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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

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jan-13 22:07:31

PMing you now smile And thank you!

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jan-13 22:08:07

Katee, PM Pistey (RatherBeOnThePiste) when you are ready to send and she'll give you the details. Many thanks.

PurpleKittyKnitting Tue 08-Jan-13 22:08:33

OK, I will write out/print off pattern and we will see. I don't think we can get them done in time but we can do some and then when they are needed again they are ready. Might do some novelty colours!

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jan-13 22:08:51

Aha! grin

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jan-13 22:11:42

That would be great, PKK. Thank you. Novelty colours, eh? grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jan-13 22:13:28


MrsKwazii Tue 08-Jan-13 22:29:31

Lovely knitted norks Dilly <innocent face> wink

Mermaidspam Tue 08-Jan-13 22:36:37

Ooh, I'm in!

PurpleKittyKnitting Tue 08-Jan-13 22:45:40

yes, novelty colours! Purple, green, red!!

OpheliaBumps Tue 08-Jan-13 22:52:20

Oh I'm sure I could rustle up a knocker, they are fab! I just hope the lovely lady in our post office doesn't ask what it is this time (she usually asks about the squares and mini hugs etc) grin

Marvellous! I'm taking the Amtrak again next week, this will guarantee nobody sits beside me again. I'll do one.

RiaOverTheRainbow Wed 09-Jan-13 04:54:28

Looks like fun, I'll give it a go. I even have flesh coloured acrylic!

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 09-Jan-13 06:49:12

Shredded - please please do, grin I have visions of you now, send me a photo!

and Ophelia grin My lovely Postie always asks what we are up to and how it's going, even if I don't tell her exactly I shall be arfing inside! <beams>

Thinking I need to go to Blogfest next year, sounds like they had a right blast wine

Going to have a look at the crochet pattern when I get a mo, and hoping there is a place for a wonky knocker.


Just off to PMs, as ever, huge thanks for all the marvellous support thanks

droitwichmummy Wed 09-Jan-13 08:44:33

Knitted novelty knockers! Will knock some out if I can squeeze them in. Should have suitable wool in my cleavage stash grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 09-Jan-13 08:45:20

Can you make them on the train? I do hope so.

droitwichmummy Wed 09-Jan-13 08:53:21

As I was typing that 2 men got on and stood right behind my seat! It's been years since I got my knockers out on the train. <misspent youth blush>

Youcanringmybell Wed 09-Jan-13 09:12:14

Before I start woolley hugs squares can I ask if this is an urgent request or can it wait a couple of weeks? thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 09-Jan-13 10:12:23


We are looking to the end of January for these. Hoping to combine a delivery of Angel Hugs and Knockers to the Brompton end of Jan, beginning February.

Hope to come back with a deadline later.

And thank you!

kateecass Wed 09-Jan-13 11:07:23

Got your PM thanks Pistey. Been through my stash and find my boob coloured wool so will get on it.

Youcanringmybell Wed 09-Jan-13 12:22:23

Thanks Pistey, end of January should be fine smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 09-Jan-13 14:16:41

Thank you X

GetOnYourDancingShoes Wed 09-Jan-13 17:33:40

I'll do some to send with the Angel Hug I've just finished.

Will be a bit different to knitting blankies and they say that variety is the spice of life, don't they? grin (well that's the most exciting my life is going to get, at any rate)

droitwichmummy Wed 09-Jan-13 18:44:40

Ravelry page set up so you can flash your knockers before posting if you want to show the world what you have grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Wed 09-Jan-13 19:01:13

I can't wait to see my sons reaction. He was almost overwhelmed by Ruby's knocker. Now we are going to be inundated. grin

BigStickBIWI Wed 09-Jan-13 19:10:01

I was at Blogfest and I don't remember seeing anyone's knockers [disappointed]

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