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Knitted Knockers Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

By August 21, 2008

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The Knitting Experience
My sister knits like there's no tomorrow. Really - she can knit sitting, standing, walking, lounging, and maybe even sleeping. She sent me this story about a gal who is a breast cancer survivor, and owns a yarn shop, The Knitting Experience. Chesley, the shop's owner, was recently featured on TV for her knitting Boob-A-Thon. Her shop gathered up knitters from all around who were willing to knit boobs in front of TV cameras, to raise awareness for breast cancer, and to create knitted breast prostheses for charity. I'm starting to think seriously about knitting again. Anyone want to join me? The original Beryl Tsang pattern can be found online, and many other variations are on Ravelry. If you can't get interested in knitting knockers, perhaps you'd rather create other items, to be donated to Knitting for Knockers, an online shop that sells handmade items and in turn, "donates the total purchase price of each item sold (minus Etsy and/or Paypal fees) to Breast Cancer Action." British women have also been knitting breasts, to teach new mothers how to breastfeed. Their pattern calls for wool, but I'd skip that, for a breast prosthesis!
Comments
August 25, 2008 at 11:30 pm
(1) Renee Garrett says:

How Can I get one for my mother who had a masectomy on her left side and hates her prothesis . She says its heavy and pinches.
She has been cancer free since 2001 . praise the lord .
972-625-4571 home phone

August 27, 2008 at 10:17 pm
(2) Carol says:

I appreciate the thought. Perhaps for some cancer survivors this is a worthy solution. Personally, I am horrified with the dismal selection of prothetics available to mastectomy patients. How can a piece of foam, or a knitted ball, or a piece of plastic replace a lost breast? If you lose an eye, or an ear, there are realistic prothesises to wear that don’t make you cringe every time you look at it. Why are women expected to stuff a rediculous hunk of plastic in our bra and be happy? I had to suffer with this crap for a year before my reconstruction surgery, and I am still angry about it. It’s bad enough to deal with cancer and chemo, but this is an insult that we don’t deserve.

September 2, 2008 at 11:54 am
(3) Sue says:

My mother in law who lives with us has had a mystectoy and has lost one daughter to breast cancer and also she has 11 children and all the girls have or has had breast cancer. Her whatever they gave her to insert into her bra weighs 2.5 lbs thats the way I weighed it and she is 62 yrs. old she is a size C cup how can I get her one of these to try?

September 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm
(4) joyce schmaus says:

I am a double mastectomy pt. and would like to order a set of knitted knockers. could you please forward the address to me? thanks so much

September 28, 2013 at 10:01 am
(5) Carol Dorr says:

How can I obtain a pair of knitted knockers

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