Have you ever come across a phrase that you thought was drop-dead funny and then realized it was totally serious? That was my reaction to Knitted Knockers.
I know, it sounds weird, but let me tell you a little bit about it.
It all started in a Winslow, Maine parking lot. I don’t think there are oodles of things that start in Winslow, Maine parking lots, but I might be wrong. There could be a crazy number of things happening in Winslow, Maine parking lots. Many of them are probably rather suspect, but this interaction was more amusing…at first. Then it became intriguing.
I was sitting in the car while Bill was having an acupuncture treatment. Or a BACKupucnture treatment, as he likes to call them. Bad back, silly puns; that’s my Bill.
Back to the parking lot…
There was a gal in the car next to me who appeared to be doing some sort of needlework. Being the curious knitter I am, I asked what she was working on. She said she was crocheting fake boobs! What the heck?
There is actually an organization called Knitted Knockers. Now I was amused AND impressed at the same time. Whoever came up with the name of the organization was brilliant.
The more I talked to this very engaging lady, the more impressed I was. I remember my Mom dealing with a prosthetic that was heavy and almost intolerable after her surgery. If cancer isn’t enough to bear, women have to be uncomfortable if they don’t want to appear “unbalanced.” I appear unbalanced at the best of times but no one has a prosthetic for that type…yet! Maybe there should be an organization called Knitted Knoggins. Yeah, that would be right up my alley!
Anyhow, back to the parking lot…
I must have had a curious look because this very nice woman went on to explain the ins and outs of Knitted Knockers. I know it’s serious, but I still can’t say, or even think about that name without a chuckle.
Go to www.knittedknockers.org and you will learn all sorts of things about this very impressive organization:
If you want to crochet or knit a Knocker or 2 or 10 or ? Please go to the same website and you will be provided with patterns and information on how to help. Then you will be a Knitted Knocker knitter. I just can’t help myself. The alliteration alone should be worth doing a bit of knitting or giving a donation.
If you have family, a loved one, a friend, a distant acquaintance, ANYONE who needs this type of item, please have them visit www.knittedknockers.org
Any breast cancer survivor will be provided with a Knocker free of charge. FREE KNOCKERS!
How do you get the right size? These things are ingenious in that they can be stuffed as much or as little as you need. Brings a whole new meaning to stuffing one’s bra, doesn’t it?
So now you know why my interaction in the parking lot was so inspiring. I always like to hear about an organization that provides support for those who need it. That was an unintentional pun, I’m so sorry.
You never know who you will meet in a Winslow, Maine parking lot. You certainly never know what they might be doing there. I was lucky enough to meet the inspiring Michele Thornley. If every organization had an advocate like Michele, this would be a much better world.