Knit-A-Tit

© 2005 Beryl Tsang

Oh, you read that right!

Knitters and persons who support fundraising for breast cancer are my favorite people!  Combine the two and wowza: Knit-A-Tit!  The knitting of soft, comfortable fiber prostheses (a Tit-Bit) was “invented” by a breast cancer survivor some years back.  Beryl Tsang was a 37 year-old breast cancer survivor who inspired a legion of knitters to help their fellow sisters not only in the fight against this horrible disease, but the right (and privilege) to wear something soft and comfortable, as opposed to rubbery and bulky, against their skin.  Now women are knitting sweet, sassy, cool Tit-Bits, Knit-A-Tits, etc.   I encourage you to visit Tit-Bits and read Beryl’s inspiring story.

Now what is even more inspiring to me are the women and men holding knitting parties wherein they make and give away dozens and dozens of these awesome, made with love, knitted prostheses!

If you are anywhere in the Ozarks on October 8, please visit the über cool yarn store One City Market in Rogersville, Missouri.  Starting at 10 a.m. you will witness approximately 100 women (and men!) knitting away for women they don’t even know. . . .  How cool is that?

Want to help, but won’t be in Missouri October 8?  Grab your needles and check out the pattern on knitty.com!  I guarantee there is a woman in your life who would be honored to wear your tit!

Major, major karma points.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

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  3. rlbates
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 07:25:48

    Wonderful! I tweeted this out to share it with my friends. Enjoyed meeting you this past Saturday.

    Reply

  4. Suzanne
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 23:52:54

    I love this knit-a-tit idea. Absolutely amazing. Saturday was so much fun, I absolutely loved sharing a table with you, chatting, and getting to know you!!!

    Reply

  5. Jayne
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 09:57:15

    Wow I love this! I wish I could knit.

    Reply

  6. Joyce
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 07:53:33

    I still want to make these!

    Reply

  7. Stacey
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 21:47:32

    Very, very cool. I’m glad you said it.

    Reply

  8. nancyspoint
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 18:42:01

    Wow, I’m always amazed at what people come up with!

    Reply

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