Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Yarn Along - Hats for Women's March

You've probably heard about the Women's March on Washington, but have you heard of the Pussyhat Project?  It's a lamentable name I think, but the idea is to give the marchers a striking presence that cannot be ignored so they can better be heard.  Being a knitter I thought this was a great way for me to contribute.  My friend is flying to Washington DC to be part of the March so I am sending a hat along with her as well as another two for friends participating right here in Minnesota for our own Women's March.  You can find the very simple pattern and more about the project right here.   I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Mopsy aran weight yarn in the Orchid Queen colorway.  It's a wonderful yarn to knit with very round and squishy and blooms beautifully when blocked.  I made a few changes to the pattern which can be found in my Ravelry project page.

Photobombed by my son when taking a project photo.

So, that's what has occupied my knitting time.  As for reading I currently don't have a book of my own, but I will share with you the book I am reading to my son.  It's called The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill who is a Minnesota author (I have just a wee bit of state pride I guess.)  It is a very lovely almost poetic story of a girl who becomes in-magicked by the moon when she is rescued as a baby by a kind witch.  There is a loving swamp monster, a tiny but enormous dragon, an evil witch as well a a kind one, and a sad village.  There is triumph as well as loss, but the balance is so well done that you never despair.  I first heard of it from Laura of The Knit Girllls podcast.  She is a Middle School Librarian as well as an avid knitter.  Their show is mainly about knitting, but they have a segment where they discuss what they're reading and often Laura is reading kid/teen books for her job which she reviews.  

I'm joining in with Ginny for Yarn Along.  Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week!


  1. I love the idea of the pussyhat project and it will look great when you all go march and are wearing matching hats and look unified.

  2. I too am knitting these hats and agree perhaps not the best name but the concept is well intended and the visual image of solidarity will be awesome! I also knit mine in the round; I think the original pattern was flat so every knitter could make one. Also, your son photobombing your photo is priceless :)

  3. YAY! I just delivered 2 Pussyhat projects to friends who are going to the march. It will be interesting to hear how many other hats they spot amidst the masses.

  4. I'm also trying to squeeze out a few of those hats.

  5. What an interesting idea. Had to follow your link to find out about the march. Hopefully the hats will make quite a display on mass. I'm going to look at your book suggestion. I think one of my daughters might like it.