But what can I say? I should not left loose with a nice knit in real yarn and a washing machine? Yep. That, and possibly what was I thinking??
Because that's the thing with wool - it needs gentle handling. It needs love, cosseting, gentle soap and a sink to waft it around in... gently (I mentioned the gently part?), because wool, if handled incorrectly has a tendency to... oh, I don't know... felt?
Yeah. Felt. SHRINK and felt.
So next time I think I'll just quickly place a lovingly hand knit into the washer to give it a bit of a freshen up, that perhaps I should a) not do that b) not place spin on 1000rpm and c) get a lobotomy.
The upside is the midget has a new sweater. The downside is I'm an idiot and need to knit another sweater.