It’s Monday

 

 

Good morning everyone! How’s this Monday treating you?

I hope your weekend was better than Oxford’s.

 

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Poor pup was covered in yellow jackets – a dozen stings! Glad to say he’s doing better this morning (the welts are going down nicely) albeit dopey from all the doses of Benadryl. Thank goodness for sweet veterinarians on call.

 

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And holy smokes, it’s been a scorcher! And steamy, talk about steamy. This heat wave had been putting a small crimp in my knitting mojo, but my think I need to knit that list is growing now that I’ve finished my Sophisticated Traveler!

 

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While perusing patterns in Ravelry, I have found several patterns that will be gorgeous knit with the newest Luxe cashmere. Here is my personal short list:

Goldfinch #mixthosebases with your cachet or cashmere!
Quadri
Jack
Shawl B #mixthosebases!
Miso
serenity now!
Good Vibes

For those who are current subscribers to the Plucky Luxe Club (for a refresher on all the details on the luxe club please see that link), you received a surprise exclusive hat pattern with your first installment. This month we are offering our Luxe Club subscribers the option to choose a free download from the following Plucky hat patterns.

Gone Glamping Hat
Storm Door Hat
Off Grid
Making A Memory
My Cashmere Hat

From the list above, simply choose the pattern that you would love to knit and send the pattern name to Plucky Customer Service at pluckycustomerservice@gmail.com, with “LUXE CLUB” in the subject line. We will then add that pattern to your Ravelry library.

Have a great day!

xo,
s

 

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Restocked!

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Yay! Plucky Reserve is back online with new search by color and base capabilities. Product will be added throughout the day and going forward as available. Let’s CHECK IT OUT!

 

 

Additions to the I Love Grey/Gray/Gris Update!

Check out the color additions and bases to the I Love Grey/Gray/Gris Update!

 

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Here is the full list of bases offered:
• Bello Fingering
• Bello Worsted
• Bulky
• Cachet
• Cashmere
• Crew
• Feet
• Lace
• Lodge Fingering
• Lodge Worsted
• Oxford 2.0
• Primo Aran
• Primo Fingering
• Primo Sport
• Primo Worsted
• Single
• Snug Fingering
• Snug Worsted
• Sophisticate
• Sweater
• Traveler Sport
• Traveler DK
• Trusty

 

Small Batch available on the following bases:
• Bello Fingering
• Bello Worsted
• Bulky
• Cachet
• Cashmere
• Feet
• Lace
• Oxford 2.0
• Primo Aran
• Primo Fingering
• Primo Sport
• Primo Worsted
• Single
• Sophisticate
• Sweater
• Trusty

 

I LOVE Grey/Gray/Gris

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Sunday, July 17th at 8:00 PM EDT
& Monday, July 18th at 9:00 AM EDT on the Blog

JUST THE GREYS CLUB – IT’S TIME!

“I don’t just love faded hoodie sweatshirt gray. Or graphite grey. Or the sleek grey of a chrome bumper on an extraordinary automobile. I love the smart look of a grey flannel blazer. I love the colors in the sky just before it starts to snow. Weathered cedar siding calls me to come inside and sit by the fire. I love the grey that hides beneath the surface of so many other colors, giving them stability and depth. When I think of grey, there is barely a color in the spectrum that can’t partner with grey. I love all the personalities and diverse incarnations, be they warm or cool.”


And, don’t be fooled when we call this a “CLUB”.  This does not require any subscription or sign-up.  If you are (like me) a lover of beautiful greys, you are in the right spot. My personal grey lovers club.

Please join us on the Plucky Blog this Sunday evening, July 17th at 8:00 PM EDT and on Monday morning, July 18th at 9:00 AM EDT.  This is always a fun Update for us to put together because EVERY Plucky color has lots of perfect Grey/Gray/Gris best friends. This update will include all of our previous Grey/Gray Club colors and one brand new mystery Grey! Simply follow the drop down menus to select your color and your base.

To get things started, here is a collage of the Grey/Gray colors that are being offered and one square for our newest mystery grey!

 

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And some color to go with your Grey/Gray/Gris…

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List of the current bases offered:
• Bello
• Bulky
• Cachet
• Cashmere
• Feet
• Lace
• Lodge Fingering
• Lodge Worsted
• Primo Aran
• Primo Fingering
• Primo Sport
• Primo Worsted
• Single
• Snug Fingering
• Snug Worsted
• Sophisticate
• Sweater
• Traveler
• Trusty

We’re also including some fun, new swag with this update.  We thought it would be fun to offer a project bag with the I Love Grey/Gray/Gris logo. These bags will also be featured in the update, with their own drop down menu for selecting the number of bags you want.

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We hope you will take a moment to let us know what other colors and bases you would like us to add to the I Love Grey/Gray/Gris Update.  As always, you can post your wishes over in the Wishlist Thread.  Each post, and all its “agrees,” will be counted as votes.  We do ask that you remember that this is a “No Chat” thread.  It can be a daunting task to be sure we read every post and count every vote.  Please let us hear from you!

