I feel like I should be a pilot or something. . ."test pilot". . ."test knitting". . .Ba Da Bump. . .Ok, maybe it's too early in the morning for joking around, but I did get to play with the airline tubing this weekend.
It was a little chilly inside Sacred Space when I arrived at 9:15. In an effort to loosen up the airline tubing, I hung them over the curtain rod and faced the portable heater towards them hoping that the warm air will smooth out the kinks.
I sat down, pulled out my knitting project (a cowl) and started knitting, while staring at the tubing hanging from the rod. I watched as one ends slowly dropped towards the floor as it loosened up from the warm air.
Excitedly I giggled, then I started laughing out loud at what I was actually doing! I'm sitting, watching airline tubing warm up from a portable heater! And I'm excited about it! Yup, that's the life of a rock star knitter.
I noticed kinks in a couple of places along the tubing. I'm not quite sure what I should do about these. I could cut the kink out and install a tubing connector. They do come in white, but it would be bulky and extremely visible.
The other thought was to heat the kink with either hot water or a hair dryer. I'll have to test that theory out a little further.
And now for a little tale of Knitting with Goldilocks
I then ventured out into the land of knitting with the tubing.
First I tried knitting with size 19 needles. But it produced a knit that was too tight.
Then I tried arm knitting, which worked but it produced a knit that was too loose.
Then I used the dowels I picked up at the hardware store, and the knitting was just right.
Ok, I seriously need to lay off the joking around this moring!
I'm pleased with how this turned out!
We used 25' of tubing during our test knitting session. I really didn't get very far with 25' though. I think I'll need to order 1,000' of tubing to produce a large enough piece to show off both the knitting, the pattern and the colors.
And now off to the next step of this process. . .the pump! I believe a submersible fountain pump will work best. But that's because I already own a couple!
I'll be sure to take photos and let you all know how the pump testing goes!