This last Christmas season was the season of the Duffers. My local yarn shop-Blazing Needles (which I love btw) held classes and an embellishment party with the Duffer as the guest of honor. These are a pair of quick slippers that are felted. They are so easy that a brand new knitter can whip them out in less than 6 hours for the pair. I joined in and made several pairs for presents, using Cascade eco wool. The first pair I made using a single strand which resulted in a floppy pair of slippers. The next pair I used a double strand. Bingo. Best pair of sturdy slippers.
These slippers are great. You knit them flat and then sew them together and felt them. Add a button or needle felt or use needle point to add whatever embellishment you desire. Interested in making your own? Check out the pattern on Ravelry:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/duffers-19-row-felted-slippers.