Sunday, 7 July 2013

A Blanket Aging Well

A longtime friend visited last week and I asked her to bring her wool blanket that I gave her at least 20 years ago. It hasn't seen a lot of hard use, but some fringes had unravelled and it was due for a handwashing. After washing, I hung it to dry in the warm Cariboo summer sunshine.

After ironing, I fixed a few pulls and pressed them carefully with lots of steam. The blanket softened up nicely with washing and benefited from a little sprucing up, although it really didn't need a lot of care. My friend's blanket has returned home and it should look well for at least another 20 years.

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