Warmly,
Sarah

 

 

 

 

A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING:

  1. If you are new to Plucky (Welcome! We are so glad you are here!) and would like to know how our Updates work, we have prepared a tutorial, found HERE, to help. You might also want to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. Please note that this is a pre-order update and will begin shipping on/about August 15th but things have been known to change and ship early!
  3. If you haven’t already downloaded the Plucky App (link below) this Update is a great way to explore color pairings and combos that Hayley and I have put together.

 

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New App Update!

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THERE IS A NEW APP UPDATE!

Boy oh boy, our Plucky App team has been busy!  We gave them a list of the features you have been asking for, and we are delighted to unveil the results of the behind the scenes work.  We are super excited to announce that an app update is live today with these great additions:

  • Small Batch glamour shots, plus a new icon for the Small Batch category.
  • Improved access to pairings from individual colorways.
  • New layouts for pairings of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 colors!

If you are already using the Plucky App, you will need to update your existing app.
Please note, you will not be able to see these new updates until you have updated your app.

If you are new to the Plucky App, we hope you will download out newest version (links below).

 

 

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Sounds Of Summer WINNERS

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It SOUNDS like we have some winners!

 

With each of our Plucky contests, we meet the nicest people! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Sounds of Summer contest. Needless to say, I was bowled over to see that we had 500 Ravelry entries by the contest close Sunday night, as well as dozens of entries on the Blog. So, this morning we sat down to crunch a few of those numbers. Because this was a NO CHAT contest, we were easily able to give each entry a number, and then randomly select winners. A huge thank you to everyone for that!

 

Oh my, numbers can be fun! Within those Ravelry 500 entries, we had 60 guests (12%) in our group. We love our guests and decided to award one prize to the 30th guest post.

 

#244, jbosley, you are a winner!

 

Next, we looked for anyone who had fewer than three posts EVER in our Plucky group. We know that there are some pretty awesome Plucksters out there who prefer to remain quiet, lending the rest of us their silent support.

 

#162, knittingmonk, you are a winner!

 

That left one more number from our Ravelry entries to be pulled from our virtual hat….

 

#404, seb123, you are a winner!

 

And, finally, we randomly selected one winner from the Plucky Knitter Blog. They are being sent an email to give them the good news!

 

Thank you so much for sharing your treasured memories with us. We invite the winners to contact Customer Service (pluckycustomerservice@gmail.com). Write “contest winner” in the subject line and include the address where you would like us to send your prize. You may also let us know which of the new Bungalow colors you especially love and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes!

 

Thank you again, so much!

Sarah

 

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It’s Monday

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Hello lovely ones!

I hope your Monday is off to a smooth start!

So many things… I don’t know where to begin!

  1. Thank you so much for joining us for the update last night and today! Bungalow is feeling the love!!
  2. Hayley’s back! The other half of my stomach/brain/heart & funny bone…. going to be a busy week Hayley. Let’s do this!
  3. Anniversary shipping. That is where we will be. See you next week 😉
  4. But seriously. Lot’s of fun shipping to do. QPP’s. Mysteries. 21 skein tastings. Things are about to get really crazy up here at the barn!

Hayleymae and I will be back but if you don’t hear from us in a day or two – we might be under a pile of yarn.

Monday. Let’s do this!

xo
s

 

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Bungalow The Open House Update

 

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Sunday, July 10th at 8:00 PM EDT
& Monday, July 11th at 9:00 AM EDT on the Plucky Blog

Grab your party hats because this is going to be one heck of an Open House! Welcome to our Plucky Bungalow. Come on in and make yourself comfortable.

What a great way to begin our tenth year. We hope you can join us on Sunday evening, July 10th at 8:00 PM EDT and again on Monday at 9:00 AM EDT for a huge Bungalow Open House Update on the Plucky Blog. The guests of honor will be our new sport weight yarn, Plucky Bungalow.  With a 75.15.10 content of cotton, linen and silk, Bungalow is perfect for summer cardigans, tanks, tees and open lacey shawls.  Bungalow is breathable, drapey and the colors. Oh the colors.  And, oh my, the sheen that the wee bit of silk brings to the fabric is out of this world! Just enough but not too much. This color palette is exclusive to Bungalow.  During the update, you will find a drop down menu from which you can select your Bungalow colors and quantities.  Because this is our Bungalow debut, quantities will be a bit limited, so be sure you have your list ready!

 

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But, it takes more than a guest of honor to make a party, so we are inviting lots more bases and colors to this update!  We have been watching the Wishlist Thread, making notes and lists, and so far here are the bases and colors you will find in this update:

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Please remember, the Bungalow colors will not be available on any other bases, and Bungalow will only be available in the Bungalow specific colors. 

