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3 days ago

Knitted Knockers

Christel, our super volunteer who handles our "contact@knittedknockers.org" correspondence got this. Thought you might enjoy it like we did.
"Hey there,
I figured you’d get a kick out of this follow-up after you’d been so
helpful in making sure I had picked out the right yarn and letting me know how many Knitted Knockers I’d be able to make with them.
I made a pair for my mother, who recently had a double mastectomy. As you can imagine, she’s still quite sensitive in the area where the surgery was performed, but she wanted to try these out.
I made them out of the Cascade Ultra Pima White Peach yarn and they feel absolutely amazing. They seem very realistic to the touch and the color is very skin-like.
I sent them off to my mother and she and everyone else have been
raving about them ever since. Apparently she’s showing them to
everyone and they all think these things are a work of art. I let
them know that I can’t take credit for the design and I just followed
step-by-step instructions, but I have to agree that they’re very
beautiful when they’re finished. It’s fascinating how the little
triangle that they are as you make them turn into these beautiful
swirls when they’re filled.
She hasn’t yet gone to get one of the special bras that are made for
inserts, but she managed to put them into her old bras and that
worked fine. My aunt also sent her a camisole that has some sort of
special pockets for breast inserts and that also works well. She says
they look great and they feel great.
Anyway, she loves them and we owe it all to you. Thank you for making it possible for her to have a positive experience in all of this."
Thank you for making knitted knockers for your Mom! knittedknockers.org
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Christel, our super volunteer who handles our contact@knittedknockers.org correspondence got this. Thought you might enjoy it like we did.
Hey there,
I figured youd get a kick out of this follow-up after youd been so
helpful in making sure I had picked out the right yarn and letting me know how many Knitted Knockers Id be able to make with them.
I made a pair for my mother, who recently had a double mastectomy. As you can imagine, shes still quite sensitive in the area where the surgery was performed, but she wanted to try these out.
I made them out of the Cascade Ultra Pima White Peach yarn and they feel absolutely amazing. They seem very realistic to the touch and the color is very skin-like.
I sent them off to my mother and she and everyone else have been
raving about them ever since. Apparently shes showing them to
everyone and they all think these things are a work of art. I let
them know that I cant take credit for the design and I just followed
step-by-step instructions, but I have to agree that theyre very
beautiful when theyre finished. Its fascinating how the little
triangle that they are as you make them turn into these beautiful
swirls when theyre filled.
She hasnt yet gone to get one of the special bras that are made for
inserts, but she managed to put them into her old bras and that
worked fine. My aunt also sent her a camisole that has some sort of
special pockets for breast inserts and that also works well. She says
they look great and they feel great.
Anyway, she loves them and we owe it all to you. Thank you for making it possible for her to have a positive experience in all of this.
Thank you for making knitted knockers for your Mom! knittedknockers.org

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Beautiful!!

Lovely!!!!

So Beautiful? Transformation can begin with small but meaningful steps. A patient had this to say after trying on a Knitted Knocker, "Can't believe something small like this can change my attitude and confidence like this?"

I can’t knit but I’d love to learn how to crochet these!!

Amazing talent!

Brilliant!💖

Beautiful. Years ago, I asked on Facebook if Someone could make me one with Wonder Woman colors. A Lovely Lady in London, UK made me 2 of them. I wear them every day.

My mom had her breast removed due to breast cancer, and she had one of those silicone ones. It was hot and uncomfortable. I wish these had been around when she needed one, but I'm glad that they're available for women who need them.

Amazing

This is so beautiful. I would really like a set of these. Wearing prosthesis are very hot and my chest breaks out. Can you send me some?

What an incredible gift

They are the absolute best…cannot say enough about the comfort. I have had a double mastectomy and these make life so much better.

