Thursday, October 1, 2009

Breast Cancer "Be" Awareness Month

My hopes and prayers go out to all the women and men in our world who are afflicted, know someone or has lost someone from this dreaded disease. 


WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE ONE FEEL AT A TIME.
Rx: “Booby Trap”
Difficulty: Medium
Use With: 2 balls of Fjord yarn (in your skin color), 2 shades of Roving Wool (one color for areola and one color for the nipples),
Special Items Needed: Needle felting needle, nipple ring(s)
Special Techniques: knitting in the round, decreasing, crochet, felting
Don’t touch your boobs without the right equipment! For only $45, ADHD Knitting is offering the “Booby Trap” KIT which includes everything you need for a great set of boobs! $1 of each “Booby Trap” kit sold will be donated to breast cancer research.
1. Pattern
2. 2 balls of FJORD yarn in your choice of “skin” color. Click on the
“Fjord” yarn section of my Etsy store to choose your color.
3. 2 nipple rings
4. 2 colors roving yarn to make the areola and the nipple. (Your color
choice)
5. Needle felting needle
Directions: You will make 2 boobs exactly the same.
FIRST BOOB
CO 82 sts. and join (making sure not to have any of your sts twisted) to work in the round. Make sure that you place a SM (stitch marker) at the beginning of the round.
If using DPNs, separate the 82 sts evenly onto 4 of the DPNs.
Rounds 1-6: Knit (Working in the round, knitting every round of stitches results in stockinette stitch.)
Round 7 (decrease round): K8, K2tog to end of round (72 sts) Rounds 8-12: Knit
Round 13 (decrease round): K7, K2tog to end of round (64 sts) Rounds 14-17: Knit
Round 18 (decrease round): K6, K2tog to end of round (56 sts) Rounds 19-21: Knit
Round 22 (decrease round): K5, K2tog to end of round (48 sts) Rounds 23 & 24: Knit
Round 25 (decrease round): K4, K2tog to end of round (40 sts) Rounds 26, 28, 30 & 32: Knit
Round 27 (decrease round): K3, K2tog to end of round (32 sts)
Round 29 (decrease round): K2, K2tog to end of round (24 sts) Round 31 (decrease round): K1, K2tog to end of round (16 sts)
Round 33 (decrease round): K2tog to end of round (8 sts remain)
Leaving a 4"-6" tail, cut yarn and with a darning needle weave the tail through the 8 remaining stitches making sure to repeat until the stitches are secure. Cut the remaining tail.
REPEAT FOR SECOND BOOB.
Page: 1/2
Design, original pattern, and sample by Gail Pasqualotto. Pattern editor Heather James.
2 Sets 16” US10 1/2
K-10 1/2
Set of 5 Size: US10 1/2
DPNs
SIDE STRAPS (MAKE 2)
Make sure you leave 4"-6" of tail on both ends of chain sts.
With your crochet hook, holding 2 strands of yarn together Ch. 60sts.
NECK STRAPS (MAKE 2)
Make sure you leave 4"-6" of tail on both ends of chain sts.
With your crochet hook, holding 2 strands of yarn together Ch. 80 sts.
SET YOUR 4 STRAPS ASIDE.
DO NOT SEW THEM ONTO THE BOOBS UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE FELTED YOUR
BOOBS TO THE APPROPRIATE SIZE NEEDED.
NOW IT IS TIME TO FELT UP YOUR BOOBS.
FJORD YARN FELTS UP QUICKLY. I LITERALLY CHECKED THEM EVERY 5 MINS.
THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE FELTING PROCESS IS GOING TO DETERMINE
YOUR CORRECT SIZE.
When you are pleased with the sizing (shrinking boobies), it is time to kinda play with
your boobs. Make sure to squeeze them thoroughly. (We don't want them drippy now,
do we?)
Take your “boobs” and placed them over your boobs so that you can eyeball where to
place your straps. When you are happy with strap placement, sew them securely onto
the felted boobs. You can now wet felt the straps by hand with just a little bit of warm/
hot water and some liquid soap.
Time to needle felt the girls...with your roving wool, needle felting needle, and the color
you have chosen for the areola, begin making a small circle right directly onto the felted
boob. It is up to you to choose the size you would like for the areola. When that is done,
it is now time to needle felt your nipples (ouch). Take the color
for the nipple (contrasting color, if that is what you nipples
look like - I used a lighter color for my nipple. It stands out
better - pun intended.) To make the nipple you just make a
tiny little bead like size ball with the roving wool. I just added
the roving right onto the areola and then started to make it 3D
and firm...it is kind-of like making a bobble, but out of roving
wool.
SEW BOOBS TOGETHER.
After both boobs are knit, seam them together by placing a
small portion of each boob’s right side together and seam
approximately an inch or two together.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE...
TIME TO ADD THE NIPPLE RING.
You can also add your own tattoos, preferably the pink logo
for breast cancer, but anything is great.
NOW PUT ON YOUR BOOBIES AND RUN AROUND THE
HOUSE, POOL, STREETS AND ACT LIKE A CRAZY PERSON.
( Oh sorry, you don't have to do that. That is just what I
did.)
*DISCLAIMER:
If you chose to go in public wearing your "BOOBY TRAP" you are responsible
for bailing yourself out of jail and all said fines that follow.
Please be sure and have a camera or video camera with you at all times if you
decide to do the above. We would love to see the reactions you get…
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Design, original pattern, and sample by Gail Pasqualotto. Pattern editor Heather James. Page: 2/2











2 comments:

Paulette Johnson said...

hi can you help me i want to know about the boobs top you make due you make them and sell them were are having a fundrasing for are fire dept and its going to be a topless car wash to rasie money the only thing its the men are doing it and i saw those and thought that would be great to have the guys wear them please cantact me at paulettejohnson440@yahoo.com please get back to me

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