Knitting · Yarn

Caron Cakes Triangle Knit Shawl — Two Paws Knitting Co.

This is a great pattern for a shawl from Diana!

The best things in life are free, or at least, they come for free when you buy yarn. I found this pattern on the inside of a paper sleeve of yarn. This pattern is simple, gorgeous, and oh-so squishy. I love Caron Cakes yarn (or any self-striping cake yarn) because I don’t have to think […]

via Caron Cakes Triangle Knit Shawl — Two Paws Knitting Co.

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Craft · Crocheting · Knitting

Toys to Warm the Heart

Do you like knitting or crocheting little toys? I find it to be terrifying but exciting at the same time. As a novice knitter, certain shapes just look too hard still, but I’ve found a few basic patterns and made my first teddy bear recently:


Yes, he may kind of look like a mutant, but I also think he’s pretty cute! Still, I wondered if it would be worth it to make more toys since they’re not what I think of as things that can be donated to charity. However, when I was showing a picture to a family friend, she asked me if I was donating it to a police station. I was really confused, so she explained that a lot of police departments take donations of toys. Officers keep them in their vehicles to give out to frightened children. I thought this was really great, so now I’m more excited to get started on more toys!

Have you donated any yarncraft toys to the police or any charities? What are your favorite toys to knit? Be sure to let me know in the comment section! 

Thanks for reading!

-Tiffy 

Craft · Crocheting · Knitting · Yarn

Welcome to Warm Up Ohio

Welcome to the official website for Warm Up Ohio, a local chapter of Warm Up America. We exist to spread love and kindness throughout Ohio by donating hand-knitted and crocheted items to:

  • Homeless Shelters
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Animal Shelters
  • Nursing Homes
  • And More!

 

Gray Cyan and Red Knitted Sweater

We’re based in the Cincinnati area but want to impact all of Ohio. To get involved or to learn more about our donation sites, please contact us at warmupohio@gmail.com

We accept all yarn-craft donations, including: afghans, gloves, socks, sweaters, scarves, small toys, and more! We’ll even take donations of yarn, which our volunteers can use to create more items to donate.

Thanks for stopping by the website! I hope you’ll consider subscribing to this site. This blog will keep you updated on our latest calls for donations, but this is also going to be a space for free knitting and crochet patterns and some yarn-themed inspirational posts to help jumpstart creativity.

Stay crafty, my friends!

-Tiffany