The Office Blanket

I’ve written a lot about MacAusland’s Woollen Mill in this space over the years. It is one of my favourite places, and their wool blankets are one of my favourite things. If you’re in Greater Bloomfield, do yourself a favour and drop in, take a look around at their fascinating machinery, and then buy yourself a blanket.

We have a large fleet of MacAusland’s blankets at our house: one for every bed, one for the car, a couple for the living room.

Today I extended MacAusland’s reach into the office environment: you’ll recall that yesterday I reported on the introduction of the office chaise. I reasoned that, for the Reinventorium chaise to be an effective office-napping vehicle, I needed an office blanket. And so on the way to work today I stopped in at Northern Watters up the street; they’re an enthusiastic MacAusland’s dealer, and have blankets in stock in many colours and sizes. I picked out a brilliant orange one in the “throw” size (52” x 76”) and it now graces the office.

It’s wonderful.

So if you can’t make it all the way out to Bloomfield, you can always pickup a blanket here and there when you’re on Victoria Row.

Blogging’s exhausting; time for a nap.


Ton Zijlstra's picture
Ton Zijlstra on January 14, 2017 - 10:39 Permalink

The blankets we bought when visiting you in 2008 are still in daily use. When you first suggested we visit the mill we thought 'huh?' but it was a great tip :)

Jim Johnston's picture
Jim Johnston on January 17, 2017 - 17:01 Permalink

We visited Northern Watters before Christmas and bought a pair of their deerskin slippers. Most comfortable ever. Visited MacAuslands many times when we lived in O`Leary, great people. By the way if you ever purchase a Linotype, let me know.
The Linotype Guy.