Friday, March 2, 2007

How's this for punk!

Just a little background... I'm a type 1 diabetic, and I use a nifty device called an insulin pump. The pump itself is external, and there's parts that need to be changed every few days. One of these parts is the tubing that runs from the insulin cartridge to the infusion site (where the little catheter goes under my skin, which gets changed as well). Occasionally I'll need to replace the infusion site without changing the tubing, so I end up with a drawer of tubing no longer concidered sterile. I've always wondered how well this could knit up and gave it a try.



It's about 43 inches knit into an I cord that's now about 3 inches in length. I'd love to get my hands on some tubing without the little connection ends and in a much longer length. Maybe some IV type tubing to make this.

P.S. Please pardon the hideous orange background. That's one of my kitchen counters, and they're horribly outdated...

5 comments:

sunneshine said...

Your link doesn't work :( However, what a cool knit entry! And interesting way to recycle...

Shannon H. said...

Here's the URL for the link. It works for me, but eh...

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/11/blood_scarf.html

KatnZoey said...

o wow, that was very interesting. cool idea too.

LesleyD said...

There is a site that has Jelly yarn that is similar to the tubing but it is solid. Very cool idea!!

said...

That's great!