Annual sweater

Every year I knit myself a sweater. Sometimes I keep it, sometimes I pass it on. This is an original design that I knit to a size 48. I had planned to felt it, but my last felt job was a disaster. I can wear several shirts under it and be really warm when I go out to the animals. It has a huge cowl neck that goes well over my head. I might have to redo it, but will wear it to test it out for a while.
My mannequin is larger than I am, so it looks better on her.
A close up of the buttons that I put on the side of the collar.