These last couple of weeks of the year are always a little crazy for most, reflecting back on the year and wrapping up year-end details. We’re busy at the studio doing just that, wrapping up 2014 and looking ahead with anticipation to the new year. We hope you’ll join us at our blog on Sunday for a Plucky party – the last update of the year – featuring not one, but TWO kit options AND pre-orders for your favorite colors and bases. AND for our friends near and far, it’s a two-part update – Sunday evening and Monday morning!
This will be the inaugural pre-order blog update since the launch of our new website this week. We’re very excited (and maybe a little twitchy!?)! If you haven’t seen the new website yet, please have a look around and maybe you’ll find a few Plucky Swag items in our shop (they are ready-to-ship and we’re offering free shipping on the swag!!)! Here’s a quick peek at what will be available on Sunday and Monday with more in depth details below:
4-skein kits for Hayley’s Comet: Thank you so much for the excitement for our latest pattern release! We love the possibilities with this one! You’ll have 9 color combination options and 1 mystery option in your choice of Bello Fingering, Primo Fingering, Feet, and Oxford
Saugerties kits: You’ve seen a sneak peek in the Plucky group and we are so excited to offer this cozy shrug from Jill aka Knitterella! You’ll have 10 color combinations to choose from in Plucky Scholar
Pre-orders in your choice of 10 bases & 25 colorways!
Here are a few more details about each of the offerings coming up on Sunday!:
Hayley’s Comet was released in Ravelry earlier this week and we are so excited to offer you 10 different pre-order kit options across the Plucky fingering-weight bases! This asymmetrical triangle is a fun and easy knit with so many color possibilities. The resulting shawl reminded us of the tail of a comet, thus the name, and wraps just right around your neck or shoulders and will be perfect for keeping away the winter chill. The pattern is available as a separate purchase via Ravelry.
It’s no secret that Plucky loves how Jill has married her passions for graphic design and knitting! She has us smitten with her latest design, Saugerties Shrug. A bold, geometric motif adorns the edge of this oversized and o-so-cozy shrug. Knit in Plucky Knitter’s luscious Scholar, this worsted weight design is a pleasure to knit and wear! Saugerties is a one-size shrug using 6 skeins of Scholar – 4 of the main color and 2 of the contrasting color. We are offering 10 color combinations on Scholar for you to choose from! The pattern PDF will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours after the update and will be a Plucky exclusive until April 20, 2015. For these Saugerties Shrug kits only, Jill has included a bonus pattern, the Saugerties Hat! With the leftover Scholar from the shrug, you’ll be able to make this cute hat to match. A perfect set! One caveat about Saugerties kits…we are currently low on Scholar and more is en-route so Saugerties kits will ship separately and later than your Hayley’s Comet and other Pre-Order items from this update. Saugerties can be expected to ship mid-February if all goes according to plan.
Good Ole Pre-Orders!
We simply couldn’t call it an end-of-the-year party on the Blog without offering a plethora of choices for pre-order! We’ll be offering the following 10 bases in 25 colorways!:
Cashmere (limited amount)
Snug Worsted (this base will also be delayed slightly – we’re in the same boat with Snug Worsted as we are with Scholar)
Seth has been hard at work, prepping the blog with all of the buttons and options. We’ve featured a few of the color options here but for the latest, up-to-date colorways and kit combinations available for this update, come visit us in our Ravelry group in the Update News thread and New and Announcements thread.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday, 12/21/14 at 8:00 p.m. and Monday, 12/22/2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Plucky Blog! Orders from this update (with the exception of Saugerties Shrug kits and SNUG Worsted) will begin shipping January 29, 2015.
Sarah & the Plucky Crew
Please…. come on in and explore the new digs!
The new website has been a labor of love designed totally with you in mind. We wanted the site to be visual…informative…interactive…and creative and fresh. Most of all, we want you to feel right at home and have a great experience during your stay.
