As I reflected on who an admirable person might be, someone no one could find anything bad to say about, Mother Theresa occurred to me. It turns out a few people who have some complaints about her and discovered she'd been exorcised before her death. At any rate, I was overcome with the vision of Monkey Theresa and the lepers of Calcutta
I probably spent way too much time on the lepers, and I may have disqualified myself by including them, but Monkey Theresa wouldn't have it any other way.
I also found out that lepers prefer crocheted cotton bandages. I spent the 4th of July answering friends at a cookout that I was crocheting bandages for sock monkey lepers. The lighter colored leper has a little gangrene on his hand.
Sorry for the red background - I wanted to fool with the photos but ran out of time.
Here were most of my supplies.
I really fixated on the blue stripes for Monkey Theresa's sari and found a terry cloth towel with the desired blue stripes at Wal-Mart. I pulled the loops on a section of the towel so it would be flat on one side (this was very tedious and took a few hours). I deeply regret not having a flesh colored sock for Monkey Theresa. My design changed from my original intention, but alas, it is late July 6 and there is no time left for revision.
Mother Theresa has been declared a saint based on a dubious medical miracle of a woman in India. She claimed to have put a picture of Mother Theresa on her stomach tumor and was healed. Her doctors, however, claim the treatments she received prior to this event may have something to do with it as well.
I hope to find my sock monkey lepers cured of their affliction in the morning.