We can make slippers that look and feel just like our own.
We can also make slipper-like clothes that are made from yarn that’s grown inside a tree.
So now you have a beautiful option for making your own woolen slippers.
The goal of these slippers is to look and be like your own, said Laurie Durning, an associate professor of textile science at the University of Southern California.
They can be a fun way to knit socks or make an interesting gift.
“The best part about it is it’s totally wearable, so you can wear them all year,” Durnings said.
Here are the seven steps to making your very own woolens slippers: Knit your own sock Knit one or more small pieces of wool, which will be your socks.
You’ll knit each sock separately to make it a single piece.
You can knit a pair of socks from any of the different yarns available, Durners said.
Knit a pair from one of the various yarns you can buy in the U.S. Woolen yarn can be expensive and time-consuming to buy and keep in stock, but it’s more durable and easy to wash than synthetic.
It also is a lot less expensive than cotton and is easier to work with.
You will also need a needle and thread, and a few other supplies.
Start with your first sock.
“I knit a sock from a piece of cotton and a pair,” Darnings said, “so I know what yarns to use and where to start.”
If you have any questions about how to knit, Darning said to get help from her graduate students at UC Davis.
You don’t need to be a professional knitter, Dernings said — just a friend.
Knitting is a skill that you learn in your head and on the beach, so start practicing.
You might start by knitting one sock from the beginning of the process, Droning said.
Then you might make another pair of sock that you knit together later.
You should always start with the same material, so keep that in mind as you knit.
You need to know what kind of yarn you’re working with, Drenings said to ensure you can work with it safely.
The second step is to start knitting.
Durningers recommends starting at the bottom of the sock.
The first sock you knit should have the same number of stitches as the second sock.
Then, knit a second sock from top to bottom.
You’re making sure you don’t get too close to the bottom and cut off too much yarn, she said.
Darnins is also looking for volunteers to help with the project.
Anyone can participate, she told ABC News.
“It’s a fun challenge for people to help out and have fun making their own slippers,” she said of the project, which has already been featured on ABC News and ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.
The project is just one of several projects that Durnins is working on.
Drenting said there are other projects, like knitting socks in the same colors as the wool, or knitting socks with multiple colors and knitting with different colors of yarn, that she is working to create as well.
There is also an ongoing project in which Drening has knit socks that are knit with the wool from different parts of the world.
You just have to find the right yarn for that project, Dreins said.
“So if you’ve got the right cotton yarn and a good machine and the right wool and you can knit with that yarn, it’s really easy to do,” she added.
Derning also has an ongoing, one-year project that is aimed at knitters who are interested in making hats and scarves out of yarn that comes from animals.
She said to find a yarn to make hats out of that could be the difference between knitting the hat you’re looking for or knitting something completely different.
“If you’re into knitting socks, then you can do a lot of knitting and you’ll make socks,” Dernigs said.