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Wool blanket suggestions? 3863

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2016, 09:23:08 AM »
Old people love wool blankets, and old people also die reasonably often, so you can find this sort of thing relatively easy at the above mentioned sorts of places.

How cynical and true at the same time!

Speaking about blankets while summer is knocking at our door makes me sweat.
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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2016, 09:59:58 AM »
firiki, take a look at the material tag too. Many times I've seen a wool blanket advertised but it's actually made from a wool blend unless that's what you wanted.
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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2016, 11:39:47 PM »
Heat is bad down there, ask your doctor.

Cold isn't much better, though :D

I think you should grab two sticks and begin knitting. You have the choice of colour, weight and materials at your finger tips. You can felt the wool too.

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I could ask my grandmothers to show me. One is senile at age 98 now but I bet she can still handle it. The other one lives in a village and has worn herself out working there most of her life, I wouldn't want to ask her to bring the ol' loom out if I went to visit. Thus, the search continues  :salute:

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I've recommended it before, and I'll do it again - Second hand shops, Garage Sales, and the like are your friends.


I'm afraid second hand culture isn't quite widespread around here. There are several places selling old and used stuff but I doubt I'd find a good blanket there. Might be worth a try, sure, if only I had the time to go looking :)

[...] Speaking about blankets while summer is knocking at our door makes me sweat.

I'm sure you know there are places in our beautiful countryside where you need a good blanket at night even in July (in July!). Another reason for buying now is so that I can air the blanket and wash it in case it comes all pugnent because of moth repellent.  ;)

firiki, take a look at the material tag too. Many times I've seen a wool blanket advertised but it's actually made from a wool blend unless that's what you wanted.

Thanks for pointing that out, hieya  :cheers: It's true, most blankets seem to be made from some sort of blend nowadays. Judging by clothing, a 80% wool - 20% polyester should be good. Still, I prefer as much wool in there as I can get. 


I get a feeling that people think I'm looking for a blanket to be used on a bed :think: I'm looking for a slim, woolen one to be tucked away in a bag, though. I think I'll try the Italian one; I'll start by sending the seller a question regarding its composition. Stay tuned.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,611 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2016, 01:52:13 PM »
I've been on 40 Celsius at 12:00 in Kalambaka and 3-4 Celsius at 4:00 in the summit of Helmos mountain the same day. I know what you mean.
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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2016, 02:36:32 PM »
That must have been quite a long trip  :o

Yup, it gets cold up in the mountains. A few years back at Pelion, first days of August, we left sea level at 32 Celsius (and rising since it was around 11am) and it was 21 degrees in the forest near Chania around an hour and a half later. Quite impressive (and a pleasant change, too!).

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,611 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2016, 11:21:19 PM »
Oh my! Did I say Kalambaka? No, I meant Kalavryta. It was 17km away but 1500m upwards.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,242 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2016, 11:36:06 PM »
Oh, go on, admit it: you're a road hog and you love it :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,611 Τετραφάρμακος
Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2016, 09:00:35 PM »
Not lately.

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2016, 04:26:13 AM »
No need to bother the relatives. Knitting a blanket is easier than you think. You are just making little knots.....thousands of little knots.....but you get to do it with sticks!

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2016, 07:04:27 AM »
It's 1am and 82 degrees here, I don't want to see this topic anymore.......

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2016, 06:01:08 PM »
Don't count out yard sales or second hand stores. I got this  Hudson's bay 4point at a yard sale for $5.


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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2016, 11:28:08 AM »
Don't count out yard sales or second hand stores. I got this  Hudson's bay 4point at a yard sale for $5.

No yard sales around these parts, I'm afraid.  :-\

Finding a Hudson's bay blanket or something of similar quality in a second hand store here (let alone at that price) would probably be the equivalent of winning the 100 million $ jack-pot with a ticket I found on the street :D  :cheers:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,242 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2016, 11:37:04 AM »
It's 1am and 82 degrees here, I don't want to see this topic anymore.......

