|09:44 pm - Snug-as-a-bug redivivus|
Longer ago than I can remember, though it might be only two years, I had to stop using the flannel duvet cover on my duvet. It weighed too much: was too heavy to kick off when I had to get out of bed or had leg cramps or whatever; became a solid inert *thing* I couldn't pull free with my twinging elbows. The combination of bare duvet and wool blanket somehow worked better, probably because there were layers to it. But it was never quite as cozy-warm, even when I put a flannel sheet between me and the duvet: the sheet twisted about and worked loose and and and.
I was reading in the side bedroom one evening and feeling cold and thought 'yeah, should put a duvet cover on the quilt'- and then considered trying the combination of (polyester) quilt and flannel cover on my bed. Didn't expect it to be warm enough- polyester is not in the same league as feathers. But it's lovely. Once again I have the nostalgic sensation of being encased in a flannel sandwich. The double flannel of the cover gives the heat I need, and if it gets really cold- well, I can pull the uncovered feather duvet on top of it.