FASTEST. KNITTING. EVER.
I cast on for these on Thursday evening. I finished them last night.
Another way of looking at these is that they took one viewing of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking and one viewing of Pride and Prejudice (the more recent version, not the 5 hour long mini-series; I could have knit another pair in amount of time!). Right now they’re pretty fantastically 1980s-style slippers. After I felt them, though, I feel like they’ll be more muted and less Tiffany.
I have long feet, and the instructions stop at size 9/10 (which isn’t quite long enough), so along the sole, I added an extra two rows to the 9/10 size in the “add length here” section, and another four rows to the 9/10 size for the tops of the slippers.
Now I just need to find a washing machine. I’m tempted to try felting in my building’s washer, but it a) only runs for 30 minutes at a time and b) is coin operated and c) I’m not sure about opening it mid-cycle to check the status.