The other day I watched a video on YouTube by Lindsay Weirich, The Frugal Crafter. She was knitting some quick and easy slippers. I thought that would be something I could do to knit down a few of the yarns I have in the workroom.
These slippers are knit with doubled worsted weight yarn. I used US size 10.5 needles. Lindsay had used some bulky weight chenille yarn which looked like lovely soft slippers. I was too frugal to purchase some of that yarn though I did look at it for a while. I can hear you laughing at that one! At least this time I did not bite on the "right yarn" for the project. After all, I have a large quantity of worsted weight yarn which could be mixed and matched to make these slippers.
You cast on only 22 stitches to make a slipper that should fit a woman's size 8.5 foot. My foot is larger and wider than that and these fit me just fine. Lindsay gives suggestions on how to adjust the size of these slippers. I am thinking of making some larger sized ones, in case they are needed in the near future to keep feet warm on cold winter floors.
Basically you knit a rectangle then do a few decrease rows, run a thread through the stitches remaining on the needle, pull them tight and secure them, then sew up the toe, sew up the heel, and your are done. Quick, easy.