After the first slipper I made and proudly displayed, I began making the second slipper. To my surprise, I had skipped 20 rows on the sole of the first slipper! That meant that I would have to make a third slipper. (sigh) I made the slippers out of 90% wool &10% acrylic. They are still too big for me, so I am going to try to shrink them a bit. The incorrectly made slipper will end up on my bulletin board to remind me of what not to do and to make sure I trust and follow directions. There should be enough yarn in it to make a stocking hate, so its fame as a slipper will be fleeting.
Have any of you guys ever intentionally shrunk wool? If so, what do you suggest?
When I make these for my son, I am going to make the smaller version, so that should work out well for him.