I received a note asking a couple questions about my anniversary blanket. I sure could have answered them in my last post had I read my emails first, but - as usual - I like to do things backwards.
Yes, I did use both knits and woven wool for the blanket (the woven fabrics were all from different recycled wool skirts). For many of my projects, I tend to stick primarily with knits - because I love how they create their unique fiber when felted. I also love the no-possibility-of-raveling characteristic. But it really is quite surprising how much fabric is needed for even a smaller lap blanket, so its nice to add some of the woven wools. I also love using the different textures together in the same piece - it makes for an interesting look and feel. And heck, I don't want any kind of wool to feel unwanted and unloved! :-)
I absolutely love the look of butting the fabrics up to each other and then using a zig zag stitch to attach them to each other, but I sometimes do fear that the weight of the wools could later pull the stitching out. So I have come to mostly overlapping my fabrics - about 1/4" or so - and then using a zig zag stitch to sew them together. I've found that I just feel more secure doing it that way.
Thanks for the good questions!