Re: [logan2knits] Dulaan Project
- Hi Becca!
I love knitting for the Dulaan Project!
Saturdays tend to be pretty busy for me, but I would
like to help with this.
So here is what I can offer you:
1.) I already have some mittens and hats done for the
Dulaan Project, and I can add them to your collection
if you like.
2.) I have approximately 1000 yards of %100 wool
chunky yarn that knits up quickly. I was going to use
this for the Dulaan Project anyway, so I am more than
happy to share.
3.) Although %100 wool is preferred, I can also
contribute some %20 wool/%80 acrylic chunky weight
yarn. I don't know what the yardage is, but there is
certainly enough to make two or three child size
4.)Also, I can contribute a little money to cover the
cost of postage.
Becca, it is great that you are doing this! Thank
--- Rebecca Boland <rebeccaboland@...> wrote:
> Many of you know that I haven't been able to attend
> a lot of meetings
> lately because of graduate courses in Library and
> Information Science.
> For my Leadership and Communication class, I was
> asked to choose a
> project or an idea that means a lot to me and
> execute it. I have
> chosen to have a knitting meet-up at the Logan
> Square Library to
> collect and create hand knits for the Dulaan
> Project. I am sending
> out the mass e-mail below to the entirety of the
> Chicago SnB, but I
> wanted to to specifically write all of you and ask
> you to join me and
> the knitters of Chicago to do something good. I
> know that a lot of
> you are busy with family, work, and other
> engagements, but if you
> could just take a couple of hours out of your day to
> meet up on a
> Saturday and knit for charity, it would mean so much
> to me. If you
> can't make it, but would still like to make
> something for the Dulaan
> Project, I will collect items at all of the meetings
> I can attend
> between now and early May when I send out the
> I look forward to seeing everyone! Let me know if
> you have any questions!
> Thanks a million,
> The following letter I will (hopefully) be sending
> to the entire Chicago SnB
> Hello Knitters!
> Looking for a way to get rid of some of that wool to
> make room for new
> summer yarn? Why don't you meet up with other
> knitters and help to
> collect warm hand knits for the Dulaan Project.
> Never heard of the
> Dulaan Project? It's a project spearheaded by
> knitters to help warm
> Mongolia. Dulaan means "warm" in Mongolian -- both
> physical and
> emotional warmth. Mongolian winters are very
> extreme and temperatures
> can drop to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Warm, well-made
> clothing can help
> warm a body, but can also give an opportunity for a
> child to go to
> school or an adult to go to work.
> Stop by the Logan Square Public Library (located at
> 3030 West
> Fullerton Avenue in Logan Square) between 2pm and
> 4:30pm on Saturday,
> April 22nd. Bring a hand knit you've already
> finished, start a quick
> project at the meet-up, or simply click your needles
> together and
> cheer on those busily knitting away. I will be
> sending the projects
> collected out at the beginning of May, so if you
> don't think you'll be
> finished with your project by April 22, talk to me
> at the library and
> we can work something out to get your knits where
> they are most
> For the projects themselves, you may use whatever
> yarn and colors you
> like. There is a need for hats, mittens, socks, neck
> gaiters, scarves
> and sweaters for all ages from babies to
> adultsï¿½especially for
> children ages 2-10. Think warmth and simplicity.
> Links to patterns are
> posted at
> including one for double-thick fleece blankets that
> require no
> knitting or sewing.
> For anymore information on the Dulaan project,
> please check out:
> Check out Ryan's blog at:
>Joyce M. Fitzgerald
> This particular entry shows pictures of the children
> of Mongolia
> receiving some of their hand knits. I dare you not
> to pick up your
> pointy sticks after looking at that one!
> If you have any other questions, please feel free to
> contact me at:
> rebeccaboland@.... Please put Dulaan in the
> subject line so I
> can get back to you as soon as possible.
> All are welcome! (We happily invite our crochet,
> sewing, and
> otherwise stitchin' cousins to join us as well).
> I look forward to seeing you all!
> Becca Boland
> Proud Member of Logan Square SnB
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