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

Monday, November 21, 2011

Seven Sensational Hats Donated

Day 21 of Jack Otis Memorial Month

Seven Sensational Hats knitted and donated from Shirley's skillful hands. The beauty of knitted ribbed hats is the variety of heads they'll fit. Ribbing is particularly stretchy. A nice variety of colors and designs too. Check out the cute barets! Very nice details Shirley. Many thanks for your thoughtful donation. It is greatly appreciated. Shirley is from the state up north, Michigan. She's our newest pair of helping hands. Wonderful to have you join us in helping Ohio's homeless. Hope to see you soon and often here around Bridge and Beyond.

2011 Donations:

Scarves 382
Hats 853+7=860
Mittens 211
Socks 258
Squares 551
Rain Ponchos 146
Cotton Washcloths 338
Sweaters/Poncho's 9
Slippers 95
Afghans 43 (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 etc.

**Please avoid white yarn when knitting and crocheting, as it shows dirt too easily.
Please avoid knotting and cutting your yarn, always leave tails of several inches and work them into your item to avoid fraying.
Please avoid open light airy stitches. Lacy stitches aren't as warm as solid stitches. V stitches in crocheting can be too open if you like doing the V-stitch, avoid using the sc's in between and simply put your 2 dc's inside the previous row of 2dc. It still makes a V appearance but isn't as open....AND if you use a smaller hook that also helps lessen the lacy effect.

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. These are great, Shirley. Love them.

  2. What a wonderful, warm donation! The hats look great!


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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?