Mission Statement

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

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hats, and ponchos, and Socks Oh My !

**Made correction on this post about yarn
My apologize, apparently mixed up 2 notes of ladies who donated yarn. Have corrected it to be Beth, many thanks Beth.

crochet hatI love love love this hat. Isn't it darling! Such a pretty color and the design with the wee bit of white, some young lady/teen girl/young adult is going to be thrilled. Not only will she be warm, she'll be styling. Had to show you a close up of this hat. With a little reminder, all photo's are clickable to see them larger, see them in more detail. This hat comes from our friend AnneMarie in New York. Can you share a link for the pattern to this hat? I'm wanting to add some items to our pattern page and think this would be an excellent one to add. Nice and warm, solid stitching etc.
donation for homelessHere is AnneMarie's full donation. All the hats (15) are awesome, and you can see the pattern I liked so well above is repeated in the blueish one on the bottom of the picture. Some of these hats are crochet, and I think a few are knit? The cable hats? Did you knit or crochet those?

6 pair of socks, as you know we can't get too many of those. Cold wet feet make everyone miserable, so our warm dry socks are always well received. AND 10 double packs or rain poncho's.....Nice!

Many thanks AnneMarie for your thoughtful donation and continued support.

**September is Scarf Month, and we're having another contest.
From now until October 8, I'll toss names into a hat for everyone who donates a scarf for a teen or adult...male or female. Feeling like we need to bump those numbers a bit and will draw the winning name from the hat and send out another box of yarn. Contests are fun. We've had several fun, productive, and successful contests. Every scarf donated for a teen or adult (at least 5 inches wide and 5 feet or longer please), will qualify. **

2011 Donations:

Scarves 284
Hats 561+15=576
Mitts 133
Socks 109+6=115
Squares 420
Rain Ponchos 60+20=80
Cotton Washcloths 305
Sweaters/Poncho's 6
Slippers 86
Afghans 33 (2 sent to our friends at Pine Street)

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!!!! What a GREAT donation, Anne Marie!!! I especially love the cabled hat. I haven't tried my hand at cables yet, but I sure would love to try. I need a more experienced knitter next to me when I do. This donation is sure to make LOTS of folks warmer and happier! Way to go!!

  2. I hear ya on the experienced knitter and cables Sally. Learning to do cables is on my goals list for the year. Too bad we can't sit together each on one side of this more experienced knitter to learn. lol Though I keep wondering if the hats aren't knit? First thought they were, and am now wondering if they're crocheted with triple front and back posts etc.??

  3. What a grrrrreat donation! I'm always impressed by how other donors always seem so spot-on with what's needed! It reminds me to pay more attention to the tally @ the bottom of the posts. AnneMarie you sure have been busy!

  4. BTW - cables are EASY - check out the Ravelry pattern for Palindrome - it's what I started on and it's easy-peasy!

  5. What awesome hats. I'm not at that knitting level either where I've even attempted cables. Someday when I have some time to sit and concentrate. Your donation is great.

  6. psmflowerlady and Yvonne thanks for the visits and comments...much appreciated.

    psmflowerlady, you just said some magic words to my ears...easy-peasy...I made note of the pattern and plan to check it out before the days over...thanks!

  7. Love the white touches on that beautiful hat!


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I'm trying to identify where everyone is from, partially for fun. Take a look at the map. Also, believe it will aid me in cases where we have several people with the same name. Please look at the lists of bloggers and non bloggers and see if I have the state you hail from. If not, please leave a comment and let me know.

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Where The People Who Donate Come From, is your state represented?