This is why we enjoy knitting them!! Thanks Linda Gepper for sharing this post

Love the colors so pretty

I wear these every day! I love mine! I've had several prosthesis and they're super hot and heavy. If you are curious to try these…….don't hesitate. Game changer for breast cancer warriors!! ❤

If it wasn't for www.knittedknockersuk.com/ (and organisations like you), I wouldn't exist, I wouldn't be with my bosom buddy Pam and Pam wouldn't have me, knowing that I was made with love and TLC. We knockers are all works of art. In years to come, I foretell a vision of art galleries, throughout the world, filled with pictures of beautiful knockers and their bosom buddies with stories of how they have positively changed the lives of so many women; with donations going to knocker and breast cancer charities and even winning the Turner Prize 🙂

What yarn is used in this picture? Is it one of the accepted yarns? The text says Cascade Ultra Pima White Peach was usef. A Google search brings up solid colors. TIA

Love mine!

So grateful to have you helping so many🙏🤗

God bless these volunteers.

Thank you. Love mine.

Knockers are my go to knitting project. Always have one on the needles.

what is the stuffing..kindly let me know

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5 days ago

Knitted Knockers

Meet the “Made With Love” Group at Cynthia’s Corner Yarn Shop in Gainesville, Texas. Serving the Spanish speaking community and women of the great state of Texas! These knitters and crocheters began to meet several years ago to use their talents for good while enjoying each other’s company. Initially, they made requested items for two senior living facilities and a family violence shelter. In 2016 knitted knockers entered the project list, along with giving afghans to victims of fires and tornadoes. This small group of women in a rural community began to have a big impact on their local area, and beyond. How small a group, and how small a community? Maybe ten members on a good day, in a town of 16,000.

2017 was a banner year for Made With Love. In November, they became state providers for Knitted Knockers. The following month they delivered 117 afghans to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas, Texas. No one wondered what these women were doing in their spare time!

Since becoming state providers, the Made With Love group has provided knockers for more than one thousand women, primarily in Texas. Currently, they are helping Ohio as well. They have served the Hispanic community in Texas in Spanish and created the first translation of the care sheets into Spanish used by knittedknockers.org. What of their other projects? Those are ongoing. "Disaster afghans", stuffed animals for the family violence shelter, hats, mittens, washcloths for the homeless facility…whatever is needed, wherever it’s needed, these women meet the challenge.

How has Covid changed this? The full group can now meet only on Zoom. Groups of two or three at a time can meet at the shop to work and visit. They have had to forego birthday meals and holiday gatherings. Instead of making meals for members who are ill, phone calls, Facetime, and Zoom have to suffice. Members who aren’t able, or aren’t comfortable to leave home are now making knockers and sending them to the shop. There are also half a dozen knitters in distant communities who make knockers and mail them in.

Texans are proud of being "good neighbors". To the women of Made With Love, anyone in need is a neighbor.

Thank you Made with Love for providing comfort and dignity to the women of Texas! knittedknockers.org
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Meet the “Made With Love” Group at Cynthia’s Corner Yarn Shop in Gainesville, Texas. Serving the Spanish speaking community and women of the great state of Texas! These knitters and crocheters began to meet several years ago to use their talents for good while enjoying each others company. Initially, they made requested items for two senior living facilities and a family violence shelter. In 2016 knitted knockers entered the project list, along with giving afghans to victims of fires and tornadoes. This small group of women in a rural community began to have a big impact on their local area, and beyond. How small a group, and how small a community? Maybe ten members on a good day, in a town of 16,000.

2017 was a banner year for Made With Love. In November, they became state providers for Knitted Knockers. The following month they delivered 117 afghans to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas, Texas. No one wondered what these women were doing in their spare time!

Since becoming state providers, the Made With Love group has provided knockers for more than one thousand women, primarily in Texas. Currently, they are helping Ohio as well. They have served the Hispanic community in Texas in Spanish and created the first translation of the care sheets into Spanish used by knittedknockers.org.  What of their other projects? Those are ongoing. Disaster afghans, stuffed animals for the family violence shelter, hats, mittens, washcloths for the homeless facility...whatever is needed, wherever its needed, these women meet the challenge.

How has Covid changed this? The full group can now meet only on Zoom. Groups of two or three at a time can meet at the shop to work and visit. They have had to forego birthday meals and holiday gatherings. Instead of making meals for members who are ill, phone calls, Facetime, and Zoom have to suffice. Members who arent able, or arent comfortable to leave home are now making knockers and sending them to the shop. There are also half a dozen knitters in distant communities who make knockers and mail them in. 

