xo, Sarah

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How great is it when hump day is at the end of the work week? I hope everyone has the most fantastic long weekend filled with knitting, food, family and friends!

You guys. YOU GUYS! These are so good! A chip/cookie hybrid?! Yes please! I would have taken a photo of the dark chocolate and the chocolate chip (oh! and the cinnamon sugar… which would make a great pie crust. However, I digress…) but they were gone in a flash when I brought them to the barn to share. Sharing is a must, FYI.

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I wore out another hairdryer, which seems to be the story of my life. Instead of buying another full sized one I decided to try this little guy. It’s fantastic! It has plenty of oomph for everyday use, all the while being compact enough to not take up too much space when you’re on the go.

 

 

I’ve made no secret of how deep my love for baked goods runs (as long as there are no bananas in the picture, I’m in!). When we have company in town, it’s lovely to have something delicious in the oven while we chat over coffee and these Cranberry orange scones are great! I’m thinking this is worth a try too!

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A few weeks ago I cast on for Hudson. I may or may not have been bitten with the cast-on all the things bug since then. I’m happy to report that I picked it back up over the weekend and it’s a fantastic knit!

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Thank You!!

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THANK YOU
We are forever grateful for you, our customers and friends for your enduring support.  As an expression of our gratitude, we are delighted to present our last offering of the special run of Traveler Aran with FREE SHIPPING!

For this special event, we will be stocking our shelves in Reserve with a palette of nine colors, all of which sing on Traveler and work beautifully together! Purchase them as a kit – one each of the nine colorways, or as single skeins in the quantity of your choice.

 

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Have you seen Michele Wang’s brand new design, Fleuri?  With a phenomenal cable motif, flattering tunic length and ability to dress up or down, it has quickly become a cozy fall favorite of ours!  Here are a few other ideas that we think it will be terrific in and showcase your Traveler Aran:

• Coddle Cowl
• Sonay
• Camp Wilkerson
• Fresh Dipped
• Tensdale
• MidAutumn
• Carving Hearts
• Hollows
• Rob Roy
• Saugerties Shrug
• Albion Hat
• Chloe
• All I Want
• Honey Ryder
• Copenhagen Calling
• Bushel Basket
• Harvest Time
• Snowshoe
• Frostline

Keep your eyes peeled beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23rd through Monday, November 28th, for this and a few other special surprises popping onto the shelves in Plucky Reserve!  All Reserve purchases Wednesday through Monday, November 28th will include FREE SHIPPING!

 

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Plucky Classics, A Yarn Club

It’s Sign-Up Time!

A Brand New Round of Plucky Classics

Sign-ups begin Sunday, November 20th at 9:00 a.m. EST, right here on the Plucky Blog!
We are super excited to open up the Plucky Classics subscription program for another round. We want to give everyone a chance to sign-up for something new, add to their existing subscription, or give the Classics program a whirl for the very first time!

We’ll be saying goodbye to Rustic and Sweater but rounding out the Traveler line-up with Traveler DK and Aran.

There may be months where we choose to draw from the same inspiration, but an entirely different colorway specifically for the bases of Crew, Oxford, Scholar, and Traveler. These four bases due to their unique fiber content/properties, take the dye differently than the others but you can be assured we’ll choose a colorway that make their uniqueness positively sing. And they will be inspired by the same ‘Classic’.

For those who aren’t really sure why we call it Classics, let me give you a little background. Hayley and I love old movies. The Classics. Or, at least those that we consider to be classics! Our idea of a perfect evening is to slip an old movie into the DVD player, make some popcorn, sit back with our knitting and lose ourselves in a movie. But, it’s not just the oldies that we consider Classics. Who doesn’t love a cheezy 80’s or a 90’s disaster movie?  Our tastes are eclectic, to say the least.  And, it’s from our personal list of classic movies that we draw our inspiration for the Classics subscription colors. We hope you will watch and knit with us!

Here is how the Plucky Classics subscription works:

If you are already a Classics subscriber, and you don’t want to change a thing with your current selections, you are golden and don’t need to do anything! Your subscription will continue on in the same manner.  If your subscription included one of the bases that are not featured in this round of Classics, you will have already received correspondence from customer service about your subscription.

