Our JMF 2012 Blankets
A few weeks ago, I posted photos of the blankets that we were shipping out to our 2012 Blanket CSA Shareholders here on the blog and mentioned that I didn’t know if we would be doing blankets again. You all then proceed to email me asking me to do it again, and I have allowed myself to be persuaded, mostly because I neglected to reserve a blanket for myself last time!
We are doing things a bit differently this time, though. Last season, I left the Blanket CSA open for sale for much too long. That meant that by the time we actually got the blankets back from the mill, some folks had been waiting for nearly a year to receive theirs. That’s bananas, although I have to say that every single shareholder was super-gracious about it.
This season, we are only allowing Blanket Share sales through the end of February. That way, the mill be all ready for our order the moment the fleece arrives and our blankets should be back to us and out to our shareholders within 12 weeks. Much more reasonable turnaround and no one has to be gracious. I mean, feel free to be gracious if you feel like it, but I won’t test you on it.
Our blankets are 100% wool and made from some of the lesser fleeces in our flock- the Babydoll Southdowns, the Mo’Downs and some of the older Cormos. They are warm and lovely and one of a kind, since the combination of fleeces represents that particular year’s flock. To differentiate, we’re having two colors of blanket woven for each season. This year’s blankets will be Natural with Red stripes or Grey with Natural Strips, each with contrasting edging.
Blankets come in three sizes: lap, double and queen.
Because we have a limited number of fleeces to devote to the blankets, Blanket CSA Shares are limited. Get yours while they last!
And thank you to our Blanket Share Pioneers who not only muddled through the first season of blankets with us but were also the most vocal proponents asking us to do it again. Thinking of all of you snuggled up in JMF warmth does my heart so much good.
P.S. Also by popular demand, we have made participation in our The Shepherd & The Shearer project a bit easier for those of us who are on a budget (and who isn’t these days?). Rather than paying the entire cost for the project at once, you may now elect to pay in installments of $50 per month (plus shipping costs). We have about 25 spots left and we’d love to have you join us in this awesome adventure.