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

Friday, October 7, 2011

Variety is the spice of Life

Variety is the spice of Life popped right into my head when I opened this box of wonderful goodies from our friend Suzy. Look at the variety of hat sizes and styles (17). I believe some are knitting on a loom (the red and gray ones top center?) some are crocheted top down in the round, one is knitted intarsia (black with design in the center). The scarf (2)with patches, nice and big, bright and cherry, solid stitches so it's good and warm. And a pair of mittens. Awesome work Suzi, thanks so much for your thoughtful donation. Keep up the good work.

**Speaking about Scarves, Will recheck the blog posts for the last month against my list (Sept 8th-through today), to see who's scarves qualify and post winner tomorrow. (5 inches wide and feet long qualify). Trying for more adult sized scarves (and teen), as we seem to get more for the younger set.

**Have you noticed a new section has been added for unidentified donations here on the blog?**

TIP....avoid white please with your donations

2011 Donations:

Scarves 317+2=319
Hats 614+17=631
Mitts 136+1=137
Socks 124
Squares 454
Rain Ponchos 80
Cotton Washcloths 309
Sweaters/Poncho's 7
Slippers 86
Afghans 33 (2 sent to our friends at Pine Street)
Misc Items I've not counted misc items like all the personal care items, the neck warmers, head bands or yarn.

Donations in que from: Bunny, Sherry K, Liz, Paula K, Sandy, Suzanne W, Nikki, Carol, Frank, Jenn, Jeanette J, Cheryl, AnneMarie, Sandy

October is mitten month
I've added November's focus to the working calendar, though details will follow. It will be The Jack Otis Memorial Month, it's a personal picture of homelessness and despair

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, great donation Suzy. I especially like the purple, gold, and white hat - Vikings colors for Minnesota. Although they're 0 and 4. Hoping they'll get a win this Sunday. Again, great job!

  2. What a wonderful donation that will help such a wide variety of people. Great job.

  3. Hooray - love that LOTS of sizes are covered and as usual - that red and gray combo is a WINNER!

  4. Good tip about avoiding white with donations for this population. Heck. I avoid white when making things for myself!

  5. Thanks for all the nice comments! Actually all are crocheted except the plain red and brown ones. I'm just a beginner with knitting.

  6. Thanks Suzy for clarifying your hats are crochet. You can click on name and url when you leave a comment and leave url empty, often anonymous comments end up in spam. Plus, we like to know who's come visiting.

  7. WOW!! Wonderful donation, Susy! My personal favorite is in the top left and appears to have cables. LOVE IT!! You say it is crochet?? I am so impressed! You have been one busy lady lately!


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Where are You and Your Yarn From?

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.

Additionally, we've had help from Scotland, England, Germany Puerto Rico, Canada, and France! They don't appear on the map, but their help is still greatly appreciated.

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