Friday, August 14, 2015

Knitters, Crocheters... we need you! heart emoticon Mainely Hugs, a chapter of the Knitted Knockers

    Mainely Hugs is a new chapter of the Knitted Knockers organization that provides knitted and crocheted breast forms to women who have had a mastectomy. These knitted and crocheted breast forms are lightweight & soft. The materials are donated and there is no charge to the women who receive them. As we are only beginning to grow, we are seeking volunteer knitters and crocheters. Additionally we ask for donations of yarn, soft stuffing, double point knitting needles, straight knitting needles & crochet hooks. About 50 yards of yarn is needed to make one (50 gram ball or skein of yarn makes two). Crocheting takes a bit more yarn to keep stitches loose and soft. The breast forms come in all sizes and colors. We use no wool, only soft yarns such as sport or baby yarn. We are mindful of allergies and itching issues caused by some natural fibers. We provide patterns for both knitting and crocheting and have how to videos online to simplify. Crafters will master these patterns quickly. It takes only about 3-4 hours to make each one. If you or someone you know can help, please join us. Our goal is 150+ by end of October. Make just one or one hundred, we appreciate all efforts big and small. We are grateful for any materials or supplies that are donated. We strive to make sure nothing goes to waste. Help us make a difference in the lives of women recovering from breast cancer.
      Thank you, Kim Scott
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