Update: January 27th – The First Blog Update of 2014!

Thank you for joining us tonight! All yarn from tonight’s update is sold out while we work our some bugs and server issues. Please be sure to signup for our enewsletter to be notified of the next update.

We hope this message finds you nice and warm . FINALLY we are ready for the first big blog update of 2014. So, without further ado, here it is.

BASES: Primo Fingering, Sport, Worsted & Aran, Bello Fingering & Worsted, Feet, Lace, Trusty, Traveler Sport & Aran, Bulky, Sweater

COLORS: Listed below.

BUT WAIT! There’s more!

We also have two new accessory kits from Amy Miller!  I am going to bet that we still have lots of cold weather to bundle up for (as evidenced by this week), and these gorgeous designs are sure to do the trick.

Plaits & Pines 

Twisting cables and braids steal the spotlight in this quick slouchy beret – pick your favorite Plucky yarn (fingering held double or worsted on its own) and knit yourself a few! 


Inspired by the parkway by Amy’s home – twisting, winding and beautiful.  Deceptively simple and easily memorized, you’ll have this cozy scarf whipped up in no time!

These designs are available in Primo Fingering or Bello Fingering (for Plaits & Pines) and then Traveler Aran or Primo Aran for Parkway.

For these kits you only have the choice of the following colorways (some recently retired – so this is their retirement party so to speak):

  • Barn Door
  • Corduroy
  • Elegant Elephant
  • Fondant
  • Boondocks
  • Medieval
  • Plie
  • Webster Groves
  • Mystery Colorway (a complete mystery, Plucky’s choice!)

The cost for the kits will be $34 for Primo Fingering/$41 for Bello for Plaits and Pines; and$117 for Traveler Aran/ $121 for Primo Aran for Parkway.

As per usual, the update will ship according to our pre-order schedule.  If you aren’t sure of our update and shipping policies, you can view them at our website.

Individual Skeins of Yarn

Available in the following colors (plus some not pictured!):

Plaits & Pines Kit and Parkway Kit

Available in these colors (some not pictured):

Knittin’ The Blues

Blues club sold out for the time being. Back at 8:00 p.m. Eastern this evening with more of your favorite bases.


Knittin The Blues

Knittin’ The Blues…. A Yarn Club

BLUE, oh how I love you!  It is no secret that I love all things grey and that pink always seems to creep into my personal knitting (and then a dirty/vintage yellow, perhaps an orange, a green….), but blues just make me happy. Aqua blues. Blue ribbon blue. Teal blues. Steel blue grays. Oh, and the grand daddy of the them all, navy blue.  They can be peaceful or exciting, whimsical or in your face zingy. But, never ever boring. Blue is the color of the sky and the ocean. It can stand alone or work in harmony with practically any other color in the universe. Blue simply makes me smile!

On Friday, January 17th, we will debut the Blues Club.  So that we can reach the largest number of people, we will offer TWO opportunities for signups that day.  We will go live at 12:00 noon, EST, for those who can get to a computer during the day and then again at 8:00 PM, EST time to accommodate as many time zones and schedules as possible. This first blues club offering will be available in:

  • Primo Fingering, Sport, Worsted & Aran
  • Feet
  • Traveler Sport & Aran
  • Bello Worsted
  • Sweater
  • Lace

With the Blues Club you purchase your desired quantity and base at the time of the update, and then when you receive your yarn the color is a surprise (in this case some variation of blue but beyond that it’s a surprise).  When it is decided that the Blues Club will again be offered you, would then decide if you want to purchase another installment and do so. There is no recurring payment or commitment beyond what you manually purchase each time the yarn is offered. The main thing to remember is that you will be surprised when you see it because a picture of the colorway won’t be released prior to it shipping to you.

Let’s knit the blues!


Plucky Shindig 2014 Registration


Registration for the Plucky Shindig 2014 is currently closed. If additional spots become available, we will announce them on the Ravelry Shindig Information Thread.

For complete information on the classes and happenings at this year’s Plucky Shindig, please visit our official Shindig Overview Page.

Shindig Registration

This button will purchase you a spot at the Plucky Retreat, including early shopping hours, desert and cocktail reception and fashion show on Friday, the Plucky Goodie Bag, and a seat at Saturday’s sit-down banquet and Franklin Habit’s presentation “Impractical Magic: The Other Side of Weldon’s Practical Needlework.” This does not include any classes. Those must be purchased separately below.

Registration is $325 per person. Please respect a limit of 2 registrations per buyer.

Friday Afternoon Class:
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Shadow Knitting

This button will register you for a seat at Franklin Habit’s Friday afternoon class. You will also be eligible for early shopping hours at the Plucky Store (Friday and Saturday @ 9:00 am).

Registration for this class is sold out.

Saturday Morning Class:
Bavarian Twisted Stitch: An Introduction

This button will register you for a seat at Franklin Habit’s Saturday morning class. You will also be eligible for early shopping hours at the Plucky Store (Friday and Saturday @ 9:00 am).

Registration for this class is sold out.

Shindig Registration Process

Shindig Registration Details – a MUST read so we all understand the registration process.

When you get to the shopping page for the retreat, you will have options for buying three items- the Shindig, Franklin’s Friday class, and Franklin’s Saturday class. Remember, no one needs to buy a thing in order to come, shop, and hang with friends.

Here are the upper limits (you can always buy just one spot) for what any single buyer can purchase:
• TWO retreat spots, and/or
• TWO seats in Franklin’s Friday class, and/or
• TWO seats in Franklin’s Saturday class.

This is based on availability, on a first come, first-served basis. We are sorry that this will feel like a race, but we do not have a way around that.

We are allowing the purchase of items in pairs to accommodate all the calls for help from those who are absolutely unable to log in at 5:00 Eastern tomorrow, Sunday the 12th (right here on the Plucky BLOG) to buy what they want. This will help friends who want to travel together, and also those who cannot register for themselves. We trust this is helpful to you and that you still find it fair for everyone. The burden is on you to communicate well with your buddies and make your own decisions. If two of you are traveling together you have the option of registering every man for himself or registering together, but if together, you must assign one person to buy the two slots. You should not both register for two slots, because then you are on the hook for four payments for two people.

Here’s the kicker- it is technically possible for one person to reach the check-out page and buy all the slots for the retreat and all the seats in each class. There is not a way for us to limit this in the shopping cart. This is why we are counting on you being honorable and respect the limits stated above. Anyone who tries anything funny will have their registration blocked and refunded manually by us. It will hurt. Please do not make us do this thankless task!

Tomorrow we will have many hands on deck to monitor registration, to forward you hotel information, and to answer your questions. Use Lorilee@city-knitting.com or Plucky customer service at pluckycustomerservice@gmail.com

Lastly a hotel reminder, to stay at ease- if you try to book a hotel room and are not able to get one, wait one day and try again. We will, if necessary, add additional rooms to the block, during business hours on Monday.

We thank you so very much for your interest in this Shindig. We can’t wait get together!

Sarah & Lorilee

Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern


Sunday is the official sign up for the Plucky Shindig, 2014. We had originally planned to have the sign-ups later in the evening on Sunday. However, for the sake of all our plucky pals, including those that live abroad, I rethought the signup time and it is now set for 5:00 PM, EST. That’s right! Shindig sign-ups Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. We have so many wonderful things planned for this year and are really excited to see everybody!