I’ll tell ya what happened. I forgot and the washer went into the spin cycle for a few minutes. So it did not take long to dry under the ceiling fan. Here are some shots from our photo shoot. After a fruitless search for suitable "eyes"and posting to the Knitlist, I went to a local, independent fabric store and found animal eyes and little round buttons. I got three sizes to make sure one was good. DH voted for the beady-eyed look. Y’all know what? I have a squirrel (a real, live Eastern Gray) for a friend in Facebook.