Not long now!

Shindig2015-LOGO-web

The entire Plucky Crew and I are crazed with excitement knowing the Shindig is now only days away!

Whether you’re a full Shindigger, an overnight PJ knitter, a class-taker, or you’re just planning a quick stop into the marketplace, we can’t wait to say hello. We’ll be ready to have fun with you, answer questions, help with colors, and knit with you. We hope you’re as excited as we are over our roster of extraordinary teachers, a fashion show featuring many of you, karaoke, the photo booth, and more!

Here at the barn, everyone’s a buzz working on all of the final details that we hope will make the 2015 Shindig the best ever. Needless to say, we are still packing— yarn, swag, props…and yarn!!

The Plucky Crew and I are looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and to personally welcoming all our new friends. And for those of you who are unable to join us in person, we have some great things planned for you, too! Stay tuned on the Plucky blog for more details.

Instant Gratification!

IG 8-21 update

Hello there!

Something tells me this Friday would be the perfect time for an Instant Gratification update. I know that many of you are unable to attend the Shindig (we will miss you!) and I want to make sure as many of you as possible can join in the fun of the Shindig and have the yarn your hearts desire for the Plucktober festivities.

I love Instant Gratification updates as there truly is something for everyone and the project possibilities – they are simply endless. There will be mystery kits, tasting menus and, of course, some fantastic onesie-twosies and sweater quantities of your favorite Plucky bases.

So, please join us for an update in the Plucky ETSY shop, Friday, August 21st at 9:00 am EDT, filled with just about everything you can imagine – and maybe even a couple of our newest Shindig colorways will be available!

A note about the shipping of IG update:
The update is all ready-to-ship items. It is an assortment of goodies already dyed and available to ship. While the yarn is ready-to-ship, it does take us 24-48 hours to administer the shipping process to then print labels and begin shipping. Friday’s update will begin shipping on Tuesday, August 25th. Also, please note that the mystery kits and tastings menus will ship Monday, August 31st.

As per usual with Etsy updates there will be product that goes live right at the appointed time but I will be posting things as I go. If you have not yet found our update thread in Ravelry we have a great time chatting about the update while it’s happening.

If you are new to Plucky, please be sure to read through the “New to Plucky FAQ” thread for a full explanation of how the updates work.  Also, please feel free to pop into the “Your Plucky Concierge” thread and ask away.  We’re happy to help!

 

It’s A Party!

Fellas, Gray Club & Classics Party!

Shop Update Monday, August 17th 9 AM EDT & 8 PM EDT

 

There are so many fun, celebratory things happening here at the Plucky Barn! There’s the upcoming Shindig, playing with new colorways and new bases yet to be unveiled, new designs, planning for Plucktober, and other super-secret goings-on we can’t wait to share with you. We can barely contain ourselves! What do you do when you’re excited, happy, feel-like-you’re-gonna-burst and just can’t wait another moment to celebrate? Well, you have a party, of course! And to that party you invite all your favorite friends (that’s you!) and family, and you hope those you haven’t seen in a while come on out as well.

We’re going to do this party up reunion style; bringing back three of your (and ours too!) favorite Plucky clubs to celebrate. Sound good?

We’ll be featuring favorites from each of the Plucky club offerings of Classics, Fellas and the Gray clubs. Rarely does one of the special, limited edition colorways from our clubs make it as a repeatable so this is your chance to nab your favorite AND choose it on a base that may not have been offered before.

Making an appearance on behalf of Plucky Classics at this party will be:

Colorways not shown: Completely Bonkers, Gus & Clara, Indian Summer, Little Reata, Outta My Hair & Whistle Stop
Joining us from the Fella’s crew will be those shown above as well as:

Atticus
Man About Town
Random Task
Ron
Steelhorse
And don’t forget the new mystery Fellas!

And the Gray’s… my favorite neutral. Attending on behalf of the Gray’s/Grey’s will be:

 

The following bases will be available for you to pick to showcase your Classics, Fella’s, or Gray colorway’s:

Bases Available:

Bello
Bello Worsted
Bulky
Cachet
Cashmere
Crew
Crewbie
Feet
Oxford
Primo Aran
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Primo Worsted
Single
Snug
Snug Fingering
Snug Worsted
Sophisticate
Traveler Aran
Traveler DK
Traveler
Trusty

And back by popular demand – Orders that include a purchase of Cachet, Primo Aran, Scholar, Snug Worsted or Traveler Aran will receive a digital copy of Off Grid. Oh, and I think we should also include the pattern in ANY order over $50!

