Monday, October 17, 2005

Knitty's Titties

I am in awe of Beryl Tsang, the creator of the Tit Bits pattern for Knitty.com. She sure took her lemons and made lemonade! Ms. Tsang was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37 and lost her right breast. Post-surgery, her search for a prosthetic was a whole new kind of hell to go through. She spent day after day in medical boutiques and supply stores, only finding disappointment. "When I got home, I put on my new titty and bra and promptly broke into tears," she writes. "The titty reminded me of raw liver, while the bra resembled the suspension system of my 1995 Volvo."

So what did she do? Why, what any good knitter would do, of course... she sought consolation in her stash. While pawing through her balls of yarn, she was struck by an ingenius idea. She knittied her some titties!

What an empowering and wonderful project. Not only does it encourage healing through the process of knitting, but women can make themselves a prosthetic that is actually comfortable, let alone practical and cute.

Women can order Tit Bits off of her website (they have everything from Everyday Tits to Floosie Tits), or make their own using the Knitty pattern.

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