Pink pussy power: a hat to warm them all

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I hope my readers will forgive me using a certain word in the title.  It’s actually taken from a website and a hat initiative called “pussyhat project” which can be found here:  pussyhatproject.com.  I am a knitter and lately a bit of an activist, so this project appealed to these two interests.  I came across the project on Ravelry, a social network for knitters.  Last week I ordered 18 skeins of pink yarn when my favorite yarn store offered free shipping.  On day four I’ve completed three hats.  I keep coming across more and more people who want to attend the Women’s March on Washington — website here —   and who need a warm pink hat.  Because baby it’s going to be cold outside!

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The logo from the website for the event on 21 January 2017.

We were in Florida this past weekend.   My mother-in-law had a special birthday and the whole family gathered to help her celebrate.  Family members related stories about grandma and there was lots of laughter all around.  For an evening we basked in the sunshine of family and friendship.  There were no hardships, no anxieties, and no thoughts about anything except dinner and drink and each other.  And then it was over, and the outside world began to creep in.  With the inauguration coming in another month, we were dragged back to reality.

Here is where the pussyhat project comes in.  It’s a way to use yarn and hands and love to keep women . . . and men too warm on a cold January day when hundreds of thousands are expected in Washington to remind us that women matter, that families matter, and that our diverse communities matter.

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From the website of the pussyhat project.

I won’t be at the Women’s March on Washington, but two of our daughters will, as will nieces and nephews, cousins and in-laws, friends and friends of friends.  Some of my pink handiwork will be marching too, my knits and purls hugging each head with my warmest wishes for strength and hope and progress.  If any of you are knitters or know any knitters, please direct them to the website.   There are knitting instructions and information about where to send the hats. You can also check out the Ravelry group if you’re a member.

The below is taken from the website, womensmarch.com

On January 21, 2017 we will unite for the Women’s March on Washington

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

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Hat #1 modeled by my flour canister.

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