I started some bright bubble gum pink slippers on the way to Italy. I've made several pairs and have the pattern memorized so I figured they'd be perfect on the plane, train, etc. They worked up fast and I finished the second one in a week. The pattern is called Fuzzy Feet from Knitty.com, I used Cascade 220 double stranded. They knit up like a giant sock and then you felt them and they magically shrink to be a cute fuzzy booty slipper.
At least, that's what happened the first 4 times I made these. These pink ones looked really big for some reason. I was sure I had it right, they were just bigger than I remember (the hot wheel car is to give you perspective). Into the washing machine they go to get felted, but after, they still looked a little big. I check the pattern. I casted on 52 stitches (from memory, right!) And the pattern calls for 44! FORTY-FOUR! That's like 3 inches in circumference too big! For your FEET! I tried to shrink them more, but they were the right length, not the width. The cat is in the photo for perspective. So, what now? I can't unfelt them or unknit them and they are for a July Kentucky birthday! I might end up getting creative and making them a bag or something. Do you know any needy Hobbits that have cold feet?
In order to redeem my skills, I did finish and felt a bag correctly. This is a mobius Persian sling bag from Cat Bordhi's Second Treasury. I used Cascade 220, again. It's a swap for Butter's music teacher, she's giving us free classes in return.