A week and a half ago, the blanket shares arrived at my humble little apartment. I was absolutely overwhelmed with blankets! But it was the best kind of overwhelming, one full of sheepy-smelling warm woolen blankets!
This year, like last, we offered two different color blankets in three different sizes. Lap, double, queen, and gray with natural stripes and natural with red stripes. The lap blanket would be perfect size on my couch.
A week ago I was able to get all the blankets out to the shareholders and folks are starting them. I’m so happy that they’ll be able to enjoy them. Before it started to heat up in New England again, I put mine on my bed and am enjoying sleeping under it. It was warm, but very light. I loved the slight touch of lanolin to the blanket and it’s farm-fresh smell.
Although my cat was very well behaved and not interested in the blankets while I was shipping them, the instant I put it on my bed it became a cat magnet.
Eventually, he got so fed up with the click clicking of the camera that he huffed off the bed and slept under it instead. Oh well, more blanket for me!
There’s something about the stripes that really make the blanket extra special.
I love the blanket stitch edging. It’s a small detail, but it makes me really happy.
Even though the blanket reads as gray, it’s actually both gray and natural.
We love our mill on Prince Edward Island and we’re so pleased that some of the fleeces that are not up to the cormo share yarn were able to be used in blankets instead.
Looking and feeling the blankets I think about the Babydoll Southdowns, the ‘Mo Downs and some of the older Cormo members of the flock. Some of the precious sheep I feel like I’ve known forever have gone into these blankets and I can’t help but smile looking at them.
It doesn’t hurt that those stripes just slay me, either.
I don’t know if Susie is planning on continuing the Blanket CSA or not next year. It’s always been an experiment and this is only the second year that we’ve done it. I hope that she does, because I can think of a few people who deserve such loveliness as gifts. And I bet a few of you are kicking yourself because you didn’t get one this time around and want to be first in line for next time. If so, let her know in the comments. It was a lot of work (and frustration) to get them all to the shareholders, but honestly as the pictures of happy people (and animals) snuggling with blankets come in, it’s all worth it.
UPDATE: Anyone who is kicking themselves for not ordering one this time, now has a chance to get one in time for Christmas giving! What can I say, you
demanded asked nicely and we listened!