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Mini Archie’s May Furtle Around The Blogosphere

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Furtle (v): to have a rummage or delve into the contents of something Hello! It has been a very sparse month of, well, anything so I have no photos, no secret socks finished and ready to share (they’ve barely been touched since the last furtle) and thus this is possibly my shortest post ever. It looks like it’s going to be a spiffing monf for Rose Archie. I hopes it’s going to be a spiffing monf for secret sock knitting too *hard stare* Linking up to the May 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
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Mini Archie’s April Furtle Around The Blogosphere

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Furtle (v): to have a rummage or delve into the contents of something Hello! Well I finished the socks I started in February:  Yarn is  West Yorkshire Spinners ‘Wood Pigeon’ (864) And then I knitted a hat! It was in a Christmas Eve box from  Lucy Locket Land  which a friend passed to me so I knitted the hat and sent it back to her as a surprise. I knitted it as per the pattern (for a medium head) but when I tried it on to check, it was like a pea on a drum and wasn’t convinced it would fit a teen let alone an adult so I pulled back the crown decreases and did another three pattern repeats. Fortunately, it fits my friend even though she has a smaller head than me. I have 45g of yarn left so there’s probably another hat like this but without the fold up brim in my future, which is nice because it was a lovely yarn and pattern to knit. Pattern is Taconite by Virginia Sattler-Reimer Design  and the yarn was Locket’s (hand dyed) merino dk yarn  ‘Berries, Books And Baubles’ And I’ve made a s
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Mini Archie’s March Furtle Around The Blogosphere

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  Furtle (v): to have a rummage or delve into the contents of something Hello! March has been a very sparse month for progress. In fact, I haven’t even finished the pair of socks I started last month, so sparse has it been! This is how they look now: Yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Wood Pigeon (864) And after the dye wouldn’t stop leaking from the turquoise dot fabric I initially chose, I did what I was determined not to do and bought fabric for a tiny nine patch quilt  because, just like the turquoise dot was supposed to be, making from just two fabrics requires much less energy than making from scraps. Here’s what I chose: Fabric is Ruby Star Society ‘Sugar’ in navy and rose from Olive + Flo Handcraft I can’t wait to get started! They’ve been washed (without issue) and I just need to iron them/cut off a bit from each and iron those bits and I can get stamping and piecing.  Mini Archie is keeping a close eye on events: I finks these white flowers goes nicely wif mine white felt and s
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Mini Archie’s February Furtle Around The Blogosphere

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Furtle (v): to have a rummage or delve into the contents of something Hello! This will be a quick post as I’m in the midst of a destash on Instagram  so am a little (lot) square eyed and shattered! I’ve finished two pairs of socks this month, a pink pair: Yarn is  WYS ‘Pink Flamingo’ (845) And a blue pair: Yarn is  WYS ‘Blue Lagoon’ (831) And I’ve started the next pair, a yarn I knitted up last year but which I loved so am knitting again (just for a different pair of feet): Yarn is  WYS ‘Wood Pigeon’ (864) Rose Archie’s white crocus are looking lovely, especially when (as not shown in this photo) the sun catches them: Giant crocus! 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
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Pink Flamingo

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Another finish has been fettled! These are the first (of three) pairs for Mam and are West Yorkshire Spinners ‘Pink Flamingo’ (845) . They’re apparently made up of three pink stripes and one white but, well, best get the magnifying glass and bright lights out to find the third pink!  Unsurprisingly enough, Mini Archie has his eye on the leftovers *sighs*  I finks I’d look spiffing wif pink feets *modest face*
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Mini Archie’s January Furtle Around The Blogosphere

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Furtle (v): to have a rummage or delve into the contents of something Hello, and welcome to the first Furtle of 2024! I’ve started the year off well and have finished two pairs of socks, both of which were started last year. The first were this pair: Yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners ‘Wood Pigeon’ (864) And then I circled back to this pair, which were started before the yarn for the pair above arrived, and finished them too: Yarn is by Olann   I’m making progress with the next sock. Believe it or not, there are two different pinks in that wide stripe but I think someone either forgot to add enough dye to the medium pink or added too much to the light pink as they’re nigh on the same. If you look very closely, you can just about see a hint of there being two stripes between the dark pink and the next white stripe rather than one broad medium pink stripe: Yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners ‘Pink Flamingo’ (845)   A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled to discover that we in the U.K. can once a
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Stop The (Wood) Pigeon!

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I have my first finish of the year, hooray! To be fair, I had almost finished the first sock before the year started so just had a toe and the second sock to knit. These are West Yorkshire Spinners ‘Wood Pigeon’ (864)  and, as always with WYS yarn, have knitted up beautifully. Mini Archie has me hard at work on the next pair already: A hat? How kind. I was hoping for some socks for mine poor frozzed feets though…
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Fettle Those Finishes! 2024

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Hello, and welcome to the third full year of  Fettle Those Finishes!   The link up is for the whole year so I’ll leave it open until 29th February to give you chance to think about and assemble your list - it’s not something to rush into and can take quite a while unless you’re like me and there’s a tendency to be able to copy and paste from the previous list to populate the new one and only need minor tweaks *sighs*  Adding stuff to your list (or taking things off if you’ve changed your mind about a project) through the year is perfectly acceptable. Encouraged, in fact, as there’s no point in sticking with something you no longer love/need just out of habit. Just make sure anything added is added before you finish it. There’ll be a progress link up on 1st July (which I also tend to use as an opportunity to write a new list) and I’ll remind you in the June  Furtle . The rules Be kind. Be encouraging. Be honest. Don’t put things on your list you’d finished before the list was written, t