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June 13 2014
July 2014
Project info
hopsalots by tiny owl knits
Needles & yarn
US 11 - 8.0 mm
Ella Rae Classic Solids, Heathers & Marls
103 yards in stash
1.32 skeins = 289.1 yards (264.3 meters), 132 grams
May 2014

2017-03-05 ETA: Added some photos of the slippers (sans eyes and one nose) after doing some mending on a couple of holes in the left slipper. :)

These slippers are so adorable and just flew off the needles! I felted them (twice) today, and am just waiting for them to dry so I can add the ears and face.

I started felting using advice from this Knitty article (except using a mixing bowl and a potato masher instead). Took a while but it seemed to do the trick. Except when I tried to shape them to my foot, they were still initially about 1.5 inches too long. Molding them like clay helped a lot, but they were still a little loose.

Googling around lead me to this TECHknitting article, and as soon as I read this line:

The felting and shrinking usually occurs when the cold water shocks the wool

…I ran back and started to follow their method, alternating between hot (and a few boiling water baths) and cold running water. Did the trick perfectly! They’re super thick and dense, but it took me about an hour to get there.

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by Ella Rae
100% Wool
219 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: December 18, 2013
  • Project created: June 14, 2014
  • Finished: January 4, 2015
  • Updated: March 5, 2017
  • Progress updates: 6 updates