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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: #16
Current: 17

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Scarves, May's Focus

crocheted scarvesThree wonderful crocheted scarves to help towards our May focus of scarves from Paula in Missouri. Thank you Paula! These scarves are fabulous, they are nice and big for our men and color appropriate for them too. Very soft and warm, nice tight stitches. I think from looking she might have used hdc? Or are they sc? I'm not sure. Love the look of them being made lengthwise. How many did you chain, Paula?

I know it's May, and that means it's Spring and many of you may be wondering why we're still busy knitting and crocheting and asking for warm things. It's still Cold, and wet here in Central Ohio. Yesterday's temperatures were barely in the 40's, but according to the temperature index it felt 34, that's only 2 degress above freezing. It's still plenty cold. It's still raining almost daily, damp and cold people still need warmth, and will for probably awhile despite some sun here and there...So, please keep up your efforts, they are needed and appreciated.

When the weather does truly break we'll continue to sort and store and be ready when it turns ugly again, generally it does quickly and unexpectly.

I've added a calendar, a working calendar to the tab area across the top of the blog to aid those who like to know what we've done, and what we'll be doing, focus wise.

I've announced an extension of the comment contest for several reasons (being out of town, and blogger being out of commission for a couple of days). If you're not yet up to speed, please click on the badge in the side bar, or the tab across the top. You can't win, if you don't enter. To enter you must leave a comment to that effect on the contest page. Amy, Linda, and Karen are you in? I've kept track of your other comments; but was unsure if you wanted in since you didn't leave word there.

Whenever I'm out of town, my neighbor brings your donations in, so not to worry. However, my letting you know they've been received will be delayed.

Scarves 188+3=191
Mittens (gloves) 66
Socks 74
Slippers 37
Ghans 29 (2 went to Pine Street Earlier)

Squares 241
Sweaters 5
Ponchos 43
Cotton Washcloths 4

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. What a handsome donation! Thanks so much, Paula and keep you hook flying!!

  2. Thos are just stunning. Perfect for the men! And so thoughtful - shout out Paula!

  3. Those are WONDERFUL!! Great work!

  4. very fashionable colors for all. Nice work... Sandie in FL

  5. very fashionable colors for all. Nice work... Sandie in FL

  6. I love these colors and they do look warm. Our weather here in ND has been much wetter and colder than normal also.

  7. Thanks ladies for all the nice comments and your visits.

  8. Thanks for the compliments! I chained 200 stitches to start; used a size K crochet hook, and yes, it is all done in hdc. I had an uncle who took up crocheting when he retired so he could stay awake in the evening while watching T.V. Then, he was able to sleep when he went to bed. I'm following in his footsteps.

  9. Great feedback Harvest, thanks, appreciate it. They are such a nice length I wondered about the chain and have made myself a note.

    Cute story about your uncle

  10. Wondering what yarn Paula used for her men's scarves? They are great! Thanks.

  11. The yarn is Red Heart "Super Saver" 100% acrylic, made in the U.S.A., albeit from imported fibers. I always try to buy "made in the U.S.A." yarn if at all possible; that's why I gave up using Vanna's yarn--it isn't.

  12. Thanks Harvest for popping back in to post about the yarn!

  13. The working calendar is great! Thanks for putting that up.

  14. The scarves are great! And yes Sandy, I want to be in your contest.

  15. Good good Karen, you should hop over the contest thread and leave a comment, though I marked you down

  16. Glad you saw it James, and liked it...

  17. Red Heart is my favorite yarn...might try this pattern

  18. go for it Patty, they are really nice scarves, soft too

  19. Great scarves, they look nice and warm!

    Sandy---love the calendar feature you added, it'll be so easy to see what the focus projects are!


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