i've had my brown toned blanket since 1973. a gift from john horan. its in good condition, except where the binding has frayed. the checkerboard pattern is still rich in earth colors; bronze and rust outlined in black.
of course i think of Navajo blankets;the designs hand woven over time
i think of new blankets in my closet...pretty but unused.
i treasure the aged yarns of my mother's afghans