Thanks much - I will try that, but did you do that with the upper sole portion or the bottom sole portion? I'm not sure if I have enough mohair to use it everywhere the pattern calls for it, so I'm doing the pattern in backwards order. I've finished ears, ear edging, and slipper top.
I'm really struggling with the oval section right now. Ovals and I don't seem to get along - I had the same issue I'm having now when making a bag. My stitch counts are not coming out correctly. Are you supposed to crochet into the slip stitch when you do the rounds? I think that may be my problem? I can get around the first turn just fine, but when I get to the end/beginning again I have problems trying to decide where to do the join and such - even though I've used a stitch marker. If an experienced oval crocheter would chime in on this, I'd be very appreciative!