About the same here. I used to sleep with a window slightly open at all times unless it was raining. Now the wife won't have that and sometimes I feel I'm sleeping in a sauna.  :-[ Thankfully, these past few days she's realised it was time we cracked the windows open a bit!

I still enjoy my tea hot in the morning, though  >:D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,242 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2016, 11:42:52 AM »
No need to bother the relatives. Knitting a blanket is easier than you think. You are just making little knots.....thousands of little knots.....but you get to do it with sticks!

You're serious about me going all DIY with this blanket, aren't you? I'm not against knitting, it is a very useful skill and I'll bet it can be relaxing as well. The only problem I see is that knitting probably wouldn't result in the kind of blanket I'm after  ;)

Perhaps you could you provide a link to some pattern?


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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2016, 11:44:10 AM »

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2016, 05:14:20 AM »
Can you buy the material, and with a bit of seaming and edging have yourself something just the size you need?
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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2016, 03:33:47 PM »
Can you buy the material, and with a bit of seaming and edging have yourself something just the size you need?

I did check out some overcoat garments and found one that seems like it could do the job. With rough and optimistic calculations, though, the cost for just one blanket made this way would be about equal to that of three of the italian ones (that I'm still waiting for the seller to inform me on their composition...)  :-\

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,094
Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2017, 04:35:58 PM »
I finally picked up a HB Point blanket.  Its needs cleaning and some brushing but otherwise in great shape.  Its a 4 pointer and wonderful. 

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2017, 06:43:02 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2017, 11:53:52 AM »
Very nice mate.  :cheers:  I picked up a good wool blanket since this thread started as well.  I'll wait for some better light and snap a pic. 

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #50 on: December 05, 2017, 12:57:11 PM »
I got mine from ebay for very little money and even better it's a Crombie.


Molly most certainly approves as it took her seconds to settle in. ::)


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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #51 on: December 05, 2017, 01:01:06 PM »
Nice! If it wasn't for the blue lines she would blend right in.

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,094
Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2017, 03:40:06 PM »
Very nice.  Dog approved so you know its got to be comfy and warm.   :like:

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2017, 02:36:48 AM »
Greek Army Blanket, gray with graphite band and yellow date, is a classic. I was sleeping on one dated 1936 and another med had a 1917.
https://colemans.com/shop/camping-gear/bedding/greek-wool-blanket/
We use around the house my baby blanket, an αριSτον pure virgin wool. I remember as one of my first memories, it should be made in the mid 60s and still going strong. It is a red tartan pattern and colors are still vivid. My wife loves it too.
I found an old ad of it, it is the same but mine is Clan Stuart like.
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Um...the lady in the advert seems like she'd do a fine job helping keep warm...Just sayin
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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2017, 02:41:33 AM »
Hard to beat the HBC blanket, prized by early traders in Canada.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson's_Bay_point_blanket

Still available too.

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One of my favorite books, " How to Stay Alive in the Woods" by Brad Angier, and illustrated by his wife if I am not mistaken, frequently references purchasing various supplies at Hudson's Bay Company.

I almost fell over when I followed Grants link and found out that the sister company here in the US is Lord and Taylor. What the deuce?!
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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2017, 02:46:00 AM »
I finally picked up a HB Point blanket.  Its needs cleaning and some brushing but otherwise in great shape.  Its a 4 pointer and wonderful.

Nice blanky, Aloha. I like it. Right now I make due with a Mexican saddle blanket and the dog.

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2017, 02:57:18 AM »
...and at $400 USD for a new 4-point, I may just have to follow another poster's advice and mind the Obits for garage sales.

Y-yikes!
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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2017, 11:56:10 AM »
Nice! If it wasn't for the blue lines she would blend right in.
No problem, spray paint blue lines on the dog.  :tu:

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2017, 11:57:59 AM »
Nice! If it wasn't for the blue lines she would blend right in.
No problem, spray paint blue lines on the dog.  :tu:
:rofl:

Nate

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Re: Wool blanket suggestions?
« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2017, 12:45:28 PM »

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