Connect volunteer knitters and crocheters with breast cancer survivors to offer free Knitted Knockers to any woman who wants them. There is a huge demand for Knitted Knockers that can’t be met by any one group but together we can do it! If someone in each area will set a goal of meeting the need in just their county it can happen!
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t 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. Our special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those requesting them.
*estimated December 2021
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Wow! What a group from Connecticut. Check out this update from them!
Hello from Connecticut and Ladies of the Knockers.
Lots of exciting things happening here. Our meetings have moved indoors but group size is limited to 10-12 (social distancing in the shop area available to us.). Folks are really happy to be together again.
And we’re growing!!!!
I did an informational program at our Senior Center and 9 people attended. Turns out all were knitters! They were interested in getting involved so, in light of the space restrictions we are working under in Granby, a second Ladies of the Knockers group was started in the Simsbury Senior Center. No space restrictions there so all the Granby knitters now have another option if we fill up our Granby meeting.
Granby meets 1st Saturday of the month, 3:00-4:30.
Simsbury meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, 2:30-4:00.
We’re about to send 118 Knockers to NJ, for further shipment to the Philippines. This will be our 3rd shipment to Bayanihan Knitted Knockers and we’ll continue to send unstuffed A’s and B’s every few months.
We are also collecting unstuffed Knockers to send to you ladies. Our inventory stays at a level where we can restock 2-3 of our clinics, then we look to supply the Philippines and you.
Our newest knitters had never heard about Knitted Knockers and are thrilled to be involved, as are all us older members. Thank you for all you do and for giving us a wonderful purpose.
With much love,
PS Some pictures are pre covid meetings .