after all of the crazy shaping, the darn thing came out round! the "holey" sections that i thought were big enough to stay open... felted together.
on the other hand, the bobble stitches came out very nice... and the binder clips made some texture... i will definitely keep experimenting with clips...will also try those little alligator hair clips... i wonder what rubberbands will do?
but i digress...
i did not like the round shape ... so while it was still damp, i started pulling it into a more oblong shape and then clipped it.
i will let it dry this way and see how it looks then.
keep your fingers crossed!