old standbys with
BY KATIE TESAROWSKI
Afriend once teased me about my addiction
to knitting. He pointed out that I had knit
practically an entire wardrobe for myself:
sweaters, skirts, hats, 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! The
following pattern is for a Converse shoe size 8.
Katie Tesarowski enjoys developing her own knitting patterns
and working creatively with yarn. She’s currently studying the
tuba at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.
Photography by Garry McLeod