Been following this thread - I like fuzzy, woolly things . Whitney Blankets are still listed for sale on their website and the selection looks very good. Don't know if they still make them or get them from another source but "Whitney Blankets" are apparently still available.
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Hanshi, There is a difference between "Whitney" and "Witney." They are both blanket makers. Early's of Witney is the maker we're usually talking 'bout. Yes, some new Witneys are still available. Shoot sharp, Mike
That's funny--when I look at the Northwest Traders site, I don't see "Witney" or "Whitney" but only the cheaper "trade blankets" and the hand-woven replica blankets, which seem quite good. I bet there aren't many new in the bag Early's of Witney blankets out there for sale... The prices there seem quite reasonable.
Originally posted by Mike Nesbitt: Dick, Northwest Traders doesn't have any Witneys left, I checked. The new blankets I noted were from shops in England. Good doin's but freight becomes a big factor. Shoot sharp, Mike
Ah, well. And you have to do all that converting of pounds to dollars!
Originally posted by Scarhand: started to sweat to hot!
Not all blankets are created equal. My old Whitney is suitable for about 90% my ronny nights in a lodge. For more warmth I will add another blanket. Some of the most useful, and really best looking, blankets I have came from yard sales. Very low cost and they get a renewal on life.