This past weekend, while Diane was up spending time in Toronto, Matt and I took her to the Bata Shoe Museum. I don't think any of us had been before, and who doesn't love spending an afternoon admiring shoes and their history?! While we were there, we came across a knitting nook, where patrons could stop to knit or purl a few rows on one of two scraves currently being created. What a really creative and inspiring idea!
While I was browsing for yarn (surprise, surprise!) at the Knit Cafe one afternoon, there were small postcards that advertised the Knitting Nook at the museum, and also let us know about the Warm The Sole Event. With a donation of a new pair of white sports socks, entrance was free on Saturdays or Sundays. I guess, if you've got shoes to wear, you might need socks, so the idea really isn't that far-fetched. And 'tis the season for giving, after all.
It was a rather interesting way to walk through history and culture. We saw many different styles and kinds of shoes, and the history behind them all really was something else. There was also an exhibit on the sports shoes, including skates and ski boots. This seemed to go hand-in-hand with the upcoming Olympics, no less.
Feel free to browse my online photo collection of shoes, or drop by the museum with a new pair of sports socks and experience it for yourself for free!