sets.

Women's slouches and cowls.

Girl's hats.

Women messy bun hats and neck warmers.

Messy bun hats.

Boy's hats.

Girl's head bands.

Monday, October 22, 2018


This was our last meeting for this year and we will meet up in January  2019. So please drop by and enjoy a lovely afternoon and mkae new friends.

WOW, so many beautiful items received at the Stouffville. meeting on Sunday. The first 8 photos are from an unknown donor. Thank you much the beautiful baby items.

The next 6 items are from Janice. Beautiful work Janice.

From Hazel, 9 gorgeous baby blankets. Thank you so much Hazel.

Hats from Pat.

This year Kathy has knitted some interesting baby jackets. she handed in 7 jackets and they are all so adorable!! Thanks you Kathy.

One of Beth's beautiful blankets.

From Marg, 2 gorgeous blankets and a couple of hat and scarf sets. Thanks Marg.

Thanks again to all our members, for your support.