I knitted this cardigan a couple of years ago but it shrunk slightly when I washed it. (I did not put on weight!!!)
It is just too uncomfortable to wear anymore. I could give it away but pure wool is so expensive these days I think I need to unpick it, wash the wool again and then start again.
Bendigo Woollen Mills is the source of most of the wool I knit with. It is good quality Australian wool produced locally and although not cheap is affordable. I have an order in for some wool to knit up for next year. It was on special but the wool for a sweater will still cost $70 and just a few days later I see it has all sold out. (Looks like there are other knitters out there.)
It has taken me a life-time to realise that I really should plan my knitting a year in advance and not try and get a whole garment finished in the couple of months before winter hits. It has to be said that in years past there was no air-conditioning and it was too hot to knit in summer but I now have air-con and I can knit summer or winter.
Now that I am retired I find that the pressure to complete things in a short time line is gone. I think I must be slowing down?