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating… if you are new to Plucky, please be sure to read through the ‘New To Plucky FAQ’ thread for a full explanation of how the updates work. Also, please feel free to pop into the ‘Your Plucky Concierge’ thread and ask away. We are very happy to help!

Please join us for a two-fold Plucky Classics, Fellas, and Gray’s Reunion Party on Monday, August 17th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern and again that same evening at 8:00 p.m.Eastern on The Plucky Blog!

Can’t wait to see you at the big reunion!

Warmly,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew

Crewbie – There’s A New Kid In Town

Crewbie

Summer isn’t quite over yet and although we’re in full prep mode for fall (Shindig and other exciting plans!), we are still celebrating summer with our latest addition – Crewbie!

That’s right – Crewbie. Rhymes with Drewbie and is the namesake of our favorite “little brother”, Drew! He rolls his eyes and blushes when he hears it, but we know he loves it! If you’ve met Drew at the Shindig or one of our shows, you’ll understand why the name is so befitting.

Crewbie, little brother of Crew, is going to be hard-working, structured yet soft and will hold it’s shape thanks to the cotton/wool blend, just like Crew!

Crewbie update
Colorways available so far. Like to see more? Head on over to the wish list thread!

We are so excited to see a new twist on some already great fingering weight patterns using Crewbie. Here are a few we think will be great!:

Stripe Parade – the cotton in Crewbie will heather the colorways “just so” for that beachy-end-of-summer-look sweater you’ll pull out year after year…

Lake Effect – this fingering weight cardi will be an excellent transitional piece into the fall months when it’s not quite cold enough for a jacket but you need to ward off the chill.

Adrift – have a decadent pair in Bello?  knit a utilitarian yet still soft pair with Crewbie!

Northport – When in doubt, knit a hat! You can never have or gift too many! I am 100% certain I must have a Northport in Crewbie – I mean, I love my Fly Swatter in Crew, & I love to play with color…yes, this one must happen! Perhaps colorwork isn’t what you’re wanting these days, what about this cute new pattern Stones On The Beach or the Hermaness hat? Perfect!

Plaits & Pines – what do I always say…?!  Mix those bases!  How about a Plaits & Pines with Crewbie & Bello … really play on the way the colors take to the different fibers/bases and make those cables POP!

To round out the family theme and to #mixthosebases, a Hayley’s Comet would be great! Pick a skein of Crewbie and let it play with any of the other Plucky Fingering weight bases in a Hayley’s Comet for textural interest or let it sub in for another base to create that oh so perfect and soothing gradient.

And, because hats are always a good idea (to knit. to wear. to gift.) I thought I might include a little something to jump start your Fall knitting! Off Grid is our newest Plucky hat pattern. This hat will be perfect for transitioning from early Fall into “I must wear a hat now” season. It’s a shoulder season hat! For this update, orders that include a purchase of Cachet, Primo Aran, Scholar, Snug Worsted or Traveler Aran will receive a digital copy of Off Grid! Oh, and I think we should also include the pattern in ANY order over $50!

Off grid collage

If you are new to Plucky, please be sure to read through the ‘New To Plucky FAQ’ thread for a full explanation of how the updates work. Also, please feel free to pop into the ‘Your Plucky Concierge’ thread and ask away. We’re happy to help!

Go ahead, grab a skein or two or five of Crewbie and give it a go! However, Crewbie won’t be the only guy at this party on Friday, August 7th at Noon EDT and again on Sunday, August 9th at 8:00 PM EDT here on the Plucky BLOG. Here is the full list of bases that will be attending this two-part update. Bases available:

Bello
Bello Worsted
Cachet (Cashmere Aran)
Cashmere
Crewbie
Crew
Feet
Primo Aran
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Scholar
Single
Snug Fingering
Snug Worsted
Sophisticate
Traveler Aran
Traveler Sport

xo,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew