this & that ~

a post full of this an that… with pictures~

wool & honey collage

Wool & Honey’s fifth anniversary open house/plucky trunk show. What a treat! Thank you Melissa for your lovely hospitality.

she got it!

Hayley has decided to give knitting another twirl. Who better to give the refresher course than knitting machine extraordinaire, Liesl – a.k.a. Browncurls.

smocked slouch

Smocked Slouch by Knitterella – shown in primo worsted, Garnet Martini. I’m now officially smitten with the smocked stitch.

Then, it’s a ‘let’s ease back in to the work week after a long holiday weekend’ sneak update. Plucky shop update tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31st beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. It’s a sneak-update – you know what that means! Yarn will go live at that time and be added to the shop throughout the day. As per usual, I’ll be sure to keep you posted as to the goings on in both the Ravelry Plucky Group and on the Plucky Facebook page (which also offers updates to the Plucky Twitter feed).

cinnabark - primo worsted

cinnabark – primo worsted

sophisticated pistachio ~ primo fingering

sophisticated pistachio – primo fingering

modern kiwi - primo fingering

modern kiwi – primo fingering

this moment ~

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, visit Soule Mama and leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to see.

moment

the carnage ~

how can something this sweet

My boy.

be this brutal?

the carnage

Any suggestions for a good dog toy that can hold its own against Sam?

this moment ~

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, visit Soule Mama and leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to see.

shower flower

Have a great weekend everyone!

sneak-up & a bit of housekeeping ~

ready for a sneak-up?

Tomorrow, Friday, May 20th there will be a Plucky shop sneak-up. Yarn will be popping up in the shop through the day tomorrow beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. Eastern and going throughout the day. There will be sale skeins, new repeatables (Bourbon Barrel & Classic Rock float your boat perhaps?), sweater quantities and colorwork sets.

Vino Haze
Vino Haze, primo worsted

Next week I’ll be prepping for and attending the Fifth Anniversary bash and Plucky Knitter Trunk Show at Wool & Honey in Cedar, Michigan (Saturday evening, May 28th from 5 to 9 p.m.) which means right after that I will have available several of your favorite bases that have been MIA for some time now –  50.50 Silk Merino Fingering and 50.50 Silk Merino Lite as well as the new MAS Lite (a gorgeous single ply dk weight) and the well loved single ply merino in lace, fingering and worsted will also be available.

Oh, and coming soon – a new Plucky accessory kit. First in a series of three accessories from the very talented Rose Beck of RosyPosy Designs. Sign-ups will be next week but thought you might like a little peek. The kits (using two skeins of Plucky Primo fingering weight) will be available in Bourbon Barrel, Classic Rock, Oatmeal, Barely Birch, Roasted Pumpkin, French Twist and a couple other yet to be decided upon colorways.
EZ Primo Scarf

new additions~

to the Plucky repeatables.

Bourbon Barrel & Classic Rock

Bourbon Barrel – cool shades of chocolate and chestnut brown.
Classic Rock – warm shades of gray with tinges of denim and olive.

this moment ~

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, visit Soule Mama and leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to see.

pineapple martini w/ rosemary

Who knew?

spring. finally.

how hard it would be to pick just three favorite movies! What a kick I got out of reading your favorites. I highly recommend going back through the comments for some great ideas for your next in-home movie night.

But, who won the tangled mess?!

KnittySue! who’s favorite movies of all times are

  1. The Blindside
  2. The Proposal
  3. Hunt for Red October

Thanks so much for playing along. You’ll be glad to know there’s more where that came from – apparently I’m all thumbs lately.

this moment ~

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, visit Soule Mama and leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to see.

berries

more tangles & favorite movies ~

making messes

Remember that tangled yarn contest a few weeks ago? Well, we’ve been at it again – making a mess of things.

Ready to tackle some tangles? Leave me a comment. I want to know your top three favorite moves of all time. Purely classics? New releases? Guilty pleasure movies from the 80’s? Film noir? Chick flicks? Westerns? Action/Adventure? Inquiring minds really want to know!

Comments will be accepted until Wednesday morning, May 4th at which time I’ll drag out the trusty random number generator to choose the winner.

Two's Company - Primo Worsted

Two’s Company – Primo Worsted

I promised you an extra update or two this month, didn’t I? It’s a date! Today as a matter of fact. Sunday, May 1st at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. The shop will be full of primo, cashmere, colorwork sets, MCN Lite and primo fingering pre-orders (in some of the new repeatables even – Mossy Marvel, Cozy Posey, Roasted Pumpkin to name a few). Please note, instead of a sneak-update, the update will go live all at once. Oh, and don’t forget about the free shipping – that’s always a good thing!