October is Breast cancer awareness month if you are planning an event and fancied knitting a boob to raise awareness you can get a pattern (and donate your finished boobs) from Bliss or from Loving Hands  They are certainly conversation starters. If they can be used to demonstrate how to breastfeed there is no reason why they can’t be used to show women how to check their breasts correctly too.

Knitted boob
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I thought I’d start this blog about my adventures in stitching with my entry to a rather unusual competition.

Big baggy boob

Big baggy boob

The charity knitting group I belong to – Loving Hands – knits ‘boobs’ to aid in teaching women how to breastfeed (not everyone wants their own manhandled). One day someone stitched a funny face on theirs and sparked an idea for a competition. The ‘pimp my boob’ competition was born! It will be judged in the next few weeks and the entries will then be auctioned off to raise money for a breast cancer charity.  It’s big because I had to use large needles, it’s baggy because I used plastic bags rather than wool and, well, it looks like a boob.

close up of knitted plastic

close up of knitted plastic

As this wasn’t really a ‘pimped’ boob I had another idea but I’m not very happy with the result – presenting Boob tube …

Boob tube

Boob tube

It’s a rough approximation of the London tube map but I hope it is vaguely recognisable. I’ve seen a sneak preview of some of the entries – ‘here comes the boob’ complete with wedding dress and bouquet, ‘Princess Tittyarna’ – with her own throne to name a couple. Once the judging has been done I hope to link to the results here too.