A friend once teased me about my addiction to knitting. He pointed out that I had knit practically an entire wardrobe for myself: sweaters, skirts, hats, mitts, gloves, scarves, bikinis, socks, and slippers. The one item he said I was missing was a pair of shoes. Rather than get offended, I took that as a personal challenge.

Though I wasn’t brave enough to knit a pair of shoes from scratch, I dug through my closet for a pair of old shoes I could modify, and found a ratty pair of Converse sneaks. I copied the shape of the high-tops, and ended up with a shoe strong enough to wear while playing a game of baseball!