Wednesday, September 01, 2010

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve knit with?

Since the day I went on my insulin pump, I’ve pondered one thing.  Can you knit with insulin pump tubing?  (The tubing is the “leash” that runs between me and my pump.  It’s hollow plastic and the insulin flows through it into me.)  So when my good friend Lee Ann announced Diabetes Art Day, I knew my chance had come.

For the record, you CAN knit with insulin pump tubing.  But it isn’t easy and it looks like crap.  However, it made the perfect dress embellishment for my Diabetes Art Day project, entitled “Diabetes = Human Voodoo Doll” . . .

DiabetesVoodoo
If you click the picture, you can read some notes about the supplies I used to create my voodoo self portrait.

3 comments:

Pandora's Box of FIber said...

Having been diabetic for 26 years, and having been on the pump for the past 6 year, I can't say I ever contemplated knitting with the reservoir tubing...but it is an amusing thought. :)

Peanut said...

You have me wondering if it would work better in one of those knitting spools. Not sure how flexible the stuff is, though. It looks similar to some of the stuff I've used to teach kids how to make jewelry.

I like your artwork. It has a very strong voice.

It makes me wish there wasn't a need for Diabetes Art Day. :(

Zonda said...

Interesting!! Like your artwork and I'm with Peanut, wish there wasn't a need for this day either!

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