To the left, under Websites is The Dulaan Project, Knitting To Warm Mongolia. Handmade garments by needleworkers all over the country are flown yearly to impoverished people in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia. What appealed to me was the inclusiveness of the project--any yarn or color, sizes from baby to adult--especially children 2 to 10 years. And very helpful links to patterns used by others.
The photo here is Ron's knitting sent this week in time for their July 1 deadline. Bottom right is a tan and orange hat from his earliest spinning. Top left, dark brown cable (his first!) scarf with orange trim. On the right is a blue scarf from a trip to British Columbia a few years ago. He used one of Ester Bozak's free patterns for reversible scarves. I'd was surprised how interesting the yarn became with the dimension added by the stitch pattern. Bottom left is a hat I knit for Ron a couple of years ago. He requested something really warm, then realized that it was "too warm"--perfect for Mongolia.
Besides the website, you can read Mossy Cottage Knits, the blogger who does this project in cooperation with FIRE (Flagstaff International Relief Effort)and Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) Buddhist community of Sedona, Arizona. Dulaan is the Mongolian word for "warm." Now I need someone to tell me how to say it correctly.
Ron's enjoyed doing these, improving his newly-acquired knit skills, and learning more about how his spinning relates to working garments. Now we have a almost a year to accumulate more, perhaps get some knitters in his men's knitting circle to join in.