Now that fall is in the air, it is time to think about keeping warm and ordering your very own Rhody Warm Blanket. Over 2000 pounds of raw wool was collected on June 5 by members of the RI Sheep Cooperative at Maybe Tomorrow Farm in Chepachet. The wool was immediately shipped out to be washed and it has just returned to Massachusetts where it is now being woven into to beautiful blankets. Each year a new pattern is chosen and given a name taken from a lost village in Rhode Island. This years’ pattern is a muted gray and natural large buffalo plaid in a herringbone weave. The Rhode Island Sheep Cooperative is again sponsoring an essay contest to name the 2016 edition of the Rhody Warm Blanket. The essay contest is for any youth 18 years of age or younger, and the essay should be written about a “Lost Village” of Rhode Island. There is still time to participate in the “Name the Blanket Contest”. More information and contest guidelines may be found at the RI Sheep Coop website.
Rhody Warm blankets are offered in a variety of blanket sizes: King, Queen, Full, Twin, Long Throw and Lap Throw. A Rhody Warm blanket makes a unique gift for anyone, whether for a birthday, wedding, or as a Christmas present. These blankets sell out quickly. To get the size you want, pre-order online now at the Rhode Island Sheep Cooperative’s website or by contacting participating farms.
To find more information on the history of the Rhody Warm Blankets, enter the contest or to order your 2016 blanket, visit www.Rhodywarm.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-578-2012.