Also thrilled that this act of Craft Activism is spreading across the country. HuffPo coverage here, and lots more links and info roundup over on the MDK website today.
Through knitting a hat, we can support the bodies and cold heads, and the efforts of those marching in Washington. It's a way to connect physically and concretely.
On Facebook, source of false info daily (seriously, can that be their motto?) I read some knitters whining that "they had to buy a kit" to make the Pussy Hat- FALSE. Free patterns plus whatever yarn you want to MacGyver together. Don't have pink? use another color. Or get some pink Kiwi Koolaid and make it pink.
Lastly, I read a popular knitpodcaster asking if it trivializes the Womens March. NO. It does not. If you click on over to the original project pattern PDF there's some info about why the color pink and the pussycat ears. Aside from the symbolism, The Pussy Hat Project offers knitters a way to contribute in the way we love best. By the work of our hands. A feeling of unity and a visible symbol that will be quite media friendly are not trivial. That is what large assemblies in Washington are all about. A sea of pink pussy hats on the national mall ? yes.
My sister Marla sent this selfie when she received hers in the mail, last night. If you see her, say hi. (she's @marlaatelierista on Instagram, if you like Reggio-inspired art education, public activist art, lots of color and joyful photos)
Are you knitting one? If so , which pattern and any mods how did it turn out? While typing this I agreed to make a fuschia one for a stylish friend. I need to do it right!
* for my chunky alpaca pussyhat, I cast on 38 stitches, on size US9 needles, more details here