My old slippers have been falling apart for months, so I decided I needed to make myself a pair of Fuzzy Feet. I got some lovely pink wool from KnitPicks, and finally got around to making myself a pair of felted pink slippers.
These were incredibly quick to make, since it’s just a pair of really big socks using large needles and thick yarn. Each slipper took me just about one skein of the wool (in fact I only had a few inches left of the first skein, after finishing the first slipper!). I threw them into the washing machine with some sheets and had a momentary panic when I pulled them out after the first run to find that they had not shrunk at *all*. But two cycles later (this time using hot water and the heavy setting) they shrank up just fine. Phew.
I like them because they are cute and comfortable and fit me perfectly, unlike most slippers which are meant for an ‘average’ woman’s foot – and thus for a foot that is always just enough larger than mine to make the slipper almost too loose. However, I do wish I’d doubled the yarn, at least around the foot part, because the sole is a little thin.