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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

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hats, Scarves, Slippers and More to Aid Cold Homeless

Thank you Sheelagh S for this beautiful stained glass window style afghan.  Please click to enlarge folks so you can see the details.  Not only is it colorful, but it has nice texture, dimension to it.  Sheelagh found this pattern in "50 Sensational Crochet Afghans & Throw" in case any of you want to give it a go.    This wonderful lapghan will surely put a smile on someone's face while it keeps them warm.  Awesome work Sheelagh!

Sheelagh has been very busy!  She's crocheted and donated slippers, hats, and a poncho in addition to the lovely lapghan above.  I had to stand back to get everything in the photo soooooooooo

wanted you to see the detail in the poncho, I've cropped it for you.  Isn't this a wonderful design!  It's nice and thick will be very warm for the lucky recipient.  Love the colors as well.
She made some keyhold scarves also, indicating she didn't quite have enough yarn to make full length scarves.  What an awesome idea!  I wanted to share a close up.  If you've not seen this style scarf before it has a slit, something like a button hold (only larger), where the scarf slides into itself which compensates nicely when it might otherwise be too short to wrap around and secure.  Great idea.

People always enjoy looking at new or different patterns, so am including the pattern she used for her hats in case any of you are looking for a new pattern.  Click HERE.  I'll be adding this to our hat tab across the top of the blog.  It's a well written pattern, sized wonderfully, is stretchy which makes it fit more heads, and is nice and warm with tight closed stitches...AND it has a brim!  Awesome Pattern, thanks for sharing this.

Please keep up the good work Sheelagh.

It's March, and that means our focus is Men.  Things needed for men, darks, solids, sturdy be that hats, scarves, mittens, or slippers.  This winter is far from over.  Though I am excited it's staying light a bit later; the temps are still frigid and as the writing of this scheduled post, I managed one token day without snow in my yard .......short lived reprieve, as it snowed again and next comes the freezing rain.  

2014 Donations:
Hats: 144+3=147
Socks: 6
Afghans: 10+1=11
Slippers: 20+1=21
Rain Ponchos: 
Mitten: 9
Cotton Washcloths: 56
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts etc. : 1

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.


  1. marj in minnesotaMarch 4, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Sheelagh, your work is fantastic, You should be working in a yarn shop somewhere selling your beautiful items. Thank you for donating them to the Ohio Homeless. They are out of this world, and I am sorry but you are making the rest of us jealous with your talent. Thank you so much for your kind heart and beautiful gifts. You are truly appreciated.

  2. Wonderful donation Sheelagh! I love those items.

  3. Sally B. from NJMarch 5, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    I have one word for this donation Sheelagh.......AWESOME!! I can tell your hook has been flying! Or perhaps you haven't been sleeping much?!? Thank you so much for using your time and talent to help the homeless and working poor! Keep.up the great work.......I love that poncho!

  4. These will be so treasured. Love all of the items but the stained glass afghan is so pretty. Great job.


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