Texans are proud of being good neighbors. To the women of Made With Love, anyone in need is a neighbor.

Thank you Made with Love for providing comfort and dignity to the women of Texas! knittedknockers.org

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Many thanks appreciate your work💕

Thank you!

Appreciate everyone of you!

Well done ladies!

Thank you all!!💕

Thanks ladies!👍❤️

You are all wonderful!

You ladies are the best. Thank you so much .you are a blessing to so many. God bless all of you

Thank You all so much!

You ladies totally ROCK..

Great name

Amazing women!

Thank you making Knitted Knockers😇😇😇

Thank you so much!!!

THANK YOU♡♡♡♡

Thank you for way you do!

I received my Knitted Knockers some years ago. I still love them. Thank you ladies and God bless you.

What would I do without you all?

Good job ladies

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1 week ago

Knitted Knockers

Email received about article:
"The article in "Women’s World" is beautiful and so joyful. It was much needed . The sun came out by reading it. I am so glad all is well with the group. Love, Pauline". If you missed it you can still get it online but here is the lovely article in Woman’s World magazine dated Nov 9, 2020. Share to help spread the word :-). knittedknockers.org
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Email received about article:
The article in Womens World is beautiful and so joyful.  It was much needed . The sun came out by reading it.  I am so glad all is well with the group.  Love, Pauline. If you missed it you can still get it online but here is the lovely article in Womans World magazine dated Nov 9, 2020.  Share to help spread the word :-). knittedknockers.org

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I saw it in that magazine! Thank you for all you do!

Fantastic organization. I’m blest to be one of the volunteers. God has his hand in Knitted Knockers. So glad to be able to give. You want more info contact. KnittedKnockers.org

Forgot to say they is absolutely no charge to the ladies who request them

It's cold here in Idaho, my knitted knockers keep this very flat chest warm

I love my knitted knockers. The only prosthetic I’ve used since my double mastectomy in March

Well Deserved Tribute to my friend Barbara Demorest with a heart of gold as she spreads out love, care and kindness to women impacted by breast cancer all over the world. Knitted Knockers transform lives! Thank you Barbs and all volunteers involved in this cause in one way or another. May God richly reward each one of you!

You gave me hope, love, and kindness when I had my double mastectomy last year. Thank you so much to all of you. You are all amazing and so appreciated! ❤️

I love my knitted knickers! So lightweight and easy to wear! Thank you ladies so much! You are truely a blessing!

I read the article and as my daughter is in need of a knocker (or will be on the 19th of November), I contacted them and already have the knocker here at home to give her. A wonderful organization of loving and caring women. Thank you for being there.

I've been a fan for years. So comfortable.

Peggy Shipman-Stock this is Knitted Knockers that I mentioned when you were here last

What issue is this article in?

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3 weeks ago

Knitted Knockers

Who would have thought knitted knockers could act as protective gear?
One of our recipients just shared, through Facebook, that she was in an automobile accident last week. A semi truck, changing lanes without seeing her, hit her car, spinning her around and hitting her 2-3 times. She had bruises all over and a concussion, but she said her chest wall had absolutely no bruises whatsoever. She attributed it to her knockers that absorbed the impact! She noted that if she had had reconstructive surgery, the implants might have burst, so she felt very, very lucky. Wow! knittedknockers.org
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Who would have thought knitted knockers could act as protective gear?
One of our recipients just shared, through Facebook, that she was in an automobile accident last week. A semi truck, changing lanes without seeing her, hit her car, spinning her around and hitting her 2-3 times.  She had bruises all over and a concussion, but she said her chest wall had absolutely no bruises whatsoever. She attributed it to her knockers that absorbed the impact!  She noted that if she had had reconstructive surgery, the implants might have burst, so she felt very, very lucky. Wow! knittedknockers.org

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Même sans accident c’est une invention géniale !

I have a pair, love them

I have a pair, love them. Someday I would love to have an animal one

And this is another reason why I knit knockers! So glad to hear she is okay💗

thank you all for what you do!!

God’s hand is in Knitted Knockers

Amazing!

