Okay, so I just finished felting the blonde squirrel, and I have to say that I'm pleased with it thus far. The feet and ears did not felt quite as much as I'd have liked, and no amount of hand-scrubbing seems to felt them any further, but I am fine with that, really.
Once it dries, I am supposed to put eyes and a nose on, stuff it, tack the tail to the back of it so it doesn't flop all over the place (not sure what to use for that, but I'll figure it out), then sew the tail and the back shut! What a learning experience!! I can tell you one thing...I may have learned some invaluable lessons about knitting, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I knit another one of these any time soon. LOL