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.




49 thoughts on “Knitted Knockers

  1. Linda, do you realize what you have done? You have given me a chuckle and educated me at the same time. It does sound like and organization the we all can support. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I have never heard of this but wow! What a great cause. Having cancer changes a person completely and so having these things that can make you feel comfortable with yourself and not self conscious is so so important and much needed. I can understand why you had a chuckle, the name is pretty funny. Maybe that’s the point!? Get the conversation started!

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  3. This gave me a chuckle too! Who doesn’t like to laugh at the word knockers?! Seriously though, what an awesome cause!! My grandma had breast cancer, and I can really remember how awful it for her. She had a double mastectomy and was so embarrassed by that. You are so wonderful to share this! I’m definitely going to check out their website! And reading this reminded me that I need to get my mammogram that I’ve been putting off for too long…. You always make me smile 🙂

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      1. Aww, you are welcome!! Yes, mam!! I see my gyn next week for the dreaded lady exam, so time to get the boobs checked along with it!! Better safe than sorry…I should have done it in February when I had my bday, but I got the flu then had another bout with pneumonia and it slipped my mind. Ugh! I’m going to try and do it Friday before I see her next week in the hopes she will have it back before I get in there….less suspense that way!! 🙂

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          1. I had a baseline one at 38 because I was having awful pain that just turned out that I have cysts everywhere…lucky me. But it was otherwise normal, so they didn’t want me to have another one until 40! That was the one I missed in February so at least I haven’t been too late since that’s just 5 months. I hope that won’t make a difference…

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              1. Thanks! Forty is the new twenty or something though some days I feel like I’m 60, lol. I’m going to hold on to what you said!! It’s definitely not acceptable…I think I have enough on my medical plate…whew! But I’m a tough girl and will always take what comes my way. Still…it will be fine like you said 🙂

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  4. At first glance , I thought this was a post about new range of bras for grannies, because a beauty blogger has a really similar name to yours.
    Ok, then looked properly and saw it was you and thought you’d come up with a funny phrase a la builders wolf whistling to female passers by going, “Oi, nice knitted knockers, love! ”
    Then when I finally read it in realised- I actually know what they are!! We used them in a breastfeeding class with little baby dolls to show correct positioning of the booby.
    Oh my gosh. Too funny 😂😂
    And what an amazing and heartwarming thing they actually are !💜

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          1. 😂
            So I wanted to ask about tomorrow – obviously I’ve never guest posted before, so what’s the blogging etiquette here? Do I reblog onto my site when you post it? Do I not?! 😲

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            1. Sorry for the late reply. I’ve been gone all day and I”m just getting home.

              I would love it if you reblogged it on your site. I’d like you to mention that it was published on my blog with a link. I think they call that a ping back. I’m still learning.

              The point is that you get read by my people and hopefully, you’ll expose my blog to your people. It’s a heck of a lot easier than a tag or award, but it still broadens the exposure. I’ll post the rules at the bottom of your post so, hopefully, some of your folks will want to participate, too!

              I expect I’ll publish it mid-day so we will have time to talk about it before then. Are you excited? I am! I think this is going to be fun!

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              1. Yes I’m so excited!
                That sounds brilliant. Makes a lot of sense too!
                I am so looking forward to it. Can’t wait!
                Let me know when your going to press! 😂

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                1. Will do! I hope you gain a few followers from this. When I did a guest post on Mohamad’s blog I got a bunch of new people. Of course, he’s got five times the followers than I do, but Still! 😉


                  1. I know! He supports EVERYONE, really admire that .
                    I hope so. I love your idea. I’m going to want to do it again, I know it!
                    Your blog is so warm and funny so if any of your people like my blog , too I’ll be over the moon!

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  5. For some reason my mind instantly went underwear but I think I confused knickers with knockers. That’s so awesome! Who wouldn’t want to stuff their bra for a cool cause like this?! Thanks for sharing Linda 🙂

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  6. I just recently learned about this as well and I think it’s a beautiful alternative to my he heavy prosthetic. I can relate with you on laughing about the term first before I learned more. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. Xo

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  7. This is the best thing I have ever heard! I love the idea, and I love that this organization is helping women who are going through a hard time find a little more confidence in their bodies.


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