Saturday, May 29, 2010

Knitting something different for baby

“When a baby is on its way, mothers-to-be can often expect a plethora of knitted presents such as clothes and blankets.
Now one group of women is shaking up the tradition – commissioned by the NHS to knit 150 woollen breasts. The models, made by the Somerset Mothers’ Union, are being used to teach techniques for breast feeding – and how to deal with problems such as blocked ducts and mastitis. […]
Knitted breasts have been popular in the US for some time, where groups such as Knitting for Knockers make prosthetics for women hit by breast cancer.
Patterns are available online.”

Metro, 27 May 2010, p.35


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