Wednesday, December 9, 2015
At my last guild meeting we had a short presentation from Nancy Thomson with some very moving stories about the work of this organization.
Please spread the word on this, from the website:
"Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These soft comfortable lightweight prosthesis are available for FREE. They are knit with love by our wonderful volunteers. Some women find traditional breast prosthetics too expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. Also traditional prosthesis often cannot be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Knitted knockers can also be used to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing. Some women prefer to weight their knocker with a pebble to keep them in place. The knitted knocker can also be used in your prosthetic bra or camisole as a lightweight choice.
The purpose of this site is to help connect volunteer knitters with Breast cancer survivors to offer FREE knitted knockers."
Patterns available here.
Facebook link here: https://www.facebook.com/knittedknockersofcanada/?fref=ts
Canadian Ravelry Group here: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitted-knockers-of-canada