Unless you live under a rock (and if you do, I must say sometimes I'm a little envious) you probably already know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. There are tons of things you can do to show your support for those affected by breast cancer (my friend N. is running a marathon this weekend - in college we were major couch potatoes, I'm glad at least one of us has changed). However, what a lot of places seem to want you to do is buy things.
In general, I'm not opposed to the idea of supporting a cause with your purchases, but it feels a little like breast cancer has almost become a commercial cause. If you want to show your support (and aren't athletically inclined) by making, rather than buying something, here are some projects worth checking out:
- Crochet Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon, from crochetmemories.com
- Cross-Stitch Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon, from crossstitch.com
- Breast cancer awareness knitting projects, from knitty.com
- Chemo Caps, knit, sewn, and crocheted, from bevscountrycottage.com
- Knit Boobs, from knitty.com
- Knit for the Cure Bag, from diynetwork.com
- Ribbon-trimmed Knit Scarf, from lionbrand.com
- Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Illusion Knitting Chart, from knittingknonsense.com
- Breast Cancer Awareness Sock Pattern, from Lisa Lloyd Designs
If you're more of a shopper than a crafter, check out Think Before You Pink
for some useful information on how to make informed purchases in support of breast cancer awareness.