Monday, 13 July 2015

Peyto Lake Blanket

Peyto Lake is an iconic landmark in Banff National Park, on the west side of the Icefields Parkway. The viewpoint close to the large parking lot looks down to a beautiful scene of a long, narrow lake with a backdrop of Caldron Peak among a range of mountains. I wonder how many cameras have been pulled out at that viewpoint to capture this beautiful scene - probably thousands and thousands every year.

The two shades of mohair in this blanket first made me think of glacial rock flour, which tinges mountain lakes in vivid aquamarine. Then I thought back to Peyto Lake, and thus the name.

This blanket is about 3/4 wool and 1/4 mohair. It's sturdy and soft, and not terribly fuzzy but just nicely soft. Measurements are 178 cm by 140 cm (70" x 55").

Whoever has this blanket for upcoming winters will love curling up in it.

Update: The Peyto Lake blanket sold at the Mac Fair craft sale!

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