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Mini Archie’s August Furtle Around The Blogosphere

Archie The Wonder Dog
Furtle (v): to have a rummage or delve into the contents of something

Hello! It’ll come as no surprise that August has been a sock knitting month. However, the weather is showing signs of cooling down and I’m hoping my work room revamp I will be finished soon (yes, it’s still ongoing! I’ve had to return a table which wasn’t fit for purpose and am waiting for one to be made by a local company (the same place who did The Cupboard Of Possibilities)  and am hoping that might be ready soon and I can tackle the unpacking and arranging with gusto) so I might be quilting ET soon(ish) - I’d love it to be finished by the end of the year. Now, onto the socks!

I finished the socks I started last month:

Yarn is Lucky from Opal 

Then a quick nothing-to-match pair:
Yarn is Aqua Ice Cream by Made By Penguins 

Then two (very) bright mirrored pairs, I’m calling these my lollipop lady socks:
Both yarns are by Made By Penguins

When I knitted the second sock of the first pair, I somehow forgot to put the contrast heel in so decided that rather than pulling out back to the bottom of the leg, I’d do the same with the second pair and now I have mix and match pairs, which makes it look like I’ve knitted more socks than I have, I think:

And I’m well on my way with my current pair:
Yarn is Bewitched by Made By Penguins 

I doesn’t fink you has time to be hanging around, you has a work room to sort out. 

Linking up to the August 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 17th September; if you're seeing this post after this date, I'm afraid you can't link up to the August Furtle, but you can link next month if you like.

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  1. Oh, what lovely socks!!!! They are terrific. I do love the mix & match pairs. Well done. Enjoy the cooler weather!!!!

    1. Ooopsy, sorry I missed creating and posting the August Furtle. I'll try to get it done and link it up to the September month too. :-O

  2. You are the socks goddess for sure! Well done

  3. I love your sock collection. Hopefully, I'll blog more this month and be able to furtle next time :)


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