Bust Buddies – How Can You Help?
Bust Buddies! Softies! Knitted Knockers! Knitty Tiddy! Tit Bits! “Know that you are making a difference in a woman’s life,” explains Barb Demarest, the founder of Knitters Knockers.
What’s in a name – everything good! Our knitted breast prosthetics campaign is going full steam ahead and to date, we have over three dozen pairs with a goal of fifteen dozen by October 2020. I will attend Race for the Cure – Susan G. Komen’s fund-raising run in November, providing heroic women with another way to feel feminine.
By now, most of you know that I knit Bust Buddies at every meeting I attend but always at the guild meetings. Two hours per month dedicated to changing someone’s life with goodness is perfect for me.
How can you help? We need polyester fiberfill and yarn; Cascade Ultra Pima is the gold standard, but I’ve found many cotton and cotton blends that work; please no wool or any animal fiber. Ultra Pima is a sport weight #3 yarn worked on US 4, 5, or 6 needles. Donating to the campaign would be most helpful enabling me to purchase fiberfill and make copies of the insert that is placed in each plastic bag. Thank you, Arlene Shaposhnick, for donating the plastic bags to date.
Links to resources:
Bust Buddies pattern on Ravelry
Softies pattern on Ravelry
Knitted Knockers Website :
Linda Hart – Knitty Titty pattern on Ravelry
Beryl Tsang – Tit Bits pattern at Knitty.com
Knitted Knockers Knitted Flat in rows! Yes, no dpn needles. However, the video invites the knitter to donate and send the unsewn knocker to them to finish. If you donate to our campaign, please sew it and I’ll stuff it. (Psst: I will finish it for you!) Video for Flat Knitted Knockers.
— Eileen Adler, Bust Buddies Coordinator
Note: Patterns and photos can also be found on the Guild website under the Philanthropy tab, sub tab Bust Buddies and Softies.