This post will continue in the historical theme started yesterday. However, this post will appeal to
yarn snobs wool lovers as I am displaying and discussing wool rather than yesterday's loved but sometimes shunned acrylic. Today's finished items have a significantly higher handcraft excellence rating, for sure! According to my mother, the yarn she used for these sweaters was "Canadian" wool which was not scoured and retains more of the lanolin or grease of the wool. Yarn of this type will produce a more waterproof sweater. The patterns were from Mary Maxim and Mom knit the sweaters in the late 1950s. The brown sweater was knit for my Grandpa Wayne, Mom's father-in-law. The gray sweater was knit for my father. There is a third sweater knit by Mom for her brother, Ted. The sweaters are modeled by my brother and his oldest son.
One day many years ago, my father was wearing his sweater while he was out duck hunting with a companion. The companion somehow upset the skiff they were using and both my father and his hunting companion were dumped into the cold and swampy water. My father believed that the sweater helped keep him afloat. We know it kept him warm on that chilly autumn day. BTW, the companion was okay...just cold, after they righted the skiff.
Great models, eh?!