There’s a second round of Pussyhat knitting this Sunday afternoon, as well as a sign making party on Friday evening, if you’d like to support the upcoming Women’s March on Washington.
New Year’s Day saw the “first of a weekly series of weekly craft gatherings,” says organizer Olivia Royale, timed to help provide warm hats for all of the women who plan to march in Washington, D.C. the weekend of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Between those who showed up to knit
“Wearing pink together is a powerful statement that we are unapologetically feminine and we unapologetically stand for women’s rights,” according to organizers of the national “Pink Pussyhat” project, which aims to provide people who’ll be marching “a means to make a unique collective visual statement which will help activists be better heard.”
The local group is getting together again on Sunday, January 8 from 2-4pm at Monks on the Commons in the lobby of the new Ithaca Marriott Downtown. Royale hopes people will come to knit or crochet (there are free patterns provided) or just drop off donations of pink yarn.
The “pink pussyhat” pattern is also online for anyone who’d like to knit some hats and send them to Washington ahead of the march, but can’t make it on Sunday.
Then on Friday evening, January 13, everyone is welcome at Buffalo Street Books in the Dewitt Mall for a sign making party from 7-9pm. “This event is meant for those going to the march, or those who can’t go but would like to be involved in some way,” say organizers.
Enter through the Dewitt Mall side of the store, since the street side entrance will be locked after business hours. “We will have some supplies, but if you can, please help us out and bring some too, along with your ideas!”