In few month I need it ! Where can I chose it?

I love mine. I only have one and I’m comfortable and confident when I wear it. God Bless all the ladies who make these amazing Knitted Knockers. ❤️

Knittedknockers.org

So glad to learn this!

Wow, that's great news!!

I would love to be able to make & donate these – but I have not been able to master the multiple, double pointed needles – is there a you tube instruction video?

Beautiful, Inspiring Story! Knitted Knockers aren't just Protective, they can be Life-Transforming also, I will never forget one survivor in Rwanda looking at me after being fitted with a Knitted Knocker and saying, "Mbaye Umuntu" in Kinyarwanda, meaning "I'm a human being again" losing a breast had dehumanized? This simple product has greater impact than meets the eye and it's made with love by people who really care. Contact me if you would like to accept my challenge #helpherregainherdiginity with the goal to make Knitted Knockers accessible and Free to all women who lose their breasts to cancer in Africa bciafrica@gmail.com Thank you.

They've gave me ma life back. Thank u x

I love this story, well, not that u were in an accident, but that those fluffy little pillows were protective!! i've worn mine for years!!

Wow. I am so grateful for mine.

Excellent!

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3 weeks ago

Knitted Knockers

Grocery shopping? Pick up the latest Woman’s World. There’s a surprise in there. Hint knittedknockers.org! #knittedknockers See MoreSee Less

Grocery shopping? Pick up the latest Womans World. Theres a surprise in there. Hint knittedknockers.org! #knittedknockers

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Awesome 😊

Uh oh…..prepare to get busy! 😁

Wonderful.

❤️🙏🙏🙏

A wonderful organization

Super!!

Great job

Go Go Barbara Demorest!🌷🌷🌷🌷💕

My mom just told me about this today. At 88 years old, she crochets every day. Now she is interested in making these. A wonderful idea.

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3 weeks ago

Knitted Knockers

knittedknockers.org has 725 medical clinics waiting for a local knitter/crocheter or group to adopt them! Read all about our adoption program on our website here: www.knittedknockers.org/adopt-a-medical-clinic/
Then, take a look at our map (scroll to the bottom of the page) to see if there is a clinic near you that is waiting! If you find one, email Jael at medical@knittedknockers.org and she will provide the contact information and even unstuffed knockers to get you started!
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knittedknockers.org has 725 medical clinics waiting for a local knitter/crocheter or group to adopt them! Read all about our adoption program on our website here: https://www.knittedknockers.org/adopt-a-medical-clinic/
Then, take a look at our map (scroll to the bottom of the page) to see if there is a clinic near you that is waiting! If you find one, email Jael at medical@knittedknockers.org and she will provide the contact information and even unstuffed knockers to get you started!

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Angelique Randall

Cheryl Kaper

Thanks for sharing this, Marjorie Kuhnel Wozniak!

I'm having a difficult time finding yarn from the approved list. is there a place where people have found available yarn in lots of skin colors? I really want to knit knockers but am struggling with this part. Thanks!

I’ve been finding Coboo at Walmart consistently over the last few months. They’re getting a better twist on it now, and the finished knocker is super soft.

I'm not sure I understand. What does it mean to adopt a clinic?

Is there a certain type of yarn used? My mom is interested.

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4 weeks ago

Knitted Knockers

A Cornucopia of love and caring. Check out the Candy Corn knocker!!!
knittedknockers.org
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #breastcancerawareness #charityknit #knittedknockers
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A Cornucopia of love and caring.  Check out the Candy Corn knocker!!!
knittedknockers.org
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #breastcancerawareness #charityknit #knittedknockers

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❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

Thank you all ❤❤❤

What an amazing bunch of people!! Such a wonderful thing!❤❤❤

Awesome

Those are great!!!

Love your sense of humor. I sure enjoy my knockers. They give me peace.

Perfect and a wonderful gift for those in need! ❤️

I've been making knockers for years here in Arizona, and now my 48 year old daughter has breast cancer?

Love these and truly love my knitted knockers and your organization!

You ladies are amazing. My knitted knockers were life changing for me. I’m forever grateful. God bless you.

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