Woolly Hugs' Knitted Knockers!

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KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jan-13 21:19:00

This is a small project to help our friends out at the Octavia Appeal and the Royal Brompton Hospital.
We have been asked by the Octavia Appeal to help make some Knitted Knockers for the Breastfeeding and Expressing team at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Babies born with heart conditions often find breastfeeding more difficult as they do not have the energy required for it. With so many newborn babies being transferred to the Brompton, it is vital that they help support mothers with this.

Knitted Knockers help the teams teach mothers how to express and also about latching.

So, can you help us?

The knitting pattern is here on our Woolly Hugs' site

The lovely Rubycon has tested it for us and says that it takes approximately 50g (one ball) of yarn plus a little bit for the nipple.

We're suggesting any DK wool that can be machine washed.
The hospital are happy to accept any colours of your choice.

We have a small amount of donor wool available.
PM Pistey if you need donor wool and we'll get some sent to you.

Please send your Knockers flat and Pistey will happily stuff them. smile

We could do with a handful. grin

As ever, many thanks. Bless you... and your knockers. thanks

Awwww, that's smashing pistey. Thanks for letting us know!

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RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 15-Feb-13 14:11:41

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Just popping in to say that we delivered 41 knitted norks to our friends at the Brompton this morning.

What an awesome response, they will help benefit so many babies, mums, families and staff at the hospital, so huge heartfelt thanks to all who contributed in any way.

Just awesome.

There is a bunch each. Thank you. smile

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 09-Feb-13 21:31:23

In case anyone sees this and is distraught. I am taking all norks to the Brompton folk on Friday 15th. So if you still want to make, it just needs to be at mine by Thursday. Speedy Nork Knitting will be required.

First wrote that as Speedy Bork Knotting.

smile

<shuffles off>

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 09-Feb-13 20:37:30

I think all knockers are here now - hooray!! thanksthanksthanks

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Thank you to MermaidSpam for a lovely trio , and a lovely knocker too from NeitherShreddedNorSmug, photos on Facebook already Thank you!

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RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 07-Feb-13 14:31:32

No apologies mermaid, thank you. I am passing them on to the Brompton next Friday, so you see, plenty of time smile

And Oooooooooooo at pressie! thanks

Mermaidspam Thu 07-Feb-13 14:10:36

Very very sorry for my lateness but my Knitty norks are winging their way to you Pistey (with a little pressie for you).

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RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 06-Feb-13 19:52:44

Smashing knocker arrived safely today grin
From the lovely MinnieBar, thank you X thanks

Picture of nork already on Facebook

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 06-Feb-13 19:41:51

Evening Knockers wine

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 05-Feb-13 09:10:35

I'm wondering if there are any more knockers to be posted?

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 04-Feb-13 20:47:09

Huzzah! It was grin

A smashing one arrived from OpheliaBumps...

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Picture on Facebook, go see!

Thank you thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 04-Feb-13 07:53:29

Today is going to be a knocker day, I just know it grin

<gets stuffing ready>

KnottyLocks Sun 03-Feb-13 07:56:34

Ophelia, all is good smile

Very much look forward to seeing your fabulous knockers grin

OpheliaBumps Germany Sat 02-Feb-13 21:05:07

Hi. <shuffles in loking guilty>

I finally posted my knocker and 2 squares today, sorry they're so late, I've not even got an excuse except crapness!

They've gone first class so hopefully should be with you on Monday.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 02-Feb-13 16:02:49

Smashing Knockers!

thanksthanksthanksthanks Arriving safely today from DancesWithWoolsEnPointe and KnitterNotTwitter. Looking good grin

Thank you so much thanks thanksthanksthanksthanksthanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Feb-13 21:11:17

Norktastic!

Knockers arriving today from PurpleFrog and JulesJules who dedicates hers to the Purple Knitted Nork Advisory Team (PKNAT) who helped her here on the thread, I think that was PurpleFrog and PurpleKittyKnitting grin

Thank you! X

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KnottyLocks Fri 01-Feb-13 07:13:28

Top knockers, ladies! smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 01-Feb-13 06:58:17

Morning smile

That's a lot of boobs grin Well done for stuffing them so quickly!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 31-Jan-13 17:06:10

Huge thanks this afternoon thanks thanks

Gorgeous norks arriving from RiaOvertheRainbow, DroitwichMummy, foxache and TheWoollyBacksWife

<stuff stuff stuff>

The photos are already in the album. Go see!

My parcel will have my knocker, square for Lemon's blanket and a Billie blanket. I'll be heading off to the post office when I pick DS up from school. I'll have to bribe him with chocolate buttons. He loves coming to the post office grin

There will be a knocker knocking on your door from me soon... going in the post today :-)

JulesJules Netherlands Wed 30-Jan-13 11:04:29

Right. Am off to Post Office with my purple nork...

DH has been given instructions to post my box of woolly goodies today - knocker included

PurpleFrog Wed 30-Jan-13 09:01:04

Bah - that really does scupper my plans for photographing my Angel Hugs in daylight! For a moment I thought about leaving work early, so that I could do photos late afternoon, but remembered there are homemade cakes with afternoon coffee today at 4.00pm! grin I'll just have to do my best with artificial light this evening!

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