My feet are very happy this week! I finally finished the felted wool slippers I started so long ago!
I used this pattern, by FrenchPressKnits on Etsy. I had the parts knit up fairly quickly. There were four pieces for each slipper.
Then I delayed felting them for the longest time. I was thinking it was an impossible task that they would shrink small enough to fit my feet. I made the recommended size, but when I compared the pre-felted slipper to the slipper I was currently wearing, I thought there was no way it would work--they seemed so huge!
I had used this wool before for felting, and made this bag for a friend:
I interspersed some fuzzy yarn to add some texture to the bag. I think I sent this through the washing machine two or three times before it had tightened up enough for my liking. I ended up sending the slippers through the washing machine about five or six times until I thought they were tight enough to fit, but finally they did! Then I sewed on the tab and buttons from my stash and they were done. Now I don't want to take them off! They are warm and cozy, and they don't slip off. The heel is designed to hug your foot, and it works really well.