I think that I figured out my problem for the snowflake mittens. I do tend to knit a bit tight, yes, but I think that I was carrying the yarn over a bit tight too. I will try a go at it again today. Not that I am just sick of these mittens, I've been a bit frustrated at them, but I just can't wait to finish them, especially after having to frog them a few times.
As far as the slippers go, I ssee no reason why I can't felt them today. There is just so much to do. Today I'm getting new glasses, or ordering them. Also I'm going to an apple orchard in Richland Center, and I have homework to do. Luckily I have tomorrow off, so I don't have to head back to Iowa today.