Boston or bust~

vintage posters

If you’re in the neighborhood, Thea, Cecily and I would love to see you this Saturday, January 21st at Another Yarn in Winchester, MA. Thea and Cecily will have their knits and patterns (such clever ladies and what a privilege it is to have them design with Plucky yarn) and I will, you guessed it, have plenty of Plucky yarn available as well.

A great big thank you to Teresa for hosting the show. I’m sure a great time will be had by all.

January 21, 2012
Trunk Show/Yarn Sale begins at noon 
Another Yarn
600 Main Street, Winchester MA  
781 570 2134,  email: info@anotheryarn.com

 

Let’s try this again~

What is a weekend

First things first. I cannot tell you how sorry I am about the ugly crash of the shop during the last update. What we had hoped would work…. well, it just didn’t. Plain and simple. We have spent the better part of the last three weeks working very hard to make the appropriate adjustments so that does not happen again. Thank you very much for your understanding and patience during a very frustrating time.

Which, brings me to – Color Affection, take two! It is finally time to offer kits again. This time there are several new coloreway options and, for the first time, there will be kits in lace weight (both 100% 2ply cashmere and 55.45 Cashmere Silk lace).

If you haven’t peeked in on all the action in the Plucky Group on Ravelry, please do so. Pictures of in-progress knits are popping up all over and they are just stunning and really fun.

The Color Affection kit will be available in a wide array color combinations (truly something for everyone) and will be available for sale in the brand new Plucky shop today, Monday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.

Shipping: Kits will ship the week of February 13th, 2012.

Thank you very much for your interest and enthusiasm for this kit and, more importantly, thank you for your patience and understanding while we have been working hard to get the kinks worked out of the shop.

Just Dandy!

Stripe Study #3 - The Queens Reserve

The Queens Reserve – A test knit.

Completely random ~

First things first. The contest. Well, I’m certainly in good company. So many of you want to master colorwork this year as well. Alright knitters, so where do we begin? Now for the winners of the Color Affection kits~

Sam ~ This year is for steeking. I love colorwork and have yet to do a sweater so this year I will do a version of Paper Dolls and steek something.

and

Lori ~ …. “the best tip i learned was to work with short pieces of wool. i love fair isle but didn’t love untangling all those strands (even two becomes a giant mess quickly). and bobbins were just as bad. so now i cut strands maybe 1 to 2 yds in length and work (holding both in my right, traditionalist here) letting the wool dangle and untangling is a breeze, the strands mostly undo themselves. then, so you won’t be bothered with millions of pieces to weave in you will want to spit splice as you go along.….”

Congratulations Sam and Lori! I have sent you confirmation emails. As soon as I hear from you your kit will be on its way.

Now for the random part of the post:

Watching:

downton

Downton Abbey. The clothes. The house. Bates & Anna. Matthew & Mary. Sigh. Watch it. You’ll be glad you did!

Eating:

Peanut Butter Chicken with cilantro lime rice. A friend recommended this and I’m so glad she did. Couldn’t be easier and what great flavors!

Knitting: 

Ships & Seaside Cowl
Ships & Seaside Cowl – great stash buster!
Here & There

Here & There – Plucky Primo Worsted, Medieval & Bisque

a hat for paige

Dittany Sprouts – Plucky Primo Worsted, Bisque

What are you watching, eating and knitting?

Spreading the love. A Contest ~

It's a mystery!

Spreading the Color Affection love!

The pattern is so very clever, the finished object is just gorgeous and fun to wear, it’s Tuesday and I want to give away two Color Affection kits. Simple as that.

So, leave me a comment tell me what new knitting hurdles you hope to conquer in 2012. Your first sweater? Colorwork? Toe-up/top-down socks? A new technique that has intimidated you in the past? Or, do want finish that project you started that is waiting patiently in your project bag?

Comments will remain open through Thursday, January 12th at Noon Eastern at which time I will randomly choose two winners to receive a Color Affection kit.

I know I’ve said it before but I really want to master colorwork. I’d love to make this or holey moley, this (a gal can dream, can’t she?). Any tips for someone trying to master colorwork?

vine hat

Vine hat. Primo worsted in ‘Something Blue’

that’s how I feel about that~

Saturday’s update in the new online shop – how did it go you ask? There are no words that bear repeating in polite company so……
pretty much sums it up~

argh!

enough said

how about I let the pictures speak for me?

To summarize:

The site crashed, some orders went through, some did not and some went through as ‘on backorder’ and then, in the end the kits did sell out.

Please know that I will work tirelessly to get Saturday’s mess sorted out and we are working diligently to get the kinks worked out of the shop – once and for all. The needs of the shop are somewhat uncharted territory for our wundertech helpers and I assure you they are wanting this fixed just as much as I do. We all thank you for your kind understanding and patience.

Currently I am making plans for several updates to occur over the next week and will be announcing them in the Plucky Ravelry group, here on the blog as well as on Facebook/Twitter. There will be a sneak-update in the etsy shop (at least I know that won’t crash on me!) as well as a pre-order update taking place in the Plucky shop (as soon as I am given the go-ahead).

So, when the going gets tough, the tough knit. Compulsively. Shimmer En Vogue

  • Started 12/31/11
  • Finished 1/1/12
  • Pattern: Shimmer In Blue
  • Yarn: Plucky 4ply cashmere (held double)
  • Verdict: I love it and an planning to make another in grey (big surprise).