It's funny, when you have a knitted item you love, really love, sometimes there is no replacement.
My girlfriend that I am teaching to knit brought me these slippers. And said "don't laugh, can you fix these?" She said they were a gift from a girlfriend 14 years ago, and she has been wearing them. She said "they have molded to my feet perfectly!"
I recognized the pattern, thank goodness and offered to try and "mend" these but told her I will help her make another pair.
Of course the variegated acrylic Christmas? yarn may be hard to come by. I am going to try to use a plan red or white.
It looks like it is knitted double stranded, and knitted flat with purls on each side of the foot to make it form the sides, toe is a k1, p1. I remember making a pair of these many, years ago. I'm talking grade school.
She called them Elf slippers. Anyone out there know a link to something like this? I am currently just thinking of actually counting the rows.
Proof of how appreciated a knitted gift can be...sometimes I loose track of that.
I wish the woman who knitted these could know that, they survived the test of time, and have been loved very much.