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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Homemade Items for The Homeless

knitted hats and personal care items for homelessOur friend Yvonne has once again donated, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and 3 lovely warm knitted hats! Hats as always are so nicely done, great colors, soft, thick and warm. Many thanks Yvonne for your skillful hands and your ongoing support. We truly appreciate you, as do the homeless here in Ohio that you donate too.

**From now until October 8, one month from today 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 a 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. ** After all, scarves are our highlighted item for September so this seems to make good sense.

2011 Donations:

Scarves 284
Hats 557+3=560
Mitts 133
Socks 101
Squares 420
Rain Ponchos 60
Cotton Washcloths 280
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!

7 comments:

  1. I'm afraid I'm not a knitter, but I'm thinking maybe I could get some socks. Our local Garage Sale here in Warrensburg, NY attracts a lot of regular vendors as well. There are always some selling new socks.

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  2. Those are some great looking hats. I really like the bottom of the green one, do you know what kind of stitch that is? It looks sort of like a seed stitch but I can't zoom in close enough to get a good look. I like the red one a lot too, the ribbing looks great.

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  3. Really REALLY love these hats! I would love to have these patterns. The colors are so nice for the fall weather. GREAT JOB, Yvonne! Keep you needles flying!

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  4. I've just started to learn the art of crochet in the last year. I was surfing the net looking for a charity to help out in my area when I came across your blog. After reading through it, I must say I can feel so much love flowing from this place! I am putting a plan in motion to help the homeless in my area. Thank you so much for your Inspiration! I will add your badge to my blog today :) Peace & Love....& Great Hats Yvonne!

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  5. Wow everyone thanks for the nice comments. I believe the bottom of the green hat is just garter stitch for about 8 rows and then I did stockinette stitch for the rest. I use chunky yarn or worsted doubled and size 10 or 11 needles. I've never used circulars so the hats are all knit flat and seamed. Keep up the good work everyone.

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  6. LOVE the hats! They look very warm. WooHoo on another contest! Let's keep our needles and hooks flying and surprise Sandy with some fiberlove!

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  7. Mary Ann, known of us knit socks, the store bought ones are what we collect for this cause. Sorry if notes confused you.

    Brandie, thanks so much for the visit, glad we've been able to inspire you. Thanks for adding our badge, much appreciate it. I'll hope over to your blog as well and be glad to do the same.

    Thanks all for the visits, the nice comments, encouraging each other....awesome

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