Tomorrow is my last day at my job, and as a "thanks for being so fun to work with" gift, I knit and felted a pencil sharpener cozy for my co-worker. (Ever since he found out that I knit, he has wanted me to knit something unusual for him to have on his desk. He has a battery-powered pencil sharpener that he uses frequently, so I made a cozy for it in his university colors. I know it's a weird thing to make, but I think he'll think it's cool, and that's what's important.)
This was my first time felting and my first time coming up with my own pattern, and it turned out pretty well, with the exception of the hole where you put the pencil through the cozy and into the sharpener (top of the sharpener). I used yo, k2tog to make the hole and kept checking the hole to keep it open/stretched out during the felting process (in the washing machine), but it ended up a little too small and slightly to the side of where it really needs to be to work perfectly. (I borrowed it from his desk for the night so I could work out the pattern and use the sharpener to block the cozy.)
At this point, is there anything I can do to fix this, aside from trying to stretch it (doesn't seem to help much). Would it cause unraveling/fraying if I were to cut it just a little bigger with scissors? I would like to fix the size and location of the hole, but if it will end up ruining my work I'll leave it as it is and it will be good enough...usable but not perfect.
Any thoughts or experiences? Thanks!