Hippie Chic & New Repeatables~

Available in the update at Noon Eastern today!

Well Preserved - A repeatable

Well Preserved – a new repeatable colorway

Roadtrip - A new repeatable

Roadtrip – a new repeatable colorway


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Hippie Chic – A psychadelic yarn club

All the colors in the Hippie Chic club will be of the more variegated variety. Fun and unexpected.  You might find pink, purple, aqua and more – all in one skein. And, what would a hippie chic collection be without some avocado thrown in for good measure once in a while?!

Available in the shop update today at Noon Eastern. This item is the April shipment of Hippie Chic. Important: Shipping of Hippie Chic will ship by April 20th.

Something new~

Antiqued, Gray Goose & Bisque

Vintage Cocktails – A new color affection kit

We are trying something new today. Smaller but more frequent updates with the first one taking place in the Plucky Shop tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. I will be offering Plucky Feet, Primo (fingering, sport and worsted) and Plucky Rustic in the following colorways:

Karat Stick
Flying Monkey
Princess Phone
Gray Goose
Surprise! Plucky Choice

Color affection kits available (in Plucky Feet & Primo Fingering):

Thin Man
In Living Color
Vintage Cocktails
Nobody Gets out of this Place Without Singin’ The Blues

Then, later this week on Thursday, March 22nd, there will be another shop update at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.

Happy Monday and have a great week!


Plucky Fellas & A Shop Update ~

It has been a while since the last shop update and I want to thank you for your patience with me during the extended radio silence.

How about we start things off nice and easy. I am thinking it is just about the right time for an update which will take place tomorrow, Thursday, March 8th at Noon Eastern and include FREE SHIPPING plus the following:

Pre-orders of Primo Sport, Primo Worsted, Plucky Feet and Rustic in various new(er) repeatables and some of your favorite oldies but goodies (Honey Wilkes, Icey Audrey or Tavern On The Blue anyone?).

I am happy to say there will be Color Affection kits available in Plucky Feet. I’m still a little short on Primo Fingering and will have to offer Color Affection Kits in Primo Fingering at a later date (it’s coming soon, really it is).

A new club: Plucky Fellas ~ yarn for your inner tomboy. FYI~ yarn club spots will be for sale in the ‘Plucky Feet’ category in tomorrow’s update.

All the colors in the new club will be fella/guy/tomboy inspired colors. For socks and/or accessories us neutral loving guys and gals just love to wear. What you won’t find? Pink, purple, aqua. What will you find? Loads of neutrals with a kick, all on Plucky Feet. The shipments will ship every other month (March, May & July) and instead of being subscription based club, I’m going to offer spots in the store and it will ship the end of this month.

So, to clarify, tomorrow I will offer only the March shipment of Plucky Fellas. The May shipment will be offered in the shop near the end of April and the July shipment will be offered in the shop at the end of June.

Important: Shipping for the pre-orders and CA kits will ship by March 23rd. Shipping of Plucky Fellas will ship by March 31st.

Thank you very much for your continued interest and support. It means the world to me.

Favorite Shoes & Winners Too~

Favorite things

Sperry Winsor (cordovan & black). Matchstick Jeans and, of course, a button down. My uniform of choice.

I am in deep smit with these lug sole penny loafers. Last Fall I purchased the cordovan pair and they have been in almost constant rotation since. Not only are the Sperry’s super cute but very functional too. Supportive and non-slip (while looking sort of preppy cute), which comes in handy if you happen to find yourself walking through a yarn dyeing studio that just so happens to have wet floors. You know, it could happen.

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Why yes, Mary Tyler-Moore (circa 1961-1966) is one of my style icons.


I know you’ve been waiting to hear who won the ‘Let’s Talk About Shoes’ contest so after combining the entries from Facebook and the comments here on the blog. The winners are:

  • John M – who is looking for a new pair of Fluevogs (as are many of you!)
  • Jenn (earthgirl) – who swears by her $10 gum boots!
  • Sher Galletta – Jack Rogers (a gal after my own heart)
  • Erin Leigh – who dreams of ballet flats without bows or sparkles. Really.

Congratulations to all the winners! Please contact me with your shipping information (and any color likes which I will do my best to grant if possible) at thepluckyknitter @ gmail.com.

New Pattern: Sonoran Cowl


I’m so happy to announce that Jill has just released her second, self-published pattern this week – The Sonoran Cowl. What a fantastically stylish (and FUN!)  accessory to keep you warm during the chilly months. And, it’s a quick knit so you can whip one up in a jif and still have time to wear it before Spring really arrives.

Jill’s clever and bold (with just a touch of whimsy, which I adore) graphic design plus the brand new Plucky Rustic…. well it’s just like peanut butter and jelly or peas and carrots. Simply made to go together.

The Sonoran Cowl pattern is available for purchase today! You can order a downloadable PDF or a hard copy. But, that’s not all. This Thursday’s (March 8th) shop update will feature (among other things) Jill’s Sonoran Cowl pattern in a Sonoran color work kit! Stay tuned for update time and colorway offerings.

So go ahead… Queue it up! Cast on! and have fun knitting this fun, stylish cowl!

Shoes – A contest~



March is here, Spring seems to be on the way, it’s finally the end of a very long week and, quite simply, we love you guys and I want to give some kits away.

Three Color Affection kits coming up for give-away. One kit in Plucky Feet, one in lace and one in Primo Fingering. Then, for good measure, I think it would be fun to give away a two skein colorwork kit in Plucky Rustic as well (super cute pattern coming out *very* soon featuring two contrasting colors of Plucky Rustic – you’ll be all set).

All you need do (and we’ve started this over in the Plucky group on Facebook) is talk to me about shoes. What are the shoes you are dreaming/wishing for this Spring (because you know, Spring really is just around the corner)?

Comments will remain open through Noon Eastern on Monday, March 5th.

Plucky Rustic

Plucky Rustic in Bisque, Bashful, Yellow Submarine, Fly The Concord & Chinos

Care & Concern ~

stitch by stitch

Can I show you something? This blanket, this knitted (and crocheted) treasure is a sight to see. Care, concern, love and warm thoughts have been knit, stitch by stitch, into this stunning blanket – I can feel it and will treasure it always. I cannot thank you enough for the generosity and affection you have bestowed upon me (and my family) in ways large and small (which all are equally meaningful and appreciated) during this difficult time.