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Olha 03-26-2013 08:47 PM

FO: Footie, the cast sock
Some time ago my son had an awkward landing on one foot, and had to wear a cast for a week. Since it was freezing cold outside, I had to make him a cast sock. He called it Footie, because, clearly, it is an animate object. The cast is off long time ago but Footie is still around, mostly for transporting small animal toys in the car.

GrumpyGramma 03-26-2013 08:56 PM

What a fabulous idea! That should make wearing a cast easier to bear. The life after the cast is great too. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Jan in CA 03-27-2013 12:36 AM

How cute is that! That makes a cast almost fun!

salmonmac 03-27-2013 05:38 AM

Perfect! I'm glad your sone only needed the cast for a week but what fun to look down and see Footie.

Antares 03-27-2013 08:54 AM

That's a great solution to the cold toes problem, and how nice that Mr. Footie now has a second life as a toy tote. He's happy (because he's obviously animate, you know), kiddo's happy, and I'm sure you're happy that everybody's happy!

And he's so cute, too!

nonny2t 03-28-2013 08:20 AM

I love that idea though nowadays so many people wear those boots instead of the old casts. Very cute.

MoniDew 03-28-2013 10:35 AM

gawd that's adorable, he named his sock and made him a character. sorry about his rough landing, but what a loving parent to do that for him. glad it's gotten a second life, too.

Olha 03-29-2013 04:30 PM

Yeah, it was scary to learn that he needed a cast and, but he started running still wearing a cast on day 5 :)

Thanks for the nice comments. Also, I have a little vest to show as soon as I take pictures.

dancejunky 03-31-2013 11:05 PM

What an adorable project! When I broke my ankle and leg in January of 2012, I was in a walking boot for 4 months. Although Wisconsin isn't as cold as Nova Scotia, my toes sticking out would've been really cold, so I knitted myself a little footie thing, too. Very useful.

ArtLady1981 04-01-2013 08:31 PM

Oh that is so darn adorable, Olha! And innovative!

Seems like it would be a very nice charity project, too!

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