One quick glance into the Plucky group on Ravelry and you are guaranteed to catch some Plucktember Fever!
Rose and Ien have been working tirelessly to get all the threads started, the guidelines set, and to answer innumerable questions from all the super enthusiastic participants. We hope that means you! If not, won’t you join us? Plucktember is a month long celebration of you, of your crafty accomplishments and, well, all things Plucky! Good times with good knits and crocheting and good friends. The theme for this year’s event is Head To Toe, shortened to H2T.
Once the word got out, the most fabulous collection of designers jumped on board and began designing new patterns and posting fantastic discounts for many of their self published works. If you haven’t had a look, be sure to check out the Plucktember Designer/Retailer thread. This is a thread that is continuing to update as more and more generous offers are posted by an incredible roster of designers. This might be your chance to pick up one of those patterns that you NEED to have in your library for future projects.
I hope you will join us this year. For a full list of the events, have a read through the locked thread, Plucktember 2014 Guide and Roadmap. Rose and Ien have laid out all the Stitch Alongs (SAL) and special challenges: “This year we will have an H2T Specific SAL, with 6 new knitting patterns designed especially for Plucktember, and 4 General SAL’s (which include knitting, crocheting, and weaving). There will also be 3 Challenge Contests with specific criteria for entry, as well as weekly (P)Lucky Friday Contests where you can win randomly drawn prizes!”
Prizes? Should we have some prizes? YES! You will have to take my word for it when I say that Plucky is pulling out all the stops for Plucktember prizes. Kits, sweater quantities, swag…. we plan to knock your socks off this year!
The official start of Plucktember is just around the corner! I am thrilled to see the excitement and enthusiasm by so many members. I am sending virtual hugs to Rose and Ien for all they have done, and continue to do, as they lead and moderate Plucktember. Add to that, my heartfelt gratitude to all the generous designers who bring their talent to us all and who are playing along with us this year – we love you guys!
Have you swatched? Do you have your pattern selected? Do you know which event (or events!) you are participating in? Plucktember, 2014 is almost here!