I should have knitted these bad boys quicker but every time I knit something for myself it always takes me longer. Next time, I'll think it's for someone else so it gets done faster. (knitter's logic at work)I followed the directions to a T except for the fact that I didn't have 10 1/2 sized needles but 10 luckily it didn't seem to have mattered. After I knitted my very large slippers I popped them in with a regular wash load and then pulled them out, tried them on, and let them dry...perfect!
OK...not perfect until I embroidered them. Now perfect!