  1. Sign-ups go live Sunday, November 20 at 9:00 a.m. EST on the Plucky Blog and will remain open as long as spots remain available.
  2. Upon enrollment (the date you subscribe, beginning Sunday, November 20), you will have the payment for your yarn deducted from your Paypal account. Subsequent payments will continue to be deducted, on the same date every other month, until you cancel your subscription.
  3. At the end of every month following the deduction (December), your Classics order will be shipped to you. You will continue to receive yarn, every other month, until you cancel your subscription (February, April, June and so on).
  4. The base and quantity you choose will be your subscription until you (or we) cancel your subscription. You may cancel your subscription at any time.
  5. Bases available are: Primo Aran, Primo Fingering, Primo Sport, Primo Worsted, Bello, Bello Worsted, Single, Feet, Trusty, SNUG Worsted, SNUG Fingering, SNUG (bulky), Crew, Oxford (original), Scholar (original), Sophisticate, Traveler (sport), Traveler DK, Traveler Aran and Plucky Cashmere and Cachet! A quick run-down of yarn details can be found on our website here.
  6. The Classics color each month is a surprise colorway and may be the same across all bases.There may be months where we choose to draw from the same inspiration, but an entirely different colorway specifically for the bases of Crew, Oxford, Scholar, and the Travelers! These four bases due to their unique fiber content/properties, take the dye differently than the others but you can be assured we’ll choose a colorway that make their uniqueness positively sing.
  7. If you would like a subscription for more than one base, you will need to make an additional subscription.
  8. Pricing, including shipping costs can be viewed here.  Please be sure to choose the appropriate selection (U.S. or International) based on your shipping address.

Plucky Classics is a great (and fun!) way to ensure you get a regular dose of Plucky yarn, especially if you find it difficult to make the updates (time zones, work schedules, etc.). Sign-up and yarn will magically appear in your mailbox every other month. Easy Peasy!

Please note: multiple orders will be combined for shipping, domestic and international.
Values for customs documents will be completed in accordance with the pricing shown on your PayPal receipt (i.e. One skein Primo Worsted shipped internationally will reflect a value of $33.00, etc. for customs). Again, thank you!

If you are new to Plucky we invite you to read all about our Blog Updates in the FAQs found HERE. Also, be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter and go to our Plucky Knitter app so you are always up-to-date on events and news.

Warmly,

Plucky Luxe – A Plucky Cashmere Club

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LUXE CLUB

A Subscription To Luxury

Does the thought of cashmere regularly arriving at your door appeal to your longing for a bit of luxury now and then? Do you wish you had chosen cashmere as an option for your Classics subscription? Would your budget love a “set it and forget it” payment plan?

Subscriptions for the Plucky Luxe Club will open on Sunday, November 20 at 9:00 am EST here on the Plucky blog and will remain open until subscription spots remain.  Upon subscribing, you will be billed every month for one half of the total amount of your subscription*. Approximately 15 days after your second payment, your yarn will be shipped to you. This will result in six bi-monthly shipments, featuring a brand new color for each installment, and twelve monthly payments.

Let’s use November as our example. If you subscribe for three skeins of Cachet (US subscription), and using the chart below, your total cost for those three skeins will be $226. On the day you sign up (for example, November 20th), your PayPal account will automatically be billed for one half of your total, $113. On December 20th, your PayPal account will automatically be billed for the second half your of your total. And then on/about January 4th, you will be sent all three skeins of your Cachet in the brand new mystery Luxe color. This color will be exclusive to the Luxe Club and will not be available on any other base. And, Hayley and I will be sure to post pattern suggestions in the Luxe Club Spoiler thread, sharing ideas and chatting about what we think will look terrific in the newest color! You can be sure that each mystery color will positively sing on cashmere!

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*All applicable postage/shipping fees will be reflected in your subscription total.

This is a subscription only club, with a one-time signup event. Your current subscription will continue, with no changes, until you (or Plucky) cancel. If you wish to modify your order, adding or subtracting skeins of Cashmere (sport) or Cachet to your subscription, you may do so now by cancelling your current subscription in PayPal or by choosing a new subscription during this sign-up event. If you are currently enjoying a Luxe Club subscription (for which you subscribed to last May), you can sit back and relax, knowing that you will continue to receive your regularly scheduled delivery of cashmere! If you are new to The Luxe Club, welcome! We are delighted to bring you this opportunity for a bit of every day luxury.

If cashmere is calling your name, sign ups are below! We will continue to hold the market open while supplies last. Thank you so much for your continued support for all things Plucky! Whether you sign up for one skein or a sweater quantity, everybody deserves a little cashmere in their life!

Please note that if you are currently receiving cashmere in your Classics subscription, your Classics will continue to be sent in the Classics color. The Luxe Club is separate and will be the only way to receive the exclusive Luxe Club colors.

Fondly,
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xo, Sarah

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Is anyone else completely puzzled by this mild weather?? I certainly don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but this is really bizarre! A few nights ago I was clicking through the internet, and I stumbled upon a prediction that this was going to be a year with another polar vortex. It feels as though this winter will be arriving as a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing!

