Monday, 30 September 2019

Mini Archie's September Furtle Around The Blogosphere

Archie The Wonder Dog

It's the end of September already!  I know I start each Furtle post marvelling at how quickly the month has gone, but, really, where does the year go?!!  I feel like I've been quite productive this month (on the can-be-done-while-sitting-on-the-settee front, at least), so let's see if that bears out, eh?

There were socks:
Yarn by Made By Penguins

More socks were started and almost finished:

Yarn by Made By Penguins 
(You would not believe how many photos I've taken of these socks and I still can't persuade them to come out not blurry!)

And then another sock was started (because it wasn't a night for grafting but it was a night for ribbing and who am I to argue when the muse of my least favourite bit of knitting a sock comes calling?):

Yarn from Made By Penguins

And many LV blocks were made. Five, to be precise:

That poor girl seems destined to be forever parted from her head...

And the unpressed block from last month was pressed and deigned to have a picture taken of its backside. Very obliging:

Which means I now have sixteen made:

Mini Archie and Billy got some new sticks because there's been an increase in pirate activity lately:

Lefal, I finks you'll agree  *fierce face*

Linking up to the September Furtle 

If you're linking up, please add a link (one per person, please) to your blog post, which could contain: a mosaic of all you've made in the month, something you've made/started/worked on, a goal which you'd like to achieve in the next month (and then in next month's post you can reflect on that goal and set yourself another one - I find this particularly handy if I'm in the midst of a big project and finding the making of hundreds of blocks to be interminable), anything crafty you'd like to share. This isn't just for sewing or quilting, but is for all crafts so if you knit, make lace, make clothes, do anything which could come under the heading of 'craft', then please link up. Please visit the link immediately before and after you and leave an encouraging comment, and more if you can manage it - we all know that comments create joy, so let's spread some around. Also, please treat all the linked posts and their authors with respect - I want this to be an inclusive space for all crafters and crafts and all are welcome. If you're not sure if you're welcome or you belong, you do - this is by no means a closed space and if you want to join, then you are most welcome. If you need help linking up, please leave a comment and I will do my best to help. Please add the Furtling button to your blog post: copy the code below and paste it into your blog post - it should then magically appear when you publish your blog post (I'll do my best to help if you have any problems) and it will help people find the Furtling page with all the details of the link up.

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To link up, go to the link at the bottom of this page and click on 'link up' (it's a blue button) and then add your link (website URL), a title (this could be your blog name but could also be something interesting to draw people to it (keep it clean!) if you prefer), and your email. This last one doesn't appear on the link (I will have access to it - I won't use it unless there's a problem and I need to contact you) so don't worry that you're about to share your email address with the world (or the handful of people who find this link), you're not! The link will remain open until 13th October; if you're seeing this post after this date, I'm afraid you can't link up to the September Furtle, but you can link next month if you like.

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Monday, 9 September 2019

FAL Finish: Yet More Socks, Again!

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The final pair of socks on my Q3 FAL list is finished!

These are knitted from 85%/15% merino/nylon yarn from Made By Penguins called 'Solar' and are incredibly soft - they'll be like wearing clouds on your feet, I imagine!  I bought it as part of a 'lucky dip' from Made By Penguins and the offer is still available: lucky Dip 100g merino/nylon; lucky Dip 20g merino/nylon (A very good price for very good yarn, especially if you buy four 100g hanks! I'm still tempted to get another set...)

This is item 17 from my Q3 FAL list and I'll be linking up with the finishes party when the time comes.

One of the Wooliam gang mice on instagram ran a sunflower competition this summer and Mini Archie et al entered with enthusiasm but were let down by late sowing, late planting out, and fairly useless compost (finding peat-free compost round here is a challenge so I ended up using Lidl's and I'm not that impressed with it to be honest) and so what could have been 15' sunflowers ended up being just 3' high by the closing date. They're still growing, though, so we're hopeful of them at least reaching the tops of the canes before the frosts hit!
I is comfier than I finked I would be on this sunflower

And there's even room for Billy!

Thanks for popping in!

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