Since January鈥檚 Women鈥檚 March, it seems like more and more of us are taking up different forms of activism. The enduring symbol of the march was the Pussy Hat, a beginner-friendly knitting project that helped connect women around the country and the world. When the hat made the cover of Time Magazine as a symbol of women鈥檚 rights activism, it became part of the political landscape for 2017. Now, one of the co-founders of the movement is starting a new knitting project, using 鈥渃raftivism鈥 to help welcome refugees into the country.

Jayna Zweiman cofounded the Pussy Hat initiative with LA writer Krista Suh as a way to create a visual statement for the Women鈥檚 March. Being an avid knitter, the idea that she could use her talent to help not just women but refugees formed the basis of her new work, the Welcome Blanket.

As the organization鈥檚 website states, a welcome blanket is often given to a new baby upon its arrival, so using that as the basis, Zweiman wanted to create a welcoming blanket for refugee families. Their goal is to create 3,200 blankets. Why that precise amount? Zweiman has calculated that the average throw blanket is 40脳40 inches, which works out to 1,200 yards of yarn. The proposed length of the US-Mexico border wall is 2,000 miles, which means that they need 3,200 blankets to 鈥渃over鈥 the same distance as the proposed wall would.

When the blankets are finished, Zweiman is asking that the knitters send them, along with a note outlining their own family鈥檚 immigration story, to be put on display at The Smart Museum in Chicago from July to September, when the blankets (along with their notes) will be gifted to refugee families across the country.

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(h/t HelloGiggles; photo via Instagram + Michael Loccisano/Getty)