And what’s inside, you ask? For starters, we think the new site is a nice blend of the familiar (yarns and patterns) and the new (some fun swag you can purchase now as well as Plucky Collections coming in January 2015…more on that later!) And of course, there are Frequently Asked Questions, etc. that are intended to be informative and responsive to you, our valued customers and friends. Plus lots and lots (and lots!) of photos because, again, those pictures – they tell a story!
For the time being, our Updates will continue to be on the blog portion of the site. Watch for an announcement on an exciting Update coming later this weekend.
So without further ado, the Plucky Crew and I warmly welcome you to your new Plucky home. We hope you enjoy the experience, visit often and spend lots of time with us!
One of my biggest reasons for loving our Plucky contests (beside the fact they are festive and fun!!) is that they sometimes bring out our quietest pals. There are so many wonderful people who do not post (or do so infrequently) in the threads or here on the blog, but they are still valuable members of our community. When I see the outpouring of sharing in a contest thread, it helps me to understand how many friends we have and it’s just heart warming. Thank you everyone for taking the time to reach out.
I used a random generator to select our winners and without further ado the winners are….. !
Catherine – Definitely power ballad….there is something about this rich purple/red beauty that calls my name again and again!
Melissa - Blue is definitely my signature color. All of the Plucky blues are amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on more of them. And for names that resonate with me, I absolutely adore all of the colorway names inspired by Paris – if for no reason other than my own love of Paris!
Ruth Anne – My answer to both questions is Kissin’ Valentino! I love all Plucky reds but this is my favorite. And the name always makes me smile, I am kissin’ Valentino by a crystal blue Italian stream every time I hear it. When Val appears on an update I am a goner.
Kate – Green. Always green. I really love your corduroy coloway, though I am also often drawn to the reds and oranges.
Linda W – Green is my signature color. I have to try hard not to choose it when shopping for yarn. I Have drooled over your greens, and right now Old Copper is a favorite. As far as your yarn names, I think Princess Phone is the best — it takes me right back to a phone my Barbie doll just had to have
Brenda – Cool blues and greens make me swoon! I love Make a Grown Man Cry, Infinity & Beyond, and Big Sky. As far as names, “Free Skate” is my favorite. It evokes the crisp clean of new ice, which matches perfectly the color!
Please contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. We are thrilled to be sending you your signature color and, as an additional surprise, a little Plucky swag to go with your yarn.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to give to share.
Thank you for joining us for today’s blog update! We are sold out for the time being. Please sign up for our enewsletter, follow us on Facebook, or join our Ravelry group for details on the next update!
Sophisticate (and oh how I love you) – it is a light fingering weight blend of 50/30/20 merino, mohair, silk coming in at a generous 510 yards per skein. It is light as air, and when knit alone will yield an ethereal, almost gossamer piece. But I can’t stop there! When you carry Sophisticate with other bases you will be adding another layer of depth and luxury to your work. Impossible to resist! I cannot stop dreaming of things to mix Soph with (let’s call it Soph for short) – Ox & Soph? Cashmere & Soph? Primo & Soph? I could go on and on…. Oh, and did I mention it’s a two part update and FREE SHIPPING? I know how you love those two-parters!
Please join us on today, Friday, December 5, on the Plucky Blog at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and again at 8:00 p.m. (ET) for a two part update.
Please note: This update will begin shipping January 9, 2015! As with all our free shipping updates, multiple orders to the same address (including international customers) will be combined.
Thank you very much and our warmest wishes!
Sarah and the Plucky Crew
CONTEST TIME! I love our contests. With every contest, we learn more about our Plucky pals, have a good laugh (or cry) and sometimes find someone who needs a hug.
So, let me turn the tables on you for a minute. Hayley and I have been asked many, many times what our favorite Plucky color is. We usually respond by saying it would be like asking a mother to choose her favorite child. But, last week, I put a red coat on Ox and declared that to be his signature color. That got me thinking… Do I have a signature color? I think I do. When I walk up to the wall of skeins, where does my eye immediately go over and over again? (Ahem, all the gray, certain pinks, blues and peninsula I’m talking about you!). Or, is there a color name that I’m drawn to, even if it is a color that I might not wear next to my face or the mop that I call my hair?