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The weather forecast for this weekend in our neck of the woods is finally calling for some cold, rainy and blustery weather. This is my kind of Fall Saturday…a Classic movie on the tele, a fire in the woodstove, pups on my lap, of course some knitting and something hearty and delicious slowly bubbling away in the oven. Enter, Guinness Beef. It’s one of Bob’s absolute favorites!

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Not washing our coffee cups…huh.

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I’m a list maker, so that means I LOVE pens and I’m a big believer that all pens are not created equal so I loved this article . There are a few on here that have caught my eye that will need to be tested, but for now, I thought I’d share my go-to everyday pen.

 

Hayley and I are big cc cream fans and we have both been using this one for years. It’s fantastic for everyday, but sometimes a gal just needs a bit more coverage. We tried these, and they’re great! You can add them to your favorite moisturizer or cc cream and the coverage level is completely up to you! Simply add as many drops as you choose.

 

  

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It’s fingerless mitt season!! Adrift, Burning Leaves, and the Field Guide Mitts are all some of our favorites and we are thrilled to release the latest set of mitts that have us completely smitten. Introducing, the Onward and Upward mitts! Coming soon, so stay tuned!

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Skies Of November Update

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SKIES OF NOVEMBER – Past and Present

It’s that time of year we all love…time to wrap up in all the knits!  Even though it’s been a bit on the mild side, without a doubt the gales of November are on their way and the snow will be piling up before we know it.  That means there’s no better time to get those needles clicking!

We all have our own tried and true wardrobe favorites. You know the ones…maybe a gray cashmere sweater you’ve had forever or the perfect navy jacket.  We turn to them, time and again, knowing that they can always be counted on to bring an outfit together and mesh fabulously with the latest and the greatest “gotta have-its”!

Skies of November is not a newbie, but it’s one of our favorite unexpected neutrals!  Since it’s November and it’s one of our all time fav’s, we thought it would be festive to run a special on it.  For this Skies of November event, we will be offering Skies of November at 10% off on ANY base you choose!!  The discount will be automatically applied, just choose your base from the special Skies of November colorway drop-down menu during the update!

Because we consider Skies to be such a great neutral, we’ve put together a list of some of our other top picks to round out this update.  In the collage, you will find many of our long-time favorites as well as some of the brand new “gotta have-its” that are making their way on to our needles this week!

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Here is a current list of bases offered… something else you’d like to see? Please let us know (bases or colorways!) over in the Wish List Thread.

• Bello
• Bello Worsted
• Cashmere
• Crew
• Feet
• Lace
• Lodge Worsted
• Oxford
• Primo Fingering
• Primo Sport
• Scholar
• Scholar 2.0
• Snug Fingering
• Snug Worsted
• Sophisticate
• Spiffy
• Traveler Sport

Please join us for our Skies Of November update on Wednesday, November 16th at 8:00 PM EST and again on Thursday, November 17th at 12:00 PM EST here on the Plucky Blog.
xo,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING:
  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  To find out more about how our Blog Updates work, we have prepared a tutorial, found HERE, to assist you. You might also want to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. This is a pre-order update and will be shipping the week of December 5th.
  3. Any changes or corrections to your orders(s) should be addressed to customer service within 24 hours of the close of the update.
  4. If you haven’t already downloaded the Plucky Knitter app (link below), it is a great way to explore color pairings and combos that Hayley and I have put together for you.

 

 

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xo, Sarah

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I’ll bet I am not the only person who thinks cookies, or any form of baked goods, are a good breakfast option! Here’s a recipe that caught my eye (and my sweet tooth). Baking has always brought me pleasure, and I think I’m going to have to give this a try this weekend. Do you have a favorite cookie that can double as a breakfast cookie? If so, I’d love to hear about it!

Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies

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These are MUST have socks and I’ve been wearing Bob’s for over a year.  LOL.  They are the perfect “no show sock”, whether you’re wearing ankle boots or your favorite pair of tennies.  AND, they positively stay up on your foot!  The wool properties help with wicking, making them perfect in all sorts of weather.

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Meteor showers. They are kind of a big deal around here. I’ve always felt that nature has an exceptional way of soothing the soul and clearing the head. With that in mind, next week we are all in for a real treat! The Leonid meteor shower is coming! It’s time to grab your sleeping bags, favorite knitwear, something hot to drink because the show is about to begin!

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Morrison is the latest eye catching design from Cassie Munksgard.  It’s a great knit to ‘mix those bases’ with and the possible color combos are endless!

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Drum roll please…We are thrilled to announce the newest offering in the lineup of Plucky Clubs, the Small Batch Club!

