Knitted Knockers – How a Simple Gift of Love & Dignity Changes Lives of Breast Cancer Survivors

On Power Purls Podcast, episode 043, I’m chatting with Knitted Knockers Founder, Barb Demorest. In the episode, she shares her amazing story about courage and how by receiving a pair of Knitted Knockers from a friend, this became the pivotal moment that changed her life.

From this point forward, Barb was on a mission and began a movement that became known as Knitted Knockers to help millions of breast cancer survivors regain their dignity.

Through the help of loving knitters and crocheters, Knitted Knockers can provide these for free to women who are in need of them. To learn how to become a volunteer, click here.

Listen to Knitted Knockers on Power Purls Podcast!

Listen to Knitted Knockers on Power Purls Podcast!

A simple gift of comfort and dignity knit by a caring friend changed my life.

— Barb Demorest

If you’d like to learn more about how to help those in need of Knitted Knockers, you can visit them on the web at:

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The Editor Wants to Know! Ask Me Anything + A Day in the Life of Creative Knitting Magazine

Editor Wants to Know!

Today’s the day to ask me YOUR burning questions!

Hey everyone! The tables are turned this week, and now it’s your turn to ask me your BURNING questions, LIVE on Facebook at 12pm EST today. Ask me anything about the magazine, techniques, yarn, etc. Plus… I’ll do a tour of my office so you can see how I develop a new issue of Creative Knitting from scratch.

Ask me anything!

Here’s your chance to ask me anything! Now it’s your turn to ask your BURNING question! Maybe you’re stuck on a technique, or want to know more about how an issue of Creative Knitting comes to life. Whatever it is, here’s your chance to ask!

Join me on the Creative Knitting Facebook Page to watch LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST.


Mindful Mondays: How Our Brain Changes When We Knit

It’s another #MindfulMonday! In this series, I share ways you can jump-start your week with quotes and inspirational advice about how to add a spark of excitement to your week ahead!

In this recent post, I talked about 4 ways that you can de-stress with our knitting. Today I want to start you off with encouragement if you’re feeling overwhelmed, or if your to do list is never ending. The solution may be as simple as picking up your needles.


You just might be surprised by the effect this can have on your brain. Check out this article about how your brain actually changes when you engage in a craft, and how experts say crafting helps if you suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain. Crafting can increase your happiness and maybe even your lifespan, so pick up those knitting needles!

You have my permission to sit, have a cup of tea. RELAX even if just for 10 minutes. Take some deep breaths… get in some stitches… even if to knit just a row or two because YOU deserve it.

Happy Monday and enjoy your week ahead!

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Join Today at 4pm EST on the Power Purls Podcast Facebook Page!

Hey everyone! I want to let you know that I’ll be chatting it up today on Facebook Live on the Power Purls Podcast Facebook page at 4pm EST!

Join me at 4pm EST TODAY on Facebook Live!

Join me at 4pm EST TODAY on Facebook Live!

If you’ve been watching me on the Creative Knitting Facebook page, you know that every Wednesday I ask you a “burning question” in my video series, The Editor Wants to Know. The cool part about videos on Facebook– you can leave comments on any video even after it is no longer live!

In today’s Power Purls video I’ll be talking about how to become a “conduit for creativity” and I share 4 tips that you can use right away and why they are important. I also give you a little primer about them in today’s podcast episode hot off the presses this morning. Check it out here.

On Power Purls Podcast, and now on Facebook Live, you’ll learn how you can design for magazines and create a proposal that gets an editor’s attention. I talk about this plus how to manage yourself if you’re trying to make a go at starting a design business while also juggling a day job. I’ll show you how to stay productive and keep the creative juices flowing! If this sounds good to you, then sign up for my updates to get your free 8-Step Guide that will help you design killer proposals. You’ll also be alerted when new episodes go live and when I’ll be broadcasting my videos on Facebook.

Hope to see you today on Facebook at 4pm EST!

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