Sunday, 1 March 2015

MAKING A TIT OF YOUR SELF

This last has week it has been all about boobs, breasts, jugs, tits, what ever you want to call them.
Inspired by reading this article about a group of women in the Outer Hebrides knitting boobs like they are going out of fashion, I did some further reading as to why they are partaking in this strange activity.

 
The woolly boobs are used by midwives as a teaching aide for new mothers learning about breast feeding. Now I have a wonderful friend who decided that three kids, a lack of money and a husband that works away in Switzerland a lot was not going to stop here from pursuing her dream of becoming a midwife. I'm really not actually sure how she does it, the idea of returning to college now fills me with terror. Never mind studying something that means you don't necessarily get the school holidays off and have to work night shifts.
I asked her if she fancied a knitted tit and funnily enough she said yes.

 
So there it is a knitted tit.
Doing this has also rekindled my love of knitting which is a bonus.
I used this pattern if anyone else out there knows a midwife in need and fancies making one.
Love Nora xxx

6 comments:

  1. Before reading this post, I'd not had any notion of this project.
    Thank you very much for letting more of us know about what our knitting might contribute.

    xo

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  2. What a wonderful post which brought a real smile to my face ... I imagined explaining to all and sundry what I was knitting. Not a task for a train journey ...!

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  3. What a laugh. This image wouldn't be allowed to be shown on Facebook of course, if the furore on there this week about the stitched, naked woman's body is anything to go by.

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  4. This is ace. I think that they would make great pin cushions, or just cushions. Is there not a group knitting boobs for people who have had mastectomies? Xx

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  5. I love this!
    When I did my art Foundation my fab mate crocheted me some nipples for my outfits....I had completely forgotten until I saw his x

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