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.