So okay - I've played around with knitting up little hats on the machine.
Now to get down to some experimenting.
Why not felted socks? So I used the Fuzzy Feet pattern from Knitty.com as a guidline and knit up this tube. The pattern called for 44 sts to be cast on and the machine has 44 needles.
I used waste yarn at the beginning and end and on 22 needles for the afterthought heel.
The gauge on the machine knit tube with worsted wt wool was 3.5 sts & 5.5 rows to one inch. Found the right needle size to match that and made me a toe and heel!
Just have to finish the 2nd one and toss them into the washer.
Another quick fix project was a pair of crocheted booties.
Found this cute pattern in one of my older books,
Woman's Day Bazaar Best Sellers 1983.
Another little pair for Heet The Feet!
And I finally felted these slippers made from squares.
I started these in November and never got around to felting them.
They're the Easy Felted House Slippers from Craft Magazine.
There is also a very helpful video on YouTube to show you how to fold them up.
Folding The Norwegian House Slippers