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.
Friday, February 13th, 9 am EST & 8:00 pm EST
The Plucky Fellas are getting together for another party! Every Fella is special and every one of them will be offered in an assortment of bases and colors, as listed below. In addition to the previously released Fellas colorways, we are offering our usual MYSTERY (never before released) color!
The Plucky Fellas are fella/guy/tomboy inspired colors, perfect for socks, sweaters or accessories we neutral loving guys and gals just adore knitting and wearing! What won’t you find? Pink, purple, aqua. What will you find? Loads of neutrals with a kick, all on your choice of base(s) available below.
And, as an extra surprise we are happy to announce that there will be a free fellas pattern download available to anyone who joins the party! Watch for pattern spoiler pictures between now and Thursday to be popping up on our various social media outlets as well as the Plucky Ravelry group.
So, whether it’s for your inner tomboy or your favorite guy, we have something for everybody! Friday, February 13th at 9:00 a.m. EST and again at 8:00 p.m. EST on the Plucky Blog – get your Fellas!
Please note that yarn from this update will ship the week of March 30th, 2015.
The following bases will be offered:
Fellas colorways (as well as the next MYSTERY shipment):
Man About Town
Maverick & Goose
My Dear Watson
And the new MYSTERY Fellas!
I am sorry we don’t have the glamor shots for all the past Fellas colorways at this time, but there is this wonderful color description thread in the Plucky Group on Ravelry.
Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for the Fellas. We look forward to seeing you at the party on Friday!