So what seems to happen a lot is that Steph finds interesting online tid-bits--and I get to blog about them. (Cool!)Here's her latest discovery: Woolly breasts appeal goes global
The gist of it is that a hospital has asked volunteers to knit fake breasts.
The knitted facsimiles are used to show new mothers how to breastfeed and how to express milk.
The knitting pattern for the breasts is allegedly being made available online for volunteers to download--but I have searched and searched, and all I find are references to the fact that the pattern is being made available online for volunteers to download and that the source of the pattern is the Lactation Consultants' Association.
But I find no pattern.And I would charitably knit some of these beauties in a heartbeat and send them to Liverpool ASAP if I could get a pattern.
Liverpool, are you out there? Could you please post your pattern?
Knitted breasts reminds me of a similar pattern I came across several years ago and have wanted to knit ever since just for the hell of it--or for novelty gifts for like-minded girlfiends. Check this out (and pause to appreciate the artfully hilarious pictures): knit your own womb.
The creator of the pattern, MK Carroll, has some follow-up on her blog here, including a two-needle version of the pattern and discussion of other knitted body parts.
My only slightly related project was a knitted thong with fur trim which I made for a fairly large man but which seems to fit yours truly (when worn on top of clothing)...