This is the speediest thing I have ever knit!
My weekend arrangements meant I was already going to be in London. But the original plans got sidetracked for the Women's March London. Hot pink isn't a colour I generally go for so knew that I didn't own anything appropriately coloured in a worsted weight. However, on Saturday morning I had a brainwave to combine 2 yarns together! I cast on before 9am and by 12:40pm I was weaving in my ends at Marylebone ready to proudly join the cause.
My reasons for being there? Whilst I live in the UK and always have, I hold US citizenship, my family has a history of immigration and I also happen to be female. The ignorant and close-minded viewpoints of the new administration greatly concerns me - I may tend to be a reserved person but I'd like to let this opinion be an open one. I believe that women's rights are human rights, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age etc. I saw so many signs at Saturday demonstrating that the Women's March London was an umbrella march for such a vast number of social groups. An inclusive society is a better one. Period.
I share my birthday with inauguration day and my genetics with feminist activists. Taking part of the Pussyhat Project connected me with so many other women (and men) from across the world, past, present, known to me and unknown to me. I've so enjoyed looking back at the photographs from all the marches and I'm all for more political knitting in the future!