What I would love to know – What is your signature Plucky color? Please share with us what color is your must have color. While you’re at it, what colorway name resonates with you and why? They don’t have to be the same color – you can love and wear one color and love another just for the name – I do! Post your entry here on the blog and we will take comments through Friday at Noon Eastern. And, of course, THERE WILL BE PRIZES!
THANK YOU for joining us today! We will be back soon with more yarny goodness. Have a lovely weekend!
Every year at this time we all seem to catch “Gotta-Have-It-Now” fever. We need quick knits for ourselves and for the special people in our lives. After all, we cannot have our sweeties walking around with cold noggins, necks and hands can we?!
PLUCKY HELP IS ON THE WAY! Please join us for a Ready To Ship update. And, because we want to thank you for being so wonderful, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on everything – no minimums! Ten colorways (vibrant, neutral, classic and my new love, Peninsula) on six of our favorite bases. And, this will also be your first opportunity to pick up one of our new Plucky totes with the brand new logo. Each bag has plenty of room for the biggest knitting project and is sturdy enough to carry just about anything you need to pack into it. This update, yarn and totes, will begin shipping on December 2nd.
Looking for some inspiration? Here are a few quick projects (some quicker than others) from my personal favorites list:
Gadabout (the base pairing options are endless and it is on sale for 25% through the weekend using code: itsabouttime). Might I suggest…. Traveler Aran + Primo Fingering = FANTASTIC! Bello Worsted + Cashmere = HOLY SMOKES! Sweater + Bello Worsted = Decadence & Structure! Cashmere + anything = YES PLEASE! Trusty + Primo Fingering = Rustic & glam
Olivia – Traveler Aran!
Ballymeade Boot Toppers! – Traveler Aran, Trusty or Sweater
Hansel – Primo Fingering
Paddle – Sweater and/or Bello Worsted
My Cashmere Hat – Cashmere
Cryin Icicles – Traveler Aran or Trusty & Cashmere held double! Oh my!
Back To Scholar – Traveler Aran or Trusty
Starshower & Adama – Primo Finger or Cashmere or Traveler Aran for Adama
Symra – Primo Fingering or Cashmere
Maize – Sweater or Trusty
Doesn’t it sometimes feel like good things come in three’s? I have three exciting things to share with you today. Here we go!
Ta da!!!…Introducing our new Plucky logo!
Well, here it is! Our new logo with its proud debut on our Plucky Knitter yarn. I hope you love it as much as I do! You’ll be seeing it on everything Plucky from yarn wraps to totes, t-shirts and, of course, on our website that debuts next month.
As I’ve previously mentioned, our new logo symbolizes not only the somewhat whimsical, yet classic, Plucky style, but also the wonderful and treasured circle of friends who we’ve been privileged to serve over the years.
Our new logo has a different look and, at the same time, it captures the spirit and personality we’ve had since Day One when we started in 2007. So while it’s a change, we haven’t lost an ounce of what makes us Plucky! In fact, we’re more Plucky than ever!
Speaking of which…. and let’s file this under ‘It’s About Time!’ …. The Gadabout is finally ready to debut!
Gad-uh-bout. Noun. Def. A person who travels often or to many different places, especially for pleasure.
Our Plucky Gadabout cowl is just the ticket as you travel around the neighborhood or around the world. It is an open invitation to mix a multitude of bases and colors. Imagine the fun! Snug Worsted and Bello fingering? Snug Worsted and Cashmere (be still my heart!), Traveler Aran and Primo Fingering or Feet? SNUG bulky all on its own? Or, how about Scholar and Cashmere (yes, please!), or Scholar and Primo Fingering or Single?
There are no limits to what you might choose to do. And, once you have decided on the bases, you can then play with your color choices. You might want to mix two closely related colors or two that are just a smidge different (but not too different, just enough to still let those cables shine!) creating a very subtle tweed. What ever you choose, you will look fabulous in your Gadabout as you Gadabout town!
