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Mini Archie’s September Furtle Around The Blogosphere

Archie The Wonder Dog

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

Hello! This month has been surprisingly busy (although I could have done with some of that busyness being in the garden and with the hoover/duster/mop) or perhaps surprisingly productive would be more accurate? I think part of it is the change in weather - it’s finally cooled down and I can spend time in the workroom without being mafted within a few minutes!

I’ve finished the top I’d started last month:
Fabric is this pink stripe from Empress Mills

And finished the leftovers socks (a mix of an indie-dyed rainbow stripe and Opal navy (9930) I’d started last month; I think these might be my favourite so far. 
I’ve knitted a pair for someone else’s feet
Yarn is Opal Memories 11004 from The Sock Yarn Shop

And immediately cast on another pair for a different someone else’s feet to knit while I caught up on three weeks of Bake Off
Yarn is Opal Red (5180)

I’ve also cut out my final short-sleeved tops and am getting on with sewing them up. So far, they each have a shoulder seam and a neckband and they might be finished while it’s warm enough to wear them.
Fabric on the left is Doodle Stripes from byGraziela. Fabric on the right is out of stock.

Oh, and I’ve prepped for a destash so I’ll be trying to time that to happen between postal strikes, I’ll post (on Instagram) when it’s imminent so if you’re interested, keep an eye out. (No wonder not a jot of gardening has been done!) Mini Archie will be prodding me about the plants which need to go in any moment now. I can only hope the rainbows distract him.

Look what has comed to visit I, isn’t I lucky to be the choosed one? *beams* 

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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  1. What a lot of lovely tops, and snuggly warm socks. Lots of layers for chilly days. Happy stitching and knitting xx

  2. Oh my goodness, what fabulous tops and socks!!! Well done. *Waves pompoms* What a lovely sunbeam for MA!!!

  3. Well done. I'm sure you can knit socks in your sleep by now!

  4. Great tops and socks. It's nice that the weather has cooled down now :)


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