I may live in Southern California, but I get cold easily. And we don't have heating in our apartment due to a combination of factors (laziness and a desire to appear bad ass being the main two). We do have a large supply of blankets, for those winter nights that drop below 30 and leave us cursing our lack of heating.
I've been lusting after Swiss Army wool blankets like this one for over a year, but I just couldn't justify the cost. But when I saw a piece of boiled wool in the remnants sections of F&S a few weeks ago, I jumped on it, clutched it to my chest and danced around.
At 60" wide and 1 3/4 yards long, it's almost a perfect square and I love the deep burnt orange color. A piece of good boiled wool this large would normally run around $75 (wool is expensive, guys - there is a reason those fabulous blankets cost what they do), but it was marked down to $15!
I'm pretty sure this was a once in a lifetime remnants find, but if you can't mange to drum up almost $300 for a Swiss Army blanket, I would recommend checking out the boiled wool selection at your local fabric store.* This material doesn't even require hemming, so all you have to do is bring it home.
*It does need to be a good fabric store. You won't find high quality wool at a craft store like Joann's, so save yourself the disappointment and don't even try.