If you want to destroy my sweater….

Not that I enjoy destroying things that have obviously been made with so much dedication to detail, but sometimes a little reworking is necessary in order for them to be wearable. I bought this rather unique piece at a clothes swap fundraiser a few weeks ago – I couldn’t go past the seascape design and the handmade label. Meryl Lloyd was a funky lady!

It’s not a handknit, and I’m wondering whether knitting machines would have been cheap enough for the average person to have their own?
Unfortunately, there are a few holes in it and it’s not a particularly flattering shape worn as it is – well, it was made in the late 80s, after all, possibly as part of a knitwear design course?

Anyway, regardless of its provenance, I’m going to have to rework it somehow to get any wear out of it. I’m thinking of a mini sweater-dress or something like that, but I’m not sure I’ll get to it in time to wear it this winter. How about you, what projects have you got waiting around?