We love clubs and we love Small Batch so we thought it was high time to smoosh the two together!  Whether using them as an unexpected pop with more tonal or semi-solid colors, or letting them shine all on their own, we adore the added dose of fun and whimsy that Small Batch brings to our knitting.  For each new offering of the Small Batch Club, we will be creating a brand new mystery Small Batch colorway.  But, that’s not all!  One thing that makes Small Batch so special is that each skein is created to complement existing Plucky colors, forming a cohesive palette in each skein.  So, to take the guesswork out of all of your colorwork plans we will also be offering  coordinating colors  that will complement the Small Batch mystery skeins – let the plotting begin!

 

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The Small Batch = Big Fun club will be similar to our Gray Club, Blues and Fellas clubs. You do not need to subscribe. This will give you the opportunity to order as many skeins of the mystery Small Batch, in the bases you choose, as well as coordinating/complementary colors for your planned projects. If you haven’t already tried it, this might be just the chance you have been waiting for to take a skein of SB for a test drive!

 

We have also selected some amazing project photos from knitters who have used Small Batch yarns in their projects. If any of these delightful finished pieces are calling to you, each pattern can be found in the Ravelry data base…
• Morrison v.1
• Morrison v.2
• Margot Hat….great in SB with a solid accent
• Jimmies
• Goldfinch
• Quicksilver
• Dendros
• Therapy
• Leverett
• Upward
• Light Rain
• Bolinas

 

Here is a current list of bases offered…
• Bello
• Bello Worsted
• Bulky
• Cachet
• Cashmere
• Feet
• Primo Aran
• Primo Fingering
• Primo Sport
• Primo Worsted
• Rustic
• Single
• Snug Fingering
• Snug Worsted

 

Please join us on Sunday, November 13th at 8:00 PM EST and Monday, November 14th at 9:00 AM EST on the Plucky Blog, for our very first Small Batch Club Update.  When the Update goes live, you will find drop down menus for selecting the brand new mystery SB color, in your choice of bases, as well as the supporting colors and bases that Hayley and I have selected.
xo,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING:
  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  To find out more about how our Blog Updates work, we have prepared a tutorial, found HERE, to assist you. You might also want to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. This is a pre-order update and will be shipping the week of December 12th.
  3. Any changes or corrections to your orders(s) should be addressed to customer service within 24 hours of the close of the update.
  4. If you haven’t already downloaded the Plucky Knitter app (link below), it is a great way to explore color pairings and combos that Hayley and I have put together for you.

 

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October #dailyplucky Winners!

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Here are our #dailyplucky winners for October! Congratulations and thank you so much for playing along and inspiring us daily! #pluckycontest #thepluckyknitter #dailypluckywinners

xo, Sarah

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Who knew that buying household staples like dishcloths could be so much fun and whimsical?! I discovered these and couldn’t settle on just one. And not only are they really cute and decorative, they also work really well.
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With a quick perusal of pinterest/IG/food blogs, there is no end to pointers on building the perfect cheese and charcuterie board. We all know that texture and color are some of the fundamentals of knitting, but they are just as important in food! Below are a few pics of what we enjoyed at dinner at Elmer T’s last weekend.
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Italian breadsticks and cheese straws

 

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QUICK SHIP for QUICK KNITS!

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Does the hint of a nip in the air have anybody else obsessed with getting things off the needles as quickly as possible?!  We are too!  Whether it’s a hat in a day or a chunky wrap that practically knits itself (for you, or someone you love), we are all about instant gratification.  And, nothing says instant gratification more than bulky weight yarn!

 

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If you’re like us, and are itching for a quick knit, Plucky is here to help!  Here are some bulky weight patterns we are smitten with…

Veza
Entrelaces
Hudson
Auster (hers)
Alpenglow
Sugarloaf
Oh Deer
Winter Honey 
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Halus
Alpine Trail
Lodge Toque

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Current list of bases offered… if there are other colors or bases you would like to see, please let us know over in the wish list thread.

• Bulky
• Cambridge
• Cambridge 2.0
• Groovy
• Lodge Worsted
• Primo Aran
• Primo Fingering
• Primo Sport
• Scholar 2.0
• Snug

We are thrilled to announce our quick ship pre-order update this week on the Plucky Blog.  Here you will find all the Plucky bulky weights (and did we mention that Primo Fingering and Groovy are coming out to play, too?!). And good news! This will ship next week!  We have chosen some of our favorite fall/winter colors with an eye toward each color playing well with the others in the Update, making your color pairings easy peasy, and practically foolproof!
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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING:
  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  To find out more about how our Updates work, we have prepared a tutorial, found HERE, to assist you. You might also want to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. This is a pre-order update and will be shipping the week of November 10th.
  3. Any changes or corrections to your orders(s) should be addressed to customer servicewithin 24 hours of the close of the update.
  4. If you haven’t already downloaded the Plucky App (link below) prior to shopping this Update is a great way to explore color pairings and combos that Hayley and I have put together.

 

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