Aloha humans! I guess now is a good time to inform you that I knit. I have a lot of hobbies, actually (I should make a post about that). My mother is a big knitter and also a big women’s rights activist, and in teaching me how to knit, she had me practice with pussy hats.
These are hats that end in cat ears (thus the pun) and are really simple to make. Just Google it and you’ll find a super easy pattern. My mother wanted to make some to hand out at marches (r mail to her friend in DC to hand out at marches) and having a daughter interested in kitting was a great way to get more made.
Basically, she taught me the basics of knitting and purling and tying off and casting on (hats off to anyone who understands that terminology) through scarves. Then, once I’d made 2 scarves, she gave me a bunch of pink yarn and the pattern for the hat and I was off (she actually helped me cast on most of the time). Somewhere I have a notebook where I kept track of rows. I made something like 8-11ish hats (I can’t remember exactly how many) in varying shades of pink. This project is also where I started my tradition of tying yarn from finished projects to my wrist (and if it falls off my wrist, to my shoelaces).
We then made cards telling who made what hat and encouraging recipients to send pictures, put the cards in the hats, and mailed them to DC. We actually did get some pictures back! Since this project I’ve mostly only made wash cloths, but I am pretty proud of the fact that my hats were in a huge, televised, rights march.
Moral of the story? Take up a hobby? I don’t know. Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!