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Mini Archie’s February Furtle Around The Blogosphere

Archie The Wonder Dog

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

This month has been a knitting month: Mam decided she needed some new bed socks and wanted some knitting. I said there was no way I was knitting socks in 4ply just for her to wear in bed (I tried and failed to suggest she just kept her socks on from that day - she was worried about them going prematurely bobbly) so suggested she get double knitting yarn. Unfortunately, the shop she looked in only had one lot of patterned WYS essential dk so…

…she bought three balls. I think you can imagine how boring socks five and six were to knit, but you’d be wrong, it was worse. (Thank goodness it was patterned yarn, plain yarn might have seen me off.)

Mini Archie has a plan for the leftovers and it involves a pompom maker/cardboard rings *sighs* so if you have any tips on how to make perfectly round tiny pompoms, please shout (before he does)!

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

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  1. Pretty socks, they shouldn't just be worn in bed really! Well done for keeping at it till the end.

  2. I like your socks very much, as a bed sock wearer I would love these as a present. the last thing I knitted was a lovely cable jumper for an 18th month toddler, started while I was pregnant (needed lots of time...) That toddler is now 44.


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