There were forms included with the pattern to let recipients know who you are, what causes are important to you, and a space for optional contact info. I almost didn't include forms with my hats, but... oh, why not? I ended up jotting a little note, sharing my email address... and, of course, on the back I wrote what type of yarn was used and simple care instructions. (Ha! What?) (I stopped short of including the color/lot info and/or the ball bands.)
Lo and behold, on Saturday evening I got an email -- and a photo too!
I am wearing your hat in Washington today.
Thank you, thank you!
In love and solidarity,
Well, I was just thrilled to hear from her! Later, upon asking permission to share, she added:
I hadn't known what to expect of the energy of the March, but from the moment we were greeted at the Metro stop by a welcome committee, snacks, bottles of water, and handknitted pink pussy hats from all over the country, I felt that I was in warm community. Positive, energized spirits continued through the day, and haven't left me since.
Then, on Sunday, I received another -- also with a photo attached!
Thank you so much for knitting the Pussyhat! I received it directly in the beginning at the subway station and I was so happy that the woman handed out hats to everyone. I love the idea that you made the hat and put the little sign on it so that I can get in touch with you.I wore it all day and it will remind me of this historical day all my life! We are from Germany and have been living in NYC for a year and I’m so grateful that we were able to participate in the Women’s March in Washington.Thanks so much for contributing to the march, the hat is made from such a nice wool and it very nicely knitted. I very much enjoyed wearing it, it kept me really warm too!Lots of love from New York,Eva
Positively thrilling! She also granted permission and wrote:
It really was an inspiring experience and people were so positive that day, it gives us hope for the future.Thanks again for contributing to the women’s march and the effort you put in knitting that hat!