|My cane baldric, braided from strips of T-shirt fabric|
I braided the strap two years ago from strips of T-shirt fabric. I had injured my ankle and relied on the cane for help in getting around.
The purpose of the strap was so that I could transport my cane when I rode my bicycle, and I got the idea for a repurposed T-shirt strap from a “Teen Crafternoon” activity in the teen department, Ashland library.
People seemed to draw a disconnect between my walking with a cane and being able to ride a bicycle. But use of the bicycle involves a different set of muscles than walking does.
When I’d injured my ankle, I could effectively ride my bicycle even though it was difficult to walk. Similarly, during my bicycle trips this weekend, I placed zero weight upon my injured toe.