You know, I KNEW that. I really did. Didn't stop me from throwing it in the washing machine and putting it on a mid-wash. When it came out it might just have been big enough to fit a gnome.
Ok, so I can't wear it as a jumper any more, but is there anything I COULD do with I?
Yes! Make a hat!
I used the rib at the bottom of the jumper for the base of the hat (no hemming required!) and then shaped the top of the hat and sewed it together.
As a final flourish I decided to add a 'felted' flower decoration and a little bit of sparkle.
I was a bit miffed that I couldn't wear the jumper, but the resulting hat has me smiling every time I see/touch/wear it!