So MJ and I got together and used up some scraps from another quilt. This process is like sourdough. A little bit of starter from the previous batch provides the ferment for the next one. So we put together strips we had torn and kept adding to them until it was big enough.
We were out of batts, so we did triple layer and backed it with navy flannel ( A queen-size set of sheets - well worn and cozy but, since we now have a king bed, no further good to us.) As you can see, we left the seams exposed on the back and clipped them to a frazzle.
It makes quite a nice quilt, actually. I ran it through the washer after we clipped the seams then ran it through the dryer twice and enjoyed the results quite a lot, though I had to clean the dryer filter about three times and you could have stuffed a teddybear with the fluff generated.
I've also been spinning and listening to "Outlander" by Diane Gabaldon. Time travel and hot sex with highland laddies in Scotland. Woo hoo! Now I have enough silk and merino for a shawl, a long vest, a small sweater,or who knows what. There is also some lovely yellow wool to spin, and some splendid cranberry and pink, not to mention three mystery batts from Fantasy Fibers. The mystery batts make wonderful hats. I might think about that for my next projects, since it is definitely the hat-ly season.
Currently I'm knitting a cable cardigan for a young woman I know. What's the stylish length for a cardigan now? Should it hit hip-level? Higher? Lower? How long do you like your cardigans to be?