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Mini Archie’s April Furtle Around The Blogosphere

Archie The Wonder Dog
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 start on another pair of socks but as the friend they’re for wants a surprise for both how the yarn is knitting up and when they’re likely to be arriving at hers, I’m not going to post a photo just in case she reads this so you’ll have to imagine a partial pair of socks. 

Mini Archie has been keeping an eye on the garden and thinks a bit of sun will see the lilac fully open and smelling delicious.

Linking up to the April 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 10th May; if you're seeing this post after this date, I'm afraid you can't link up to the April Furtle, but you can link next month if you like.

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  1. What a beautiful hat! And hurrah for finishing the socks, 🤞🤞 we get to spend lots of time in the garden

  2. Well done on all the knitting, love the hat!

  3. *waves pompoms* Congratulations on the April finishes. Lovely socks and the hat looks so warm and snuggly!!! Oh, you have lilacs, that's lovely, there were some at my Dad's house when I was young. I finished a couple milestones only in April, no full finishes. Will look forward to seeing the socks the month after they arrive at their home. Sending happy spring vibes!!!


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