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Thursday, October 20, 2016


Cathy just finished a great pair of mittens from Tin Can Knits. I love them and think that I need to make a pair.
You can purchase the pattern for the Antler Mittens on Ravelry... 

The yarn is tosh chunky. One skein will make up to an adult medium. A pair of adult large mittens will take two skeins.
These mittens are squishy and warm to keep out the cold! A bold antler cable travels from generous cuffs to fingertips. They are perfect for a winter’s night stroll or a rousing snowball fight.
When you are finished the mittens, there is a matching hat (pattern free on Ravelry)
The last few evenings I've been working on Outline. It's mindless knitting that was perfect for baseball. I've quickly counted rows and I'm almost to the halfway point. I want/need to hurry because the next shipment from Hedgehog is at Heathrow and we should have it next week. 

It's raining today and it feels like fall. Tress have lost their leaves and the temperature is dropping. It's time to start getting my sweaters out. Can you believe that Halloween is just over a week away??

Last Halloween we had a group of young men come to the door collecting non-perishable food items. If you live in Hamilton/Ancaster/Dundas, please be prepared to help. The food banks are in need.

If you live outside of this area, please consider collecting some items and dropping them off at your local food bank.

We Scare Hunger
On October 31st, Catholic secondary students will take a bite out of hunger when they go trick or treating for non-perishable food items in support of local food banks. We Scare Hunger is an initiative of Free the Children that inspires students to become active citizens and make a difference in their communities. In Hamilton, nearly 90,000 people live in poverty. Of those, one-quarter are children. Food banks provide support to families who have exhausted their resources and need help to make it through the week.

Student volunteers have already canvassed Hamilton homes with flyers heralding their Halloween night visit. On October 31st, the students will return in Halloween costumes to collect much-needed food supplies and donations for the following food banks:

Bishop Ryan: Neighbour to Neighbour
Bishop Tonnos: Neighbour to Neighbour, Ancaster Community Services
Cardinal Newman: St. Patrick breakfast program, Neighbour to Neighbour
Cathedral: Cathedral Annex
St. Jean de Br├ębeuf: SJB Outreach Programs
St. Mary: Salvation Army (Dundas), Flamborough Food Bank, Wilma’s Place
St. Thomas More: Neighbour to Neighbour

Together, we can take a bite out of hunger.

This Halloween, please give generously.

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