Stitches SOUTH! This time we’re headed in an entirely different direction and holy smokes are we excited!!!
For the first time ever we seem to have the luxury of long range booth building. We always put a ton of thought into attending events (the right colors, mix of bases, samples, swag, help, etc.), it’s just that for the first time we have space to build sets and gather props, all in our ‘new-to-us’ old barn! In the past, we have had to work everything out on paper, pack yarn and some props weeks in advance and then wait for a shipping company to come and shrink wrap the pallets to be loaded onto trucks and hope things work out when we arrive at our destination. But, things…. they are changing!
I am not going to give anything away just yet, but our dad (ElmerT!) and Bob are busy with materials lists/measuring/sawing/hammering/welding/painting/bending/nailing/and screw-drivering to make mine and Hayley’s visions of yarn displays and booth props come true! The hardest part is knowing when to stop and that we do have very limited space on the convention floor. When the displays are finished, we have a plan for using Dad’s trailer (and for him to join us – he loves a road trip!) to get the sets into Nashville. It’s so nice of him to let us re-purpose the same trailer he uses to haul his vintage truck and tractors to antique farm and car shows.
Even though the temps are still in the minus range, we have Spring Fever in the worst way but planning for Stitches is a very welcome distraction from the weather outside. We are working on a group of new colors that will be released, lots of fun new swag (bags, shirts, etc!) and buckets and buckets of yarny goodness. We will also, oh this is so exciting, have brand new designs to share with you! Our sample knitters are busy preparing a whole bunch of super secret projects that will be available for you to shop for and to try on! And, as always, Hayley and I will be available to assist you in any yarn or color questions you might have.
Nashville. BBQ, boots, music and knitting. Sounds like a festive time to me! Won’t you please join us?
Hello there and happy almost March!
We are just beginning the preparations for travel to Nashville, TN for Stitches South at the end of April. That means it’s time to prepare yarn, colorway themes, kits and patterns and the design of an entirely new booth! That also means we want to have one last Instant Gratification update before we plunge fully into Stitches preparation!
I love Instant Gratification updates as there truly is something for everyone and the project possibilities – they are simply endless. There will be mystery kits, tasting menus and, of course, some fantastic onesie-twosies and sweater quantities of your favorite Plucky bases. A note about the shipping of IG update: The update is all ready-to-ship items. It is an assortment of goodies already dyed and available to ship. While the yarn is ready-to-ship, it does take us 24-48 hours to administer the shipping process to then print labels and begin shipping. Friday’s update will begin shipping on Tuesday, March 3rd.
So, please join us for an update in the Plucky ETSY shop, Friday, February 27th at 9:00 am Eastern, filled with just about everything you can imagine – even some of our newer Spring colorways will be available!
Please note: As per usual with Etsy updates there will be product that goes live right at the appointed time but I will be posting things as I go. If you have not yet found our update thread in Ravelry we have a great time chatting about the update while it’s happening.
The proper PDF download is coming up. I’m having a few technical difficulties.
Winner winner, chicken dinner!
Thanks everybody for helping us find a name for Hayley’s new recipe. For me, the most fun thing about a contest is reading all the creative and often very personal responses. It is usually a daunting job to pick just a handful of winners. But, I have to say this naming contest was a slam dunk right from the start! There was one name suggested in several entries that rolled off the tongue and cracked me up every time! So, we decided to award prizes to all of you that submitted a variation on the artichokey/artichocchi gnocchi theme!
Above you will find the full recipe – ready to print or add to your recipe box (proper PDF coming up later today).
Congratulations to the winners! Please contact us at pluckycustomerservice @ gmail . com and we will make arrangements to get your yarn & swag prizes to you!
Okie Dokie Artichokie Gnocchi
Okie Dokie Arti-Ghocchi
It’s a little bit hokey, but how about Artichoke-y Gnocchi? Or, to make it prettier, Artichochhi Gnocchi ….
And, a huge thank you Hayley Mae for sharing her plucky kitchen adventures with us all. She doesn’t know it yet, but I am hoping we can convince her to do this again!