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: #16
Current: 17

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What Size are You Knitting or Crocheting?

What size you knitting or crocheting?  The hat you're working on to donate...what size is it?  Are you making an adult hat, a child's hat, a hat to fit a teen?  If you're following a pattern, you'll know immediately what size it's intended for; but I don't.  I used to try hats on when I opened a box of donations; not all hats, but those that you can clearly see aren't for a large male...I have a small head and if a hat fits me, it's generally good for a teen or a child.  That was my way of telling which bag to put it in.  I tried to separate and label bags for kids, female adults, or male adults.  That took time, and wasn't very exact; but ...that was before we grew so much.  I love that we've grown.  Growing has given as the ability here on Bridge and Beyond to help more people....and plenty need our help.  But....growth has made the above scenario impractical.

PLEASE, tag your hats with the size you made.  If you're one who doesn't use a pattern, what size do you think you're making?  Please keep in mind we do not collect or donate baby items.  We need adult sizing for both males and females, male and female teens, and male and female children's sizes.  There is a chart that might be helpful to you on the top of the blog...just click the hat tab.

Mittens, and slippers also need sizes.  Again, kids, teens, and adults both sexes. 

Let's take the guessing out of our donations.  If they come to me un-tagged...I guess what the size they look like...that's done again at the various shelters.  Most of the shelters are staffed with volunteers, who work limited hours.  If items are properly tagged they're able to get them in the hands of those in need quicker.

Please avoid pins (both straight and safety).  I've gotten stuck a few times, and would hate to think anyone at the other end might.  I do try and remove and replace them; but no doubt I've not gotten them all.  Tag with string or yarn and small paper tag.  No need to be fancy, just a plain white tag is dandy.  Some use those actual tags with string attach which work well, and a few have been creative and used their pinking sheers and or zigzag scissors from their scrapbook supplies to cut little squares...punch a hole and put yarn through..........either method works well.

Thank you. 

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. Definitely an important reminder for donations!

  2. I purchased those white tags from Staples recently....definitely handy. Just slip the string through the item you made and then push the tag through the string, pull it snug and its attached.

    I never thought before how difficult it would be for you. You need another pair of hands don't you??

  3. Thank you for the reminder on sizes. Sandy, you do stay very busy when you get the donations in. I want to thank you again for all the hard work you do.

  4. Thank you ladies for your visits, and your comments, and your understanding about why this is an issue. Much appreciate it, and your on going support.


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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?