When I was writing about the textures of grasscloth and crewel, it reminded me of something I've just read about - cashmere sheets. I adore cashmere and have a rather large collection of cashmere sweaters, as well as socks, gloves, and a wrap or four. In fact, I've pretty much gotten rid of my wool sweaters, except for an old Irish fisherman's sweater and a warm Norwegian one.
Personally, I am a plain high-thread count all-cotton sheet kind of gal. No flannel, none of those ghastly t-shirt sheets, no poly blends. Manrico, an Italian company makes cashmere sheets and a queen-size set costs $5,800. However, they can be machine-washed, so that will save you on the dry-cleaning bills. Because of the properties of cashmere and the light weight of the sheets, they can be used year-round.
The cashmere sheets are being sold in jewelry stores, because they're just that exclusive. I am really torn about the idea of cashmere sheets. I do love my crisp cotton sheets, and because the dog is usually somewhere in close proximity, they get washed frequently. It's also pretty hot and humid here in the summer, so thinking of cashmere in the summer doesn't fill me with joy. But they are cashmere... But they're $5,800... What do you think?