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.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Making Mittens from Recycled Sweaters? Re-purposing.

I don't have a wool sweater lying around, but..........would love some input on this.

Has anyone tried it?  Has anyone seen this method before?  So would you be limited to a pair of mittens from one sweater because you're cutting it from the ribbing that would at your waist?

Might a sleeve be large enough for a small pair of mittens?

I can't say that I'm a fan of the 3 cross stitch type X's or button, but ...What about the general idea here?  Is a sweater sufficiently think enough to provide enough warmth for hands?

I post this with all my questions in hopes of getting some good input from all you who visit Bridge and Beyond, even if you're not a knitter or crocheter.  Is this an idea that would help us donate more mittens?

DONATIONS 2017
HATS:  252
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)   198
MITTENS:  +2
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 31
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**



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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Knitted Mittens, Bonus Donation for the Homeless

Strike up the band!  Put your party hat on and turn up the music!!  You know how excited I always get when we get mittens..............Look at them, really take a minute and look.  Click the picture to enlarge.  Pick a color, pick a size.....38 pairs of hands are warm, and excitedly clapping.  

Yep, our good friend and long time supporter........Sandra R from Florida has done it again.  Not only has she made a mound of mittens, but she's put us over the number we had last year!!! That's cause for having a party and celebrating.  Like with the Cotton Cloths, that doesn't mean we wouldn't LOVE to have more...but it's thrilling to have 2 items met and exceed the goal.  Who knows how many more we might get between now and the end of the year.  

YIPPEE!!!  Many many thanks Sandra.  Your Rock!!

DONATIONS 2017
HATS:  252
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)   198
MITTENS: 36 -38= +2
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 31
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Knitted Scarf in the Works

This is the scarf I started in the car on my way to Hilton Head for Girls Week.  We were busy enough, think I only worked on it once while we were actually there, but then again knitted in the car on the way home.  Love these colors.  You might remember I made an afghan (Blue Horizon) with these colors some time back with this lovely donated yarn.  Yikes, much longer ago than I remembered.  Take a look at the link, it was a work in progress at that point ....almost finished.  It has some texture, as I used garter stitch for the blue areas and stockinette for the rust/brown areas.  This photo is several days old and so the primary blue section in the middle is done.  Thus am past the middle point and soon to add the lighter blue to work my way down the last 6 sections of color changes.

The personal care items came back from Ireland and Scotland with me from the hotel rooms.

Next, I'll tackle an afghan I laid aside, needing black.  You might have read a few posts ago.  Nikki donated some yarn and among her donation was black....yippee.  So, I'll get that ghan done next.

What are you working on?  Do you knit or crochet in the car or on a plane?


DONATIONS 2017
HATS:  252
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)   198
MITTENS: 36
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 31
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

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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?

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