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walking shoes

I am gradually taking pictures of all my older knitting patterns so that I can add them to my Ravelry notebook. As I was getting ready for work yesterday, it occurred to me that I should snap a quick picture of my older pair of Jaywalkers, with the Puma high tops that I love.

That yarn is an extremely soft merino from Maine Woods Yarn & Fiber, that I bought for myself as a pity gift after my car accident in October ’06 (everyone was fine except my old Volvo). I’d definitely recommend this yarn to anyone who likes softness, and it’s worn pretty well over the two winter seasons full of wearing them. The shoes, I would also recommend to anyone, but I’m afraid I’ll never be able to find them again.

I got them on deep discount at a Puma factory outlet store about a year and a half ago. It took me a while to realize just how much I love their funky style and their lasting comfort. By the time I figured out that I really wanted them to last, it was long past them time that I could find them online and they certainly weren’t at the outlet store anymore. I’m assuming they were discontinued before I even found them… and I don’t even know their name to search for them! So I’m just hoping they never fall apart… and I try to wear them gently even though I do wear them pretty frequently, like on days that I don’t dye at work and times when I just need a quick slip-on. They’re perfect for showing off knitted socks, too!