Need a holiday gift for someone that’s distinctively Delaware? Think about a blanket or skein of yarn made from the wool of University of Delaware sheep.
Products featured by Blue Hen Blankets and Yarn, established in 2009, are made with wool from UD’s flock of Dorset sheep at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
All proceeds from the sale of Blue Hen Blankets and Yarn help to support to the undergraduate large animal teaching programs of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences.
Two blankets sizes are available: lap throws ($100) and queen-sized blankets ($175).
The un-dyed natural wool blankets are edged in blue in true UD spirit. Each blanket is labeled with an individual serial number. Customers can request a specific serial number for a surcharge of $10 per item (subject to availability based on a total of 200 throws and 25 blankets produced in 2010).
Yarn is ideal for making natural handcrafts. Four-ounce hands are available in un-dyed natural ($10), blue ($12) and yellow ($12).
Blankets and yarn are available for purchase at the UDairy Creamery store. If you are not able to visit the Creamery, visit the Blue Hen Blankets website to complete an online order form. Shipping is available for an additional fee.