This baby blanket has been put on hold. There is time to make it later as my new little grand nephew won't be in this world for some time. This morning I found out there are much more important things to create.
My wonderful SIL'S are going to The Women's March on Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017. I am so excited for them. They are going to march to defend the rights of women in this country. Not only women's rights but the rights of everyone. I am jealous I can't go, but I can do something, I can knit. They brought this project to my attention this morning in hopes I would help them get started on a few hats. Oh you bet I will. I wish I had known about it a few weeks ago, believe me that would be all I would be doing in my spare time.
This project, started by two women, is so important considering the road we are on. And while you might not like the name you have to understand that our President Elect feels it is fine to use this word freely in regards to women, and wants to grab women by this body part. So your offense should be with who says things like that, not the name of the pattern.
On the website which you can find here at Pussy Hat Project, you can find this knitting pattern as well as several different crochet patterns. There are links to where you can mail hats, where you can drop them off and which yarn stores in your area may be participating. Please visit it to find out the mission behind this project.
What an amazing visual affect it would have if many of the marchers wore these hats. I am on a quest to knit as many as I can so my SIL's can give them out to other marchers. If you can't make hats for marchers make one for yourself and wear it on January 21, 2017 in a show of solidarity to those who are marching for all of us.
You see we cannot say that what is happening is okay. We cannot let women's rights and those of anyone in our country be moved back into the dark ages. We have to have a say. We have to choose to be better, to be the one fighting for all of us, Little Buddy included.
If you are a mother, sister, aunt, or friend please think of those young girls you see around you. Look them in the eye and know that they are in for a tough ride if we let things slide backwards. If their rights are taken away, the right to equal pay, the right to reproductive health, the right to birth control, the right to be in charge of the decisions for their own bodies, they will be far worse off than we have been. You see other women and men have fought for us to have the rights we have now. They are easily ripped away, how can we let that happen? How can you look at them and tell them you could have helped but didn't?
It is not just about women, it is rights for everyone of every color, nationality, religion and sexual orientation. I want my sons to grow up in a world where we are all equal. Wouldn't that be amazing!
As you know a very wise woman once said, "Women's rights are human rights, and human rights are women's rights."
My superpower is the ability to take yarn and make it into something special. While I might not be able to attend, The Women's March on Washington,D.C., or any other marches at state capitols on that date, I can do this.
Will you join me?