WWW: Thinking Pink

Flamingo Stripe

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month in the US, and Lorna’s Laces reminds us that 20% of the proceeds of the sale of their Flamingo Stripe colorway of Shepherd Sock are donated – year round – to Breast Cancer research.

If you’re a survivor, or you are knitting for one, you may find yourself in need of Beryl’s Tit Bits. The Tit Bits website provides links to other resources and information.

Knitty’s Fall 2004 was a Special Edition for Breast Cancer Awareness with patterns to comfort and support sufferers and survivors, and to provide discussion fodder.

Classic Elite Yarns has provided a pattern for a Breast Cancer Awareness scarf.

Denise offers a set of pink interchangeable needles, with $5 of each sale going to Breast Cancer charities. If you’ve already got a set of their needles, buy yourself some pink cords – $1 of that sale is donated, too.

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8 thoughts on “WWW: Thinking Pink

  1. Mary

    I’ve had the honor of making some tit-bits for a very good friend who, sadly, did not survive. The reward of her simple gratitude and love of how much fun they could be is simply indescribable.

  2. AlisoninOz

    As a BC survivor (my 3 year anniversary is coming up on Sunday)thank you to everyone for their generous support of all BC charities/organisations. It is a worldwide problem, and not a new one. I was young at diagnosis (42) and I found my lump myself. I can only encourage every woman to get to know her ‘girls’ and if you think you have a problem (as I did) hot-foot it to your GP and get referred. My knitting saved my sanity during nearly 9 months of treatment and saved my dignity during chemo. It came with me to treatments to keep me calm and I designed and knitted some berets to keep me warm and covered when my head was less than adequately covered. It is so important that we raise awareness of BC. And if you know someone who has it, ask them if there is anything you can do for them. Simply buying a load of groceries or hanging out the washing might be needed. Personally I would have loved it if someone had flipped my mattress for me. But I was not strong enough to ask for help and most people didn’t think to ask. Thank you all again for supporting the Awareness Month and I really hope that none of you or your have to go through it. And I remember the Knitty Mini-Issue which I thought was a great idea at the time, never dreaming it would apply to me.

  3. michelle

    Wow, I’m not a pink kind of girl, but that yarn is really pretty! It reminds me of strawberry ice cream! Thanx for all the Breast cancer knitting links.

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