If you’re looking for knockers (prosthetic breasts), or you want to contribute making knockers, feel free to message Handmade Knockers – Cebu facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pink October is over, but I just want to post some photos during the knockers session in the previous months. Also, the handmade knockers is an ongoing project. You can ask for yarns from Handmade Knockers – Cebu page if you want to make knockers, or if you finished knockers to donate.
But first let me repost Yasmin Jumao-as’s invitation last year to give you a history of how Cebu Crochet Group started contributing handmade knockers.
“This will probably be my longest post in our group. Not solely crochet, but still fiber art-related.
Seven years ago, my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She had a number of procedures before she finally had a total mastectomy. She still has annual check-ups – thank God she is cancer-free. For a number years after her surgery, she used a silicone prosthesis, as she opted not to undergo breast reconstruction. This was uncomfortable for her as the prosthesis was heavy, would abrade her scar and was very warm to the skin.
Early last year, I learned about the knitted knockers movement in the US. I downloaded both the knit and crochet patterns for the knockers and was able to make a few for my Mum and very good highschool friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy last year. They say the handmade knockers are definitely more comfortable than the silicone prosthesis.
Last October, I made a few knockers and donated them to the ICanserve foundation. This year, I hope to make more so that somehow, in my own little way, I am able to help these courageous women and let them know that they are not alone in their fight against breast cancer.
Please let me know if you are interested in making and donating knockers, too. I’ll be sharing the crochet and knit patterns for the knockers in the comments below.”Yasmin Jumao-as
This year, we received an overwhelming support from the crocheters / knitters, and also support from outside the crochet group.
Special thanks to sponsors of knockers through Judith Saturos. Proceeds will go to purchasing knocker materials so more yarns, more happy crafting time, and more knockers for our survivor friends. So thank you again to the kind sponsors.
Big thanks also to those who donated yarns and fiberfill. Wishing you more blessings and good health! =) You know who you are. =)
Thank you also to the iCanServe, survivors, clinics, and recipients of the knockers. Thanks for the happiness we got from making these knockers for you.
Big shoutout to all the friends who shared their time and skills to make the knockers! You made it all more fun!