I’m a boob

So I abandoned my regular knitting for some extreme silliness. Really? Sillier than toys?  Yup –  you bet.

It started as a regular day that quickly went down hill. You know that feeling that something isn’t quite right but you can’t put your finger on what? Don’t you hate when that happens?

Well that’s how my best friend was feeling. So a phone call was made and things were readied and a trip was made to the ER. Upon arriving wires were attached and questions were asked and blood was drawn. By this time, after all this attention, you feel better. Now you keep saying you feel foolish and silly, and maybe you’re just a big baby for making everyone go to this trouble. But you know how it is, once you start these wheels in motion, everything has to be checked. You are tethered to this bed and they aren’t going to untie all the bonds and let you go until they are good and ready.

An afternoon quickly turns into an overnight stay and suddenly what seemed a silly thing takes on more importance that only grows with each passing day. And all through this, the bff is still insisting that they are a baby and an idiot- new roadblocks are being set up every day preventing escape from this bed.

On day 3 of the saga I awake from a dream in which I knit a silly, giant boob! On the back I stitched a message: YOU ARE NOT A BOOB -THIS IS ! The silliness had to be made! Luckily for my friend, everyone was home before the knitting was completed and the booby pillow was given later. (Unlucky for the nurses who would have gotten a chuckle out of it!)

So all silliness aside–listen to your body and never feel like a silly boob — just get checked out. Febuary is women’s heart month and whether you are a woman or a man, you owe it to yourself and your family to listen to your body and take care of yourself and remember –you are only a boob if you don’t check it out !!!!

So after I catch up on my chores I am going to make some tea and get out my needles and cast on again because boobs usually come in pairs and this silly pillow is making me laugh a lot!

It is a simple pattern – basically it is a very large hat for the front and then a large flat circle for the back.  I used 2 skeins of a chunky light pink yarn from Cascade Yarns so it knit up very fast.

After my daughter told me her husband would really like a pillow like this I thought I would write the pattern so she could knit it herself. You can find it on my ravelry page as a free download here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/youre-not-a-boob-pillow

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1 Comment

  1. Peg said,

    February 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Great post and great pillow!


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