I found this free pattern for slippers and have been feverishly knitting away (along with reading for my book club - A Lesson Before Dying is very good!). It is a very simple pattern, and good for beginners because it only uses a pair of straight needles. Oh, and it did take me much more than the 1 hour that they suggested to knit each slipper - I did get faster, but nowhere near 1 hour!
Here's the second pair:
Is it just me, or do my feet look fat?! LOL! Maybe it was a little too close up? :-)
Does THIS look better?
So far I've knitted two pairs, and am finishing up my third pair. Okay, I'll be moving on to something a little different for the next little while...