Wednesday, October 31, 2012

An Unusual Request

Awhile ago, a gentleman contacted me with a problem. He had broken his leg and he had to wear this boot all the time. He didn't care for the dirt being tracked into the house by the boot after being outside. Could I make a bootie to cover the bottom of the boot while he was inside.
This is just one of the photos he sent of the boot on a tile floor of 2" squares in order to give me an idea of the shape and size.
The bottom of the bootie was doubled and I made a lace up the front to make it easier to get on. I thought the area around the ankle still looked large, so I ran a cord through the top edging. That way he could adjust that part of the boot and just place a knot to hold it.
The gentleman donated $25 to Rwanda Knits in payment.
It seems to me that no one ever gets a plaster cast anymore. 

1 comment:

pldrake said...

I would have loved to have this when I chipped a bone in my ankle and needed to plod around in one of those boots for 6 months. In the winter, it could get awfully frosty!