About Warmth For All

Warmth For All is a community-based organization dedicated to providing warmth and comfort to those in need by collecting and distributing hand-knitted and crocheted goods. We will be collecting items for Catholic Community Services foster Childrens Program. Warmth For All was founded in 2010 by Marge and Carrie Padian in Portland, Oregon. The Salem, Oregon Chapter was founded in 2011 by Ellen Graham.

Monday, February 20, 2012

More Goodies for the Kids

I picked up more beautiful items for the Foster Children at Tangled Purls. Will be getting those delivered sometime this week. I have been looking for more toy/animal patterns that are simple to make. When I find them I will post. Happy knitting!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thank you!

We are ever greatful to the wonderful knitters at Tangled Purls for all the hats and scarves they have made. We would also like to thank Nancy Taylor for all of the hats, scarves and wristers she dropped off. I have been told that the items are greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Knit Kitten Pattern

SIZE: About 9" high
MATERIALS: Knitting worsted, 1 2-oz skein white. Knitting needles No. 8. Rug needle.
Cotton batting for stuffing. Black embroidery floss. Scraps of green and black felt or ribbon for eyes and nose. Felt, 27" x 1/2".

GAUGE: 9 sts = 2"; 6 rows = 1". 
Note: Kitten's body is made by knitting a strip and sewing to shape.
KITTEN:  BODY AND HEAD: Beg at lower edge of body, cast on 34 sts. Work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 18". Bind off.
TAIL:  Cast o 30 sts. Work in stockinette st for 2". Bind off. Break yarn, leaving a 6-yard end for sewing. 
FINISHING: Make a ball of stuffing same size as a baseball. Fold knitted fabric in  half crosswise with purl side out, forming a 9" length. Insert ball of stuffing under folded edge for head. Tie strand of yarn under head for neck. Make a ball of stuffing the size of a small grapefruit and insert under head for body.  With yarn and rug needle, sew lower edge of body, rounding the corners; then sew sides tog halfway to neck. Insert additional stuffing in each rounded corner. Adjust stuffing so that body forms a triangular shape. 
   Remove tie at neck; insert a piece of stuffing at neck. Adjust head stuffing to form a square shape about 4" wide. Sew sides tog below neck. Run yarn through sts around neck to form a drawstring and pull into measure about 7", tie ends.
   Make 2 rolls of stuffing for ears about 5" long and as big around as a cigar, with pointed ends. Roll sides of head section (knit side up) over these stuffing pieces to sides of head, forming ears as pictured. Sew inner sides of ears by taking sts from back to front through inside edges of folds to make ears and away from head.
   Outline front paws by sewing 30 long sts, 1 1/2" apart, from bottom seam to 3 1/2" below neck; pull these sts tight so that stuffing bulges slightly between.
   Cut two green felt circles for eyes, black felt triangle for nose, and black ovals for pupils of eyes. With matching sewing thread, sew eyes and nose on head. With 6 strands of black embroidery floss, embroider eyelashes; with 4 strands, embroider whiskers and mouth.
   Sew tog cast-on and bound-off edges of tail, purl side out. Sew tog seam at one end of tail; sew other end to center back, 2" from bottom seam. Tie felt strip or ribbon around neck as pictured.

New Year

Hope everyone's 2012 has gotten off to a good start. The New Year brings changes for all, our change is that we will no longer be giving donations to the Union Gosple Mission. We will be concentrating on donations for the Foster Children through Catholic Community Services. Their needs are many and we can only hope to help. They are in need of items for infants to teenagers. We will be adding a pattern for a knit kitty later today.

May the New Year be good to all of you!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Adding Charity

So happy to add Catholic Community Services as a recipient of our wonderful donations. They are a group that helps foster children and are in need of items for infants to teens.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Back home again after a great vacation. I was able to get 9 hats and a scarf done while on the road. Will post pictures soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

First Hat Donation

We have received our first donation of hats and scarves. Suzanne made these beautiful felted hats, they shoud keep heads warm this winter. Thank you!