I purchased Merino wool in early winter.  It’s beautiful, natural wool that I enjoyed spinning into a worsted weight.  Then the knitting began.

I finished this sweater up late winter.  It happens to be one of my favorites.  We had such a mild winter here in New England that it didn’t get much use.  The knitting was the easy part.  The difficult stage was getting the leather shoe lace soft enough to lace into the sweater.  It meant soaking it in warm water, stretching and working it with my fingers and softening it with beeswax when it was dry in order for it to lay correctly when worn. 

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