Lockdown day 34: masks
Saturday April 18th 2020, 11:49 pm
Filed under: Life

I bought a drug store box of 50 paper face masks in January just because it was flu season and I try to have some around.

We’ve run through most of them by now.

I have two homemade ones now: one by Carol Larsen of River’s Edge Fiber Arts after she posted on FB that she would give one to a senior center for every one she sold.

And now one from a woman who, it turned out, lives in my town.

I got a message from her just now: it was on my front porch.

Wait, what? I would have turned the light on for her!

I can just picture the smile on her face as she anticipated my happy surprise–and the chance to get out of the house, do good by not waiting for the mail to deliver it and thus protecting others for a few extra days while still maintaining social distancing by not telling me and not risking having me open the door. She did not ring the doorbell. She simply told me afterwards.

So, that means the Ring recording of her approach would give us the masking tape?

Thank you, Giovana, it’s beautiful! And very soft.

And she’s a knitter. Oh cool!

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Good experiences! The yarn on the River’s Edge website looks glorious.

I just bought a cloth mask (via etsy) and felt claustrophobic trying it on! I suppose one gets used to it. And how often am I going out, anyway? Not much. We do live in strange times, though.

Comment by ccr in MA 04.19.20 @ 7:33 am

We’re almost out of our paper masks, too. I’m going to start using the foldable dish towel method, with a coffee filter inside (a hint given to me by the local hospital). The paper masks are worth their weight in gold these days, so I’ll order some and wait for them to come in. Meantime I’ll practice folding those dish towels… https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Comment by Pegi F 04.19.20 @ 8:42 am

I just bought 54 inch shoe laces at the supermarket to use as mask ties. Everyone including Amazon seems to be sold out of elastic and bias tape! I use two layers of cotton and two layers of pellon, which I had a partial bolt of.

Comment by Susan Gulack 04.20.20 @ 5:47 pm

Relief Society here making masks.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.20.20 @ 7:41 pm

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