I started in the kitchen sink -- hot water, a little soap, agitation.
Did it again.
Decided to try the washing machine. Threw it in a pillowcase and tossed it in the washer.
Before felting it reached my shoulder -- it almost reached my armpits, for cryin' out loud!
It was THAT big!
Now it doesn't even reach my ears. :(
I had to really yank on it to get it over any part of my head...
Look, I'm a garden gnome! Ackkk!
Alex got a good laugh out of it when she picked up Buck.
She said it looks like a dunce cap.
Also that I could fill it with felted fruit and use it as a cornucopia.
Or put a handle on it an make a really ugly-shaped purse.
Or cut it up into smaller purses -- I have some of this yarn left to make felted handles...
On a happier note, here's Dexter the Dark Defender at the Duck