Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yet Another PICC Line Cover

This is my second time having a PICC line and both times bloggers have sent me a link to the site Finding Jenn Project Blog which offers info on how to knit an arm-ling PICC line cover. 

On the weekend I decided to head over to the local craft store where I picked up a 5mm circular knitting needle and a skein of worst yarn to match. Not knowing which size would be best for me; I cast on 52 stitches and knitted the whole thing up only to find it was way too large for my arm. The 9 inch length was ok but the diameter was too large. 

On my second attempt, I decided to cast on 44 stitches. This arm-ling is a much better fit but I’m actually knitting one more … this time 40 stitches and see if that is a better fit. Just for reference, my arm circumference including the bulge of the PICC line is 11.5 inches.

Now I’m just waiting for the weather to improve so I can wear short sleeves and take the arm-ling out for a test drive.

8 comments:

Caroline said...

how creative! I should make something to cover my damn lymphedema sleeves....

Arlene said...

My goodness, Daria. You are getting to be quite the knitter. I've never tried those circular needles - looked to complicated. Looking forward to seeing some more of your creations. I would imagine a person could be quite creative with all sorts of different yarns.

This is just another example of how you just keep finding ways to make things better and then sharing with others.

You are awesome!

Shelli said...

Very nice Daria!

I've been wanting to ask, if it's ok, why do you have a PICC line instead of a port?

Sara Williams said...

You are amazing Daria and a very tenacious lady! Well done at fighting back and good for you.

I am wishing I had had a picc line or port fitted because after over 30 canulisations and at least 6 more to come my hands are now in agony.

Sara
www.sarasfightback.blogspot.com

WhiteStone said...

Clever idea!

Daria said...

Hi Shelli,

The cancer hospital here prefers central line catheters (CVC) and PICC lines over ports. I'm not exactly sure why.

Bernie said...

This looks really good Daria.... we do need some nice weather don't we........:-) Hugs

Gayle said...

Hi Daria,

I just found your blog by Googling "picc line covers." I have one too and I am really starting to get tired of wearing the itchy one that the hospital provides. Your knitted cover looks great!

I am a cancer patient as well and I will follow your blog to get some inspiration. Hope you'll check mine out too!

Stay strong,
Gayle (Pen & Ink Blog)
http://gaylewritesinpen.blogspot.com/