NEW! ”The Knockers Project”
Knit or Crochet a Breast Prosthesis
A friend, and breast cancer survivor, came in the shop and asked me if I would get involved in “The Knockers Project” , in which knitters and crocheters help victims of breast cancer by making breast prostheses. I said, “Of course, I would LOVE to help,” and I immediately went home and crocheted my first breast. But, I need help, and I am hoping to enlist some volunteer knitters and crocheters to help me supply the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center with bags of boobs. If you would like to help, just download one of these patterns (or find one you like better) and get started! For knitters, you may want to use The Knitted Knockers Pattern. For crocheters, this Breast Cancer Survivor’s Pattern uses worsted weight yarn and a G hook.
Boobies should be knit or crocheted in a soft, machine washable yarn and can be designed to be realistic, neon, tattooed – use your imagination! Some have beads sewn on to create the nipple. Have fun with it!
I am hoping that this will be an ongoing project, and several “bags of boobs” will arrive at the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center.
Keep Kids Warm Project – We Received an Award!!! Click Here
The purpose of the “Keep Kids Warm Project” is to get hand made, warm hats, mittens and scarves to children and families who don’t have proper winter clothing. In these tough economic times, there are so many parents who work very hard every day just to make ends meet. Sometimes they are too proud to ask for assistance or sometimes they don’t qualify for charity help, because their income is just over poverty level. I want to provide local school offices with hand made hats, mittens and scarves to be given to children who come to school every day with cold hands and heads. As a retired school principal, I know that school officials have insight into the families who might be struggling and need the garments. The Keep Kids Warm Project will work to supply local schools with soft, warm hand made items.
Would You Like to Help?
I am recruiting volunteer knitters and crocheters who would like to create stylish and warm hats, mittens and scarves and donate them. This is not limited to the holidays, but will be an ongoing winter long project. Hand made items can be dropped off at the shop at 16 Brinkerhoff Street in Downtown Plattsburgh.
What do I knit?
Any hand knit or crocheted design is welcome. Think of this as your chance to experiment with color and style. I know that slouch hats are very popular, and the scarf fashion for winter is for narrow, long designs. For inspiration, you can find them easily on ravelry.com as well as the free patterns on the Cascade Yarn website.