Fortunately, the good people in most places far outnumber the bad - I bet with a couple of fundraisers, you'll be able to replace the stuff that insurance won't pretty easily. I hope everything works out for you!
On the needles:
Dark Mark Illusion Scarf, Emily's mittens for next year, an Aes Sedai shawl (Blue Ajah), a heart illusion scarf, a pair of booger toddler socks, and several dishcloths. Plus a granny square afghan on the hook.
I am Kahluakiggy on Ravelry and Craftster, too.