These are easy to make and sooooo very warm. After seeing this post about knitted slippers http://blog.craftzine.com/craftprojects/easy_house_slippers/ I knew I had to make some. I had some wool yarn (wool of the Andes from Knit Picks) just waiting for a felted project. I went to the crochet version
because I crochet faster than I knit and I was impatient. It has gotten cold here and I needed to warm up some toes. The hardest part is folding them into a slipper. You might need this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKMFEkSKGHg I did. It took 3 wash cycles to get them felted down small enough for my feet, but they are now PERFECT! I stopped the machine before the wash water drained out and re-set it to the beginning twice. After they were rinsed and spun out I put them on wet to form them to my feet, getting a custom fit.
I am sending these latest “creations” to special friends. We use them to keep our hands cool when the drink (coffee) is extremely hot and also to absorb condensation when the drinks are iced or frozen.They fasten with a button and an elastic loop that also holds it together when rolled up for easy storage in your purse or desk drawer.