On Jan. 21, people wearing pink hats will take to the streets of cities across the country, including Seattle and Washington, D.C., to show solidarity in opposition to some of the initiatives President-elect Donald Trump might put in place following his inauguration on Jan. 20.
Kirkland’s Serial Knitters is one of several knitting shops across the country getting involved with the Pussyhat Project, which was started to make sure the heads of all the women participating in the Women’s March on Washington are kept warm as they walk the streets of the nation’s capitol.
Lynnwood resident Jennifer Cail, who participated in a Pussyhat Project knitting event at Serial Knitters, will be one of the people in a pink cap in Washington, D.C., and she plans to bring more caps along with her should her fellow marchers need them.
“I think we’re in a great state of uncertainty right now,” Cail said.
Kirkland residents Susanna Gilbert and Charisa Martin Cairn, Bellevue resident Sabrina Barton and Snohomish resident Kristina Plourde, expressed a desire to be somehow involved with the national march even though they can’t actually be there.
“I can’t go to Washington, D.C., but I want to be part of sending a message (to the new administration),” Gilbert said.
“A piece of me will be there,” Barton added as she worked on knitting a cap.
Frable doesn’t think the pink hat movement will be limited to next weekend, either.
“I think people are going to be wearing pink hats for four years,” she said.