Gadabout is 25% off through the weekend using code: itsabouttime
Bello Worsted too!
And for the grand finale, I’m pleased to announce a Ready to Ship update with Free Shipping this Friday at 9:00 a.m. Eastern here on the Plucky Blog!
We’re going to finish this week with a humdinger of an update! As an expression of appreciation to our wonderful customers, we will have ten colors on a variety of bases, all ready to ship and with free shipping. If you need to whip up some gifts (have some friends or family with cold noggins or necks!?) here is your chance. Or, maybe you have a knitter friend that deserves a skein (or two, or a SQ)? Look for a drop down menu on the blog on Friday, listing the ten colors and the bases that are available for each. And also available on Friday…. the new Plucky Tote bags! Please note this update will ship the week of December 1.
The colorwork/gradient update is sold out for the time being. We will be back soon with other base options. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Please join us for another oh-so-kicky and knock-your-socks-off Gradient Update! We are offering some brand new gradient and colorwork options as well as some of your old favorites. Hankering for some pinks? Scummy greens? Shaded plums? Something a little unexpected? I’m sure we have something just right for you!
All you have to do is first select 3 or 6 skein color kit, then choose the base that you want from the drop-down menu and then click the name of the actual gradient kit. This will bring you a pre-set group of either 3 or 6 colors, all in the base of your choice.
Please note: This update is a pre-order and can be expected to start shipping the week of December 19th, 2014.
Thank you for your enthusiasm for this colorwork update – I hope you see something you love!
Sarah and the Plucky team
the more the stay the same…..
Change is in the air and it’s all about our new Plucky Knitter logo we’ll proudly debut on our yarn labels that will be featured in the next shipment to those of you who ordered from the 10/26 update. Our new logo has a different look and, at the same time, captures (even better, in my humble opinion!) the spirit and personality we’ve had since Day One. So, while it’s a change, we haven’t lost an ounce of what makes us Plucky! In fact, we’re more Plucky than ever!
Our new logo symbolizes not only the somewhat whimsical, yet classic, Plucky style, but also the wonderful and treasured circle of friends who we’ve been privileged to serve over the years. You’ll be seeing our new logo on everything Plucky…from our yarn labels to the blog to tote bags to t-shirts…you name it. Oh, and did I mention it will be all over a brand new Plucky website that will go live in December? (More to come later on that one.)
So, while you’ll see some exciting changes to our logo, I think you’ll agree we’re still the same Plucky Knitter–dedicated to hand-dyeing yarn in our unique, one-of-a-kind artisan colorways on custom luxury bases exclusively for you!
Stay tuned…. I think you’ll be tickled pink – or scummy!
Have a great day!
Thank you for joining us for Warren today! We are sold out for the time being. Please sign up for our enewsletter, follow us on Facebook, or join our Ravelry group for details on the next update!
Timing is everything and Amy is spot on with her newest sweater design. Warren is a classic menswear cardigan with lots of texture and detail, that is sure to become one of those “go to” pieces that serve us all so well. It is worked seamlessly from the top down, combining flat work, picked up stitches and a join under the arms to work the body in one piece. The collar and button bands are picked up and worked last.
Warren is a sweater that can double as a blazer for business casual or as season spanning outerwear when you don’t really need a heavy coat. For me, I am thinking of a Warren over jeans and a plaid shirt, all day, every day – that is until it’s time for pj’s then it’s Warren with assorted pajama’s – look how versatile!
Please join us on the Plucky Blog Monday, November 10th for a two part update at Noon Eastern and again at 8:00 P.M. Eastern as we proudly offer the Warren sweater kits.
Additional Colors Now Available!
(Not pictured: Strawberry Wine & Fat Fish Blue)
Please note: The update on Monday is a pre-order and will ship the week of December 10th. And, as with other kits, Warren is an exclusive Plucky kit and will remain as such for the next four months. The pattern PDF will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours after the update concludes.
Thank you very much & our warmest wishes,
Sarah and the Plucky Crew