We are launching a community knitting project for breast cancer awareness month. Knitted Knockers is an international project that works to provide women with hand-knitted and crocheted breast prostheses in 100% cotton yarn.
For October’s special project, we are meeting every Saturday afternoon in October at Feel Good Cafe, Street 136 (near riverside) between 2-5pm.
For those weeknight warriors, come and see us on Weds Oct 15 and Thurs Oct 30, 6:30 pm at Java Cafe.
Our goal in October: 50 knockers! These will be provided to women in Cambodia who have had mastectomies. We’re working in conjunction with the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE’s Breast Cancer Initiative, that provides education, screening and treatment to women who are poor. Read their recent newsletter here.
Cambodia Knits is donating yarn and stuffing and selling their lovely bamboo needles to make one. We will have materials to get you started at our first meeting in October. Crocheters are also welcome to join and we’ll have a few hooks for sale too. If you live in Phnom Penh and want to buy supplies, visit the Cambodia Knits shop on Street 113 just across from Toul Sleng.
Patterns are available here: http://www.knittedknockers.org/make-a-knocker/
For our needleworkers living outside of Cambodia, we will take the knockers anytime so get them to Cambodia Knits and they will help to pass them along. This project will make a difference. For only 2-3 hours of knit/crochet time, you can help a woman with a very special gift.