She’ll be comin’ ’round the valley when she comes
Wednesday July 29th 2015, 10:26 pm
Filed under: Food,Friends,Garden,Knitting a Gift,Politics,Warm Hats Not Hot Heads

Drying: a warm hat in half bamboo half pearl flecks. (My airport project a few weeks ago, finally blocked.)

Yet more zucchini to ditch somewhere on someone. Maybe I’ll take some to knit night tomorrow.

With Ellen. Twinset Ellen of Minnesota, who propelled the whole Warm Hats Not Hot Heads campaign, where she got about a hundred knitters together online, with India T of New Hampshire as our third organizer/cheerleader. The idea was to create a hand knit hat for every member of Congress to send them tangible testimony from their constituents that we wanted them to stop fighting and to sit down and do their jobs working together, and one House member actually referenced our campaign in a speech on the floor! He wanted us to succeed and that did us a ton of good. We felt heard.

We didn’t quite make it before the weather got too warm to consider wearing hats and people kind of gave out. But we got one for every Senator and at least half of the House and mostly coming from the members’ own districts.

It’s all her fault. I threw out a stray what if/if only and she went YES if, let’s *do* it!

A huge thank you to every one of you out there who knitted those.

She’ll be here. I get to finally meet her in person, and we’re going to Purlescence together. To say I. Can’t WAIT! does not begin to tell it.

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I will trade you zucs for cucumbers

Comment by Andrea @ This Knitted Life 07.29.15 @ 11:14 pm

Warm Hats, not Hot Heads got me one response from a legislator–the others apparently couldn’t have cared less. It was worth the effort.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.30.15 @ 8:37 am

Love the hat that’s drying now. I applaud your Warm Hats efforts.

And I hope you have a wonderful time with Ellen.

Comment by RobinM 07.30.15 @ 12:53 pm

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