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Activists cause pink yarn shortages

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posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:00 PM
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I found this article hilarious -- BUT -- will note that here in Dallas I found that it IS true. My daughter and I went shopping for yarn and of the two stores that we shopped (two different Michaels stores), there were fewer than fifteen skeins left on the shelves, mostly in the thickest yarn or yarn that was actually kind of scratchy. We did find two soft skeins in a bright pink and nabbed those quickly.

Others on my Facebook feed noted the same problem. One said there wasn't any in her Houston neighborhood; one in Portland reported the same. Someone else who was planning a baby blanket said she'd have to wait since her yarn supply store didn't have any pink.

Pink Yarn Shortages

Turns out that a lot of people (mostly women, but some men) are knitting hats for activists involved in Trump protests around the nation (and in particular for those going to Washington DC for the march the day after Inauguration.) Apparently a skilled knitter (like my daughter) can turn one out in a day. So I suspect a lot of them will turn up and be passed around next weekend.


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posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:08 PM
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Good for them.

Where some will mock and ridicule I respect their approach to a peaceful "protest," if you will.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:11 PM
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Apparently there is a meth shortage too. I hear the people wearing the pink hats are smoking tons of meth too



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:12 PM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire
Good for them.

Where some will mock and ridicule I respect their approach to a peaceful "protest," if you will.


Last report I heard were there was 3500 signed up to protest the inauguration and try and shut the roads of D.C. down. Yep sounds peaceful to me..If the police start busting heads to open the public roads they may need those soft knitted head covers.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: 727Sky

originally posted by: RomeByFire
Good for them.

Where some will mock and ridicule I respect their approach to a peaceful "protest," if you will.


Last report I heard were there was 3500 signed up to protest the inauguration and try and shut the roads of D.C. down. Yep sounds peaceful to me..If the police start busting heads to open the public roads they may need those soft knitted head covers.


Has nothing to do with topic.

I don't care what imaginary report you're referring to that has nothing to do with OP. If you'd like to discuss that report create a relevant thread on that, or stay on topic.

I wonder how many folks I would trigger by wearing a knitted cap.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:35 PM
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Pampered, Pink, Pissed, Pimped and Punked for Trump. It's like a John Waters movie come to life.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 11:38 PM
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The greatest crisis in American history.

The cats will revolt, society will crumble and western civilisation will come to an end!!!.

I for one welcome our new feline overlords.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:11 AM
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Good 'ol Trump giving a much needed boost to the yarn industry.
You just can't stop this guy from making America great again



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:14 AM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Stock up on tunafish, and Godspeed brother



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:16 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

This is hilarious. Are these pink yarn buyers also the cheesecake eaters?

Liberals Eat their Feelings: Cheesecake, Ice Cream



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

Jaine was very eager to forget all this, it got a bit stressful for her. I tried to tell her that not everyone who had her under surveillance was against her, but that seemed to freak her out even more.

Everything in moderation.

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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:35 AM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
The greatest crisis in American history.

The cats will revolt, society will crumble and western civilisation will come to an end!!!.

I for one welcome our new feline overlords.




This is all i have.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:44 AM
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originally posted by: Ameilia
a reply to: Byrd

This is hilarious. Are these pink yarn buyers also the cheesecake eaters?

Liberals Eat their Feelings: Cheesecake, Ice Cream


Some, but not all. We may see a lot more knitting if these rallies continue. If you have stocks in a pink yarn company, it might be a good time to hold on to it.
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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:56 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

Socks? I see you're escalating this yarn crisis.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:59 AM
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originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: Byrd

Jaine was very eager to forget all this, it got a bit stressful for her. I tried to tell her that not everyone who had her under surveillance was against her, but that seemed to freak her out even more.

Everything in moderation.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com...





Hadn't heard of it, and yes I can see that a rally would drive anyone to a heart attack. The women's rally has a number of people as head organizers... I'm not sure how the full event is being coordinated but it does appear to be well coordinated. The knitting bit... maybe not so much.

I hope there are as many who want a hat as hats knitted by these kind people who wanted to make a statement but could not go. In a sense, most hats will be "two spirit" - the spirit of the one there and the spirit of the knitter.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 01:00 AM
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originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: Byrd

Socks? I see you're escalating this yarn crisis.


STOCKS, goldarnit!!! I meant STOCKS!!! See? it's right up there (right after I edited it)



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 01:04 AM
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Pink yarn hats. That will show that bastard Trump!! /s



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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I don't get it, why pink yarn?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: Tempter

My guess: pink is a symbol of femininity (niceness, tenderness?) and it's supposed to mentally evoke the opposing concepst (masculinity = meanness?). Just a guess. Call me triggered. So triggered. Off to start day.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: Byrd
I don't see the problem. If pink isn't available, why not wear red, which is close enough?
After all, red is the "socialist" colour, isn't it?
No, wait a minute- I've just remembered- Americans do their political colours the wrong way round. Never mind, carry on.



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