Hey Guys, I need some help. I finished my clogs and started the felting process yesterday. I don't have my own washing machine and use the coin-op one in the basement of my building. It's a VERY BASIC machine. There is no way to alter its routine one iota. I tried to fake it out by taking out water after it had filled, so I'd meet the low-water requirement. The knitting gods and goddesses had to be laughing because after spending 20 minutes scooping out water, I closed the lid and the machine filled up again. LOL. I stuffed the d**n thing with jeans. This was after 3 cycles. The wash cycle lasts about 15 minutes tops and the rinse cycle, no choice, is cold. After 5 cycles, I've got a nice felt going on, but they are way too big. Except for the last, I took the clogs out for the spin and rinse cycles. My last effort was to throw them in the dryer on high for about 15 minutes.
Today, I tried putting them in the kitchen sink with hot water and beat them with wooden spatulas. No joy, still huge. In desparation, I boiled them, for 10 minutes at at ime and they could still outfit Bozo.
Before I lapse into utter desparation (OK being melo-dramatic), does anyone have any other suggestions for me? They need to shrink at least another 2 inches or so in length.