I want to make felt slippers... so rather than my usual technique of "start knitting randomly and see what happens" which usually results in some dishearteningly ugly false starts, I decided I would do it the normal-person way and make swatches. Swatches, it turns out, are strangely fun.
They didn't seem to change size all that much; the difference is mostly textural. It's possible that's because I washed them the way I wash my clothes, which is on delicate, cool water, mild detergent, tumble dry low. Wool reacts more when you abuse it more. I might put it through a hot wash and see what happens.
Eventually I might like to create something akin to these felted slippers: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/french-press-felted-slippers
Random: Does anyone want this crap?
Edit: Hmm... of course now that I post it on ebay, I can't find it anywhere. Maybe I gave it to Goodwill? :] Whoops! Well, if I find it, back on ebay it goes!