Thursday, January 29, 2009

Knit The Nine O’Clock News

The True Anatomy Of Art

A Sussex octogenarian has an unusual hobby - knitting woollen breasts. Audrey Horncastle gives her woolly creations to daughter Rhona Emery, a community nurse, to help teach new mums to breastfeed. The 84-year-old has churned out more than 100 knitted breasts about three years.

FOOTNOTE: Boob job.

11 comments:

RiverPoet said...

Oh my! Were they A-cups or B-cups? I guess it would really suck to drop a stitch when trying to do your breast knitting!

:-D

Peace - D

A Woman Of No Importance said...

David, you would not believe - I once worked on a team involved in this kind of work - encouraging new mums, and so on - and they all had those knitted boobs, (perhaps not all from this lady, I think there was a local Knitting Nora for local woollen boobs), on their desks...

Talk about a conversation starter!

Carol said...

David........
you just never know what kind of things go on in community service do you? This was really interesting !

squawmama said...

David that is so funny but what a wonderful thing for her to do...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Maggie May said...

Ha ha ha ha! I am splitting my sides here.
I'm trying to keep abreast of these articles!

Moannie said...

Saw this on the local news, and they were quite huge though did not use them on babies but a doll, hilarious!

Carol said...

Oh wow! She can define a whole new meaning to the phrase, "One Size Fits All"!

Artist Unplugged said...

Well I'll be darn....that's a new one on me, well, not literally "on me", I have none, uh, I mean, I have no knitted breasts!!!!

Debbie said...

That is fascinating. I am not exactly sure how they would help in the breastfeeding endeavor but it is an intriguing idea and hobby.

Sandi McBride said...

I'm still trying to figure out exactly how you would teach anyone anything with a woolen cover...sorry, guess I'm just not getting this one.
Sandi

Louise said...

I'm wondering if some new moms keep them as prosthetics!