The new black blanket got itself washed (laundry is not something I can do, so anything different, that takes soaking, for instance, is kind of hit and miss as to when it gets done.) Somewhat to my surprise, it looks fairly good on the bed. It's lovely and soft and rather light weight, which is good for summer. But oh my goodness, does it shed. Their are little black balls of fluff on just about everything. So now, not only am I covered in cat hair despite many de-fluffing attempts, all my clothes (and sheets) are now polka dot.