Love this! The work and the statement! #welcomeblanket is not only about creating work that is museum-worthy for our new neighbors, but also an opportunity to have real conversations about immigration. #Repost @kelliandetc
Finished the seaming on my #welcomeblanket today 💕 I worked on these 16 little squares all through the summer which served as valuable tangible conversation starters with my kids. What’s an immigrant? What’s a refugee? Lessons in empathy: how would it feel to have to leave your homeland? Your language? Your culture? Your customs? And when you get there, would you want to be welcomed with open arms and hearts and minds? Unequivocal yes. Neil Gaimann does a lot of work for refugee non profits and wrote a piece on the topic several months back that started with “why should you care about refugees? Because they could be you.” America is having a crisis of conscience and struggling with basic concepts of empathy, and some days it feels bad just waking up and reading all the hurt. But raising two humans who care about humans and not borders keeps me going because that’s one hell of an important job. Thank you @welcomeblanket for creating this awesome project and being the genesis for what must surely be countless important conversations with people young and old alike. #knitting#welcomeblanket#neilgaiman#fiberart#craftivism#pussyhatproject#refugeestories
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82 days until Midterm elections. You don’t have to wait for the kits to be mailed next month to start your bandana. It’s posted on ravelry. “Rebel with a Cause” You can still sign up as well for the September Yarn Club through the end of August. You’ll get two skeins of our worsted weight yarn and the project bag. We made it affordable at $30 and majority of our revenue will go to Non-profits (we could use help deciding which to send he money to. All suggestions welcomed)
I have been part of many knitting groups over the years and we talk about a lot of things from not only yarn and crafting but personal topics too. In the last two years, politics, in particular women rights issues, racism & diversity and issues related to family have been a huge part of this discussion.
Just like the #pussyhat movement, I’d like to engage everyone to CRAFT FOR YOUR CAUSE.It’s a free pattern and the colors to use our purple white and gold these represent the colors from the woman suffrage movement. We are excited to announce that we have placed the knitted pattern for rebel with a cause on ravelry
Please share this with everyone in your network on Instagram so that we can get people making bandana handkerchiefs. I would like to thank again Mollie @may_sonder for the lovely design and my friend Leija @everundone as the model. Let’s get those needles clicking!
Finished my #pussyhat tonight. Super easy and quick to make. I'm not sure I like the way the ears sit so I may try to add a couple stitches to make them better shaped. It's ready tho for the Women's March in January. I love the bright fuschia colored yarn I picked! #pussyhatproject
💕💕💕thank you @miryslist for everything you do!!! One of the most amazing parts of the past year is getting to know and becoming part of the @miryslist family💕💕💕#Repost @miryslist
The snuggle is real! Our partner @jaynazweiman, legend and founder of @welcomeblanket and #pussyhatproject just days before welcoming her newest arrival, August Indigo. He goes by Dazzle or Daz and he is just that. Congrats Jayna and Tim and welcome to the fam, Daz! 😍 📷 @gandolphoto
The snuggle is real! Our partner @jaynazweiman, legend and founder of @welcomeblanket and #pussyhatproject just days before welcoming her newest arrival, August Indigo. He goes by Dazzle or Daz and he is just that. Congrats Jayna and Tim and welcome to the fam, Daz! 😍
The last two years saw women fighting back for their rights, 2 awesome @womensmarch and the #pussyhatproject flourish in the US 🇺🇸. Today, women in Argentina 🇦🇷 are making their (our) voice heard. Today the Senate is voting to legalize abortion. Today women may finally be given the right to choose. When Roe v Wade is in peril in the US, let's join the fight of those who still don't have the right.
Asi como aca en EEUU los ultimos 2 años han creado un movimiento feminista muy fuerte, enorgullese ver el mar verde en Argentina 🇦🇷. Sobretodo cuando los retrogrados del gobierno americano estan poniendo en peligro la misma ley por la que se lucha en Arg.
Hoy me uno a la lucha.