Bases Available!:
Bello
Bello Worsted
Cashmere
Crew
Crewbie
Feet
Lace
Lodge Worsted
Oxford
Oxford 2.0
Primo Fingering
Primo Sport
Primo Worsted
Scholar
Scholar 2.0
Single
Snug Fingering
Sophisticate
Sweater
Traveler
Traveler DK
Trusty
*And of course Bungalow too!*

 

But, we have room for more.  Lots more!  If there is something you have been waiting for and you don’t see it yet, please be sure to post in the Wishlist Thread.  It would be super helpful if you would refrain from any chatter, only posting your color and/or base requests…and clicking those “agree” buttons like crazy!

A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING:

  1. If you are new to Plucky (Welcome!!) and would like to know how our Updates work, we have prepared a tutorial, found HERE, to help.  You might also want to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  1.  Please note that this is a pre-order update and will begin shipping approximately on August 8th but things have been known to change and ship early!
  2. If you haven’t already downloaded the Plucky App (link below) this Update is a great way to explore color pairings and combos that Hayley and I have put together.

Thank you so much and we hope to see you at the open house!

 

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Sounds Of Summer Contest

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School is out and summer is in full swing. If your neighborhood is like ours, there are certain sounds that spell the beginning of summer. We live on a not-too-small/not-too-big lake, so many of our summer sounds are associated with water. Some days it is the gentle dipping of a kayak paddle as we head out, and other days it’s Ox announcing neighbors arriving via a pontoon boat, ready for a bonfire and brownies. On the weekends, it’s the sounds of the neighbor’s stereo carry down the beach and that can be great fun.

 

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Do you have a story to share? If you have a memory, we have prizes! What do you listen for? Does the sound of an ice cream truck bring back memories of a Good Humor, toasted almond bar? Or a push-pop (hey, where have I heard “push-pop” before)? I can think of lots of summer sounds…a life guard’s whistle reminding you (ME!) not to run…birds that sing too dang early when all you want to do is sleep in…and who could forget the kid who used a clothes pin to attach a playing card to the back of his bike, making that clacking noise. You get the idea. Please post in our contest thread between now and Sunday, July 10th at midnight. Then, on Monday, July 11th, we will hand draw winners for some summery fun prizes! And I think there’s a very good chance that those prizes will be in the form or our newest Plucky base, Bungalow.  If it’s summer, you need a little Bungalow!

 

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Please pop into our SOUNDS OF SUMMER contest thread in Ravelry to enter or you can also leave a comment here on the Plucky Blog. The contest thread will be a NO CHAT thread so that everyone gets “one post/one entry”.  But, feel free to go back and edit your post as many times as you like, because if you’re like me, I always remember something I forgot to say!  We will wait until the contest closes before we read the entries and pick our winners, so edit away!  The Random Chatter thread will be the place to make comments about posts and have a good laugh or two.  Our moderators will delete any chatter or multiple posts in the SOUNDS OF SUMMER – NO CHAT thread, not because we don’t love to hear from you but to make our job of picking winners as easy as a slice of ice cold watermelon on late summer afternoon.

 

 

 

Introducing… BUNGALOW

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I promised you guys something exciting!

Just in time for the warmer months (for those of us in the northern hemisphere!) we are very excited to introduce our newest yarn, Plucky Bungalow!

This sport weight yarn is mostly plant based, but we added a touch of silk to give your finished projects a bit of structure and just a hint of sheen. Bungalow will be perfect for summer cardigans, tanks, tees, and open lacey shawls. These are the lightweight, breathable summer wardrobe staples that we all need for warm days, cool evenings or an unexpected blast of out-of-control air conditioning!

75.15.10 Cotton, Linen, & Silk
314 yards $29 per skein

 

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This palette has been especially chosen for this new non-wooly Plucky. This colors will not be available on any other base except Bungalow. I’ll be back over the next couple days with some photos of a few samples knit up in Bungalow.

It’s Monday/not Monday

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Hi guys!

Hope you had a brilliant weekend doing whatever you love and with whomever you love!

If you’re anything like me, you’re not quite sure if you’re coming or going today so please bear with me while I wrap my head around a few things coming up this week:

  1. Shipping. That’s just going to be the name of the game all this week end next. Luxe club ships this week. There’s a story and inspiration there that I’ll be sharing that in a day or two.
  2. Our sweet/organized/darling/clever moderators and I have been brainstorming and we have a few tweaks/changes coming to the threads later this week. I’ll be back to chat about that a bit later too! Exciting!
  3. Update. Lots of requests and questions about when the next update will be. That’s coming. Coming soon! And something you’re least expecting – I love a surprise and you’re going to love this one!
  4. I need to work on my short row in the round technique.
  5. Nashville is great and I miss those biscuits. My jeans do not miss those biscuits.
  6. The big anniversary update that took place the first part of June will be filled to the brim with Golden Tickets as will the Dendros shipment. Thank you for all the GT excitement – more to come as they continue to arrive in a stash near you!

It’s Monday/not Monday and I hope it’s an easy one for you.

Hugs all around,
s

 

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Weekend reading. Haps – what a great book. Not just patterns but a history lesson too. Worst-Case Scenario Handbook – pure cheeky fun!

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