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Our mission is to warm those in need through knitting, crocheting, looming and quilting. Our NEW hand made items provide hope to those living outdoors and those in temporary shelters. We provide for Men, Women, and Children in Central Ohio all year long. Specific details available by clicking item specific tabs, or the Who we Help Tab. If you have further questions, please contact me via the contact form. ALL DONATIONS MUST INCLUDE A NOTE WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS.



Goal: 36
Start: #19
Current: 20

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Potpourri Donation for the Homeless

knitted items for homelessThank you James for your ongoing support and warming the homeless here in Central Ohio with your fabulous donation. What a potpourri it is. 3 pairs of mittens, 3 cotton wash cloths, 1 pair of nice warm socks, 4 pairs of adorable slippers, 4 hats, and 2 scarves. You and your knitting needles have indeed been busy since your move. WOW! Everything is wonderful, but I'm particularly fond of the cute pair of slippers right in the middle of the picture...red-blue etc. Click folks to enlarge the picture so you can see what I'm referring to. Additionally, let you eyes travel up and down and see the pictures where I flipped over a slipper so you could see the bottom. James has added something that's non skid. Really need to know what that is, how you apply it, where you find it etc. etc. In other words James, we need all the details! Please share.

I'd also love to know what pattern you used for those slippers in the middle...the shape is especially nice. Can you pass along your pattern, and or link to the one you used?

Scarves 191+2=193
Mittens (gloves) 101+3=104
Socks 74+1=75
Slippers 37+4=41
Ghans 29 (2 went to Pine Street Earlier)

Squares 241
Sweaters 5
Ponchos 43
Cotton Washcloths 4+3=7

**Scarves are the focus for this month of May, cotton washcloths will be next months focus in June. Take a look at the working calendar added to the tab across the top of the blog for on going monthly focuses.

***Comment contest runs til June 15th, get involved. The more you comment the greater your chance to win a fun $40.00 shopping spree at JoAnns.

****Are you listed with the state you're from on the blogging list? If not, please leave a comment and let me know what state you're from so I can add it to the map. Are you listed on the non blogging list, but are now blogging? Send me your url so I can switch which list you appear on, AND add your state. Didn't know we had a map showing where all the big heart knitters, crocheters, and loomers who donate come from? Scroll to the bottom of the blog and check it out

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!


  1. WOW!!! WONDERFUL donation!!
    YES!! details please!!!
    What great work!

  2. What a bunch of great items! I am also looking forward to finding out what is used on the bottom of the slippers. I've always been a bit concerned at how slippery they can be. I especially like the scarf and hat on the left and the red and white mittens. Good work.

  3. Variety is the spice of life. Great stuff -- and I am always intruigued with our men knitters. I'd love to get some yarn in my husband's hands instead of the TV clicker!! Grteat work, Mr. Knitter! Is there ever a day when you don't get a fun box to open, Sandy?
    Sandie in FL

  4. A great donation! I am also curious about the non-skid stuff. I'll keep checking back for James' reply :)

  5. What a fabulous donation! Thank you James for all your hard (fun too) work! You are a wonderful knitter! Please do share the slipper pattern along with info about the non skid stuff!

  6. You rock James!!! Love your work.

  7. Lovely donation. Glad to have found this cause!

  8. I THINK I've seen non-skid stuff to spray on those slipper bottoms, but not sure. Maybe look at a site that has things for handicapped or senior folks. I wonder how the stuff you put under rugs , sewn on, might work? And welcome, CrochetBlogger -- this is a lovely friendly group.
    Beginning to feel the burn in Florida -- Sandie

  9. The non-skid stuff on the bottom is called Plasti Dip and you can find it at Home Depot (or other such places.) Look for it in the paint section of the store. You apply it with a wooden stick, or plastic knife, or something - directions on the can are for dipping the end of a tool into the can, but it's pretty easy to figure out how to paint it onto the bottom of slippers. When you get it all over your hands - don't worry! It washes off easily.

    I deliberately left the non-skid off the slippers for the young child size - as at that age sliding in slippers is all part of the point!

    The pattern for the slippers in the middle is the same one I shared before, I just changed yarns at certain times of the pattern. It's Nola's Slipper pattern and it is very easy to adapt to other sizes by changing the thickness of the yarn and needle size.

    Thanks all!

  10. Thanks all for the visits, and comments, thanks James for all the good info. Next question is does the non skid stay on after the slipper is laundered?

  11. I've heard of, but not tried using puff paint (fabric paint) for non-skid applications. It wouldn't wash out,but not sure how cost-effective it would be.

  12. pmsflowerlady, had forgotten I read that somewhere along the line too. Thanks for jogging my memory.

  13. Way to go, James! Your knitting is wonderful and you are so right about the slippers for children. They do love to run and slide in them.


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