Just another manic Monday

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….wish it were Sunday…..

The secret to trudging through and, dare I say it…. enjoying chilly temperatures is to wear wonderful knitted items and to keep moving (no Carhartt’s today but almost) and that is exactly what we are doing today. We are hustling! Between now and the end of the year we have loaded up the calendar with so many fun things. So, here goes a little review of what’s coming up between now and the end of the year:

Tomorrow, November 26th is the release of the new Plucky sweater kit featuring Babycocktails pattern, Brandied Cherry. What color will you make?

November 29th will be signups for the new Grey Club with FREE SHIPPING!

Dec 4th we will be releasing the new sweater kits from Jimiknits, offered in both Sweater and Primo Worsted.

The week of Dec 18th will be the cashmere update!

AND one more Instant Gratification – featuring lots and lots of mystery kits – update with FREE SHIPPING!

Here at the studio we have lots more to work on before the end of this crazy, wacky, never-a-dull-moment year. Of course, I can’t give you exact details yet, but I can whisper a few little hints.

We are getting so close to actually being able to launch the new website and it is going to be zingy and fun!

We are so very close to a new building. I haven’t been divulging much at all about said building as we’ve had way too many false starts…. so that is all I will say for now except we have workmen (one or two hired and two or three related to us), with hammers in their hands, waiting for the go ahead …. stay tuned….

The new photo database is coming along so nicely. This is a tool I’ve have been working on that will allow you to cut, paste, collage and play to your hearts content. Plucky paint – I mean yarn – chips if you will. I know you have already been spying some of the new photos and I have been spending my evenings editing and labeling. This project has been a personal joy for me and is moving along quite nicely.

Hayley and I have been making our travel plans for Stitches West in February and drawing out our booth design plans and, of course, planning on what we will be bringing (NEW COLORS! NEW BASES! NEW KITS!). Ryan and I have been mapping out dyeing schedules between now and February to ensure that we are able to bring everything AND the kitchen sink.

The Shindig plans are going to knock your socks off! Details very soon.

Are you excited yet? The entire Plucky team (Hayley, Ryan, Drew, Tiffany and Rebecca) sure is!! But, before all that happens, we will be taking a little time off at the end of the year to enjoy our families and some down time and then it is back to full speed ahead.

In closing, we thank you…. so so very much and we hope everybody finds a little extra time during this upcoming long weekend to spend time with those close to you, doing what you love.

Warmly,
Sarah

Telling Time & Time To Tell!

How can it be that the closer we get to the end of 2013, the faster the days are flying by? Wasn’t it just two weeks ago that we were wearing our flip-flops and running the fans at full speed? Wow. We are more than half way through November already! I have no choice but to face the fact that time really DOES fly when you are doing something that you love.

We have so many exciting things to look forward to…

Surprise November

Later this week we will have the surprise update! We will give you 24 hours notice of the exact day and time window, so watch the update thread for details. This update will include the five colors that you voted for (as shown above). All five colors will be available on Primo Fingering, Primo Worsted, Sweater, Bulky and Traveler Sport and remember – they are ready to ship!

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Cozy is back in stock and it’s time to celebrate! November 26th will bring the much-anticipated release of kits for the new Babycocktails sweater pattern, Brandied Cherry. Thea has already posted a few teaser photos for this awesome cabled design and I know lots of knitters are chomping at the bit to get this one cast on!

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Friday, November 29th will be the signups for the new Gray Club. And, as if Grays weren’t exciting enough, I have decided to make this a free shipping signup!

Gakusei SpoilerPhoto Courtesy JimiKnits

December 4th will be the release of a new exclusive sweater pattern from our friend Jimi at Jimiknits. The cardigan is designed in Plucky Sweater and the kits will be offered in both Sweater and Primo Worsted. This promises to be great fun, as Jimi always has something out of the ordinary up her sleeve! I have a sample knit up here at the studio and I am smitten!

Then….. sometime during the week of December 18 we will have a cashmere update. I haven’t decided on the exact date yet, but I promise to give you lots of advance notice. Cashmere just feels like a great way to wind down the year and give yourself a little treat, don’t you think?

And, because you asked so nicely, we will be working in another small IG update with free shipping before the end of the year that will feature many mystery kits. Again, I promise to let you know as soon as I lock in the date!

I could go on because there are some other very fun things in the queue…. A sweater in traveler sport that I just adore. Two new accessories that will feature Bello Worsted and then a knit skirt that, I kid you not, will knock your socks off and so much more. But that’s enough for the day because well, time does not stand still and I’ve got to go dye some yarn.

Thank you so much and happy Tuesday!

 

Update: November 10th

Thank you for joining us in tonight’s update! All kits, bags, and yarn are now sold out. Be sure to sign up for our e-newslist and follow us on Facebook to be notified of our next update.

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Welcome to tonight’s Plucky update! This is your chance to get in on the Game Day beverage cozys and show your team spirit; the Plucky way, of course! We have several different, pre-selected kit choices for you to choose from but if you don’t see your team colors, you can create your very own “kit”. Each cozy requires two different color skeins of Trusty. Knit one for yourself or knit an entire six-pack for your game day crowd! There are dozens upon dozens of colorways to choose from and across the Plucky bases so check your pattern queues for all those gifts & cool-weather knits you’ve been meaning to get to.

PLEASE NOTE: The patterns for Game-Day kit purchases will be emailed within 24-48 hours after the update has completed to the email associated with the PayPal account used to complete your purchase. It will not be available as an immediate Ravelry download nor will hard copies of the pattern be sent with the yarn. Yarn for the blog update will ship according to usual Plucky pre-order shipping policies.

Yarn from this update will ship approximately 21 business days after an update. So, please allow approximately 4-5 weeks for your order to ship/arrive after an update. Please note that we ship over the course of a few days (also known as shipping in waves). International customers, please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for your order to arrive after an update.

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Game Day Beverage Cozys

Tonight’s Individual Colorways