Thursday, January 3, 2008

Bandage Brigade

Now that Christmas has passed, my attention is focused on the Bandage Brigade project. My initial post about knitting or crocheting bandages for leprosy patients can be found here.

At this point, 36 generous-hearted participants have joined me in knitting or crocheting bandages, names and links (where applicable) are in the right-hand column.

Photo by Karen M.—Bandage Brigade participant

Bandages are due to arrive at my house no later than Jan. 25 as the group hand-delivering them are scheduled to fly out at the beginning of February and I have to get our group’s package to them before the end of January.

Preparing the bandage for its trip:

  • Each bandage should be washed gently in the sink or a mesh bag in the washer to remove any hand cream, ice cream, coffee, cat hair, whatever that got on them while we were toting them around working on them. This is important because of open wounds suffered by the leprosy patients.
  • Then roll them up and secure them with a large safety pin.
  • Put them in a plastic zip loc bag, remove the air from the bag, and seal. You can insert a tag with your name, email address, or your blog URL if you so desire.
Thank you so much to all who’ve signed up for this endeavor. If you don’t see your name or blog link listed, please let me know. Anyone interested in joining us can email me (link in right column).


Storybook Woods said...

June, you wrote the bandages have to be washed in Ivory soap. Does it have to be. I do not have any, can I use any gentle unscented soap. Clarice

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I've only managed to make two so far but will try to squeeze another in before I send them down. Thanks for including us in this project :-)

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi June,

I'm putting my envelope in the mail to you today. This is a great project. It's rewarding to see that so many people joined in.

Take care.

African Kelli said...

working on this today! I am so proud to be a part of this project. Thank you again June!

Inspired Tokens said...

Oh, I'm working my best to get these made so that I can get these mailed out to you. Perhaps I'll spend the entire weekend just knitting on these! Thanks for hosting this Brigade. I can't wait to see the final count once you receive them all!

Jan said...

I'm on #4 right now, and hope to do several more before I mail to you. This is a great project to be a part of.

Rosemary said...

That is a wonderful thing you and your fellow bloggers are doing.
Maybe I need to learn how to knit.
Great job ladies!!

Robyn said...

June! This post brought me to tears today! What wonderful bloggers have joined in! I am so humbled and proud to be helping in my small way! To the women who are knitting/crocheting bandages...thank you for helping June!

June you are an incredible woman and I learn so much from you daily! Bless you

Yummers! said...

That was one of the first things I said to the doctor in the hospital,"I'm supposed to be knitting bandages with white yarn." I won't be able to make the quantity I had planned, but still should be able to get a few finished before your deadline when my hand straightens out. I'lljust have to have a few marathon movie days so I can knit as I watch.

Thanks so much for organizing this project and giving such clear directions.
Wisconsin Hugs,

a pink-bee said...

Am glad so many are helping, already signed up in a project of baby quilts for premies or would have joined this too :)
Thanks for all the sharing and caring you do Junie :)