Here's what I did in CMS and Colloquium two weeks ago. I finished the second strip! They are not quite the same length, but I talked to my mom about it and we agreed that it's okay. Garter stitch is stretchy.
Last week, I had intended to start on the 30" strips for the blanket for my cousin's baby, but I didn't get the yarn wound in time. So instead I worked on this: