Bye, bye Tuscadero, and Hello, Loch!

 

Bye, bye Tuscadero, and Hello, Loch!

Phew!  We’ve made it through February!  Why is it that the shortest month of the year somehow seems to last the longest?  I, for one, could not be more thrilled to be turning the calendar page over to March.  To celebrate, let’s say we have a little party in Reserve! For starters, we’ll be having one last hoorah for Tuscadero, PLUS; we will be offering Loch on special for a limited time, too! That’s right; today in Reserve is your chance to get two different colorways at 17% off!

 

 

 

Helpful Information:

  • This palette will be available on Traveler Aran and Rustic.  This is the last of the Traveler Aran.
  • Traveler Aran will be the sale price of $19/skein
  • Tuscadero and Loch will be 17% off  (Traveler Aran and Rustic in either of these colorways is $19)
  • Loch will also be available on Traveler Aran, Groovy, Primo Fingering and Sweater.
  • These skeins will ship according to Reserve guidelines, in 1-4 business days.

Warmly,

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  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  Please take a moment to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. We welcome you to join us in our Ravelry group, as we chat about the update, favorite recipes, pets and what to cast on next!
  3. 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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Winter QPP Re-Release & Sweater is BACK!

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Sweater is back, you guys. SWEATER is BACK!!!  We are especially excited that this tried and true base has returned in time to join the Winter QPP party as it winds down. There’s something for everyone with this collection; from frosty blues (Polar Dip, I love you!) and greens to icy pinks (Parka, anyone?) and yellows, PLUS two fabulous neutrals that have stolen our hearts…Old Man Winter, I’m looking at you!

With its lovely twist, crisp stitch definition, and the gorgeous way it takes color, Sweater is a brilliant choice for everything from sweaters (of course!) to hats, socks, blankets, and, it is absolutely fantastic for kids knits. Then, to top it all off, we are delighted to introduce you to two brand new colorways, Good Jeans and Avocado Toast!


 

Helpful Hints:

  • Update will be on the Plucky Blog on Sunday, February 19th at 8:00 PM EST, and again, Monday, February 20th at NOON EST
  • This palette will be available on the following bases: Bello, Bello Worsted, Cachet, Crew, Crewbie, Feet, Oxford 2.0, Primo Fingering, Primo Sport, Primo Worsted, Scholar 2.0, Snug Fingering, Sophisticate, Sweater, Traveler DK and Traveler Sport Also, the Winter QPP WILL be available for purchase as single skeins. 
  • Traveler DK and Traveler Sport will not be available in the following colorways: Parka, Frost Fair, Getaway, Nippy, Solstice and Polar Dip. 
  • This will be a quick ship update (yay!) and will ship on March 8th.  Due to this, we will not be able to take requests for changes to your order.
  • And one more thing… if you are so inclined, please join us over in the Wishlist thread on Ravelry, we would love to know if there is something else you would like to see in this update!

 

 

Warmly,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING: 
  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  Please take a moment to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. We welcome you to join us in our Ravelry group, as we chat about the update, favorite recipes, pets and what to cast on next!
  3. 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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Tuscadero & Friends!

Tuscadero, Round 2!!

We’ve made it halfway through February, and as far as we’re concerned, that’s worth celebrating!! So, how about, we have some fun in Reserve?! We just couldn’t resist putting together a whole new palette that we adore with Tuscadero, and there’s a little something for everyone here. From delicate colors like Dreamy and As You Wish, to essential neutrals like Medieval and High Cotton, and of course, everything in between!

Helpful Information:

• This sale will take place in our Reserve shop beginning today, Wednesday, February 15, while supplies last.
• Bases available: Primo Fingering, Snug, Groovy, Traveler Aran, Traveler DK, Primo Sport, Cachet, Sophisticate
• Tuscadero is 17% off for the month of February
• Traveler Aran is available at the special sale price of $19/skein. Tuscadero Traveler Aran is NOT an additional 17% off.
• These skeins will ship within Reserve guidelines, in 1-4 business days

We’ll have a few other friends joining in the Reserve fun too, so be sure to keep a lookout and add an extra pop of color into your February!

The Islander Update


We all have one.  You know, your desert island knit.  For some people, it’s socks, others, sweaters.  Well, if we were stranded on a desert island, which is not sounding half bad right now, this knit would be on our needles!  Introducing The Islander!  Knit in your favorite heavy fingering/sport weight yarn, with stripes and simple lace, the knitting is so engaging. This easy to wear shawl has unique shaping that allows it to drape beautifully over the shoulders, while at the same time wraps oh so perfectly around the neck.

We have had the best time putting together kit options for you, and we hope you love them as much as we do!

Kits that are being offered…

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Full list of colors that are being offered…


 

Helpful information:

  • Bases available: Bello, Bello Worsted, Cachet, Feet, Groovy, Oxford 1.0, Primo Aran, Primo Fingering, Primo Sport, Scholar 1.0, Single, Snug, Snug Fingering, Sophisticate, Spiffy, Traveler Aran, Traveler DK, Traveler Sport and Trusty
  • The Islander pattern will only be available to purchase as part of a kit and will remain exclusive until November 1st.  Pattern price is $7.00.
  • Kit prices are the listed base price x4, plus the pattern cost of $7.00.  Shipping is additional and added at check-out.
  • A unique download code for each kit purchased will be emailed to your email account associated with PayPal within 48 hours after the last update time.
  • Kits will be available on the following bases & in the color combinations shown above: Bello, Oxford 1.0, Primo Fingering, Primo Sport, Snug Fingering, Spiffy and Traveler Sport.
  • A mystery kit option will also be available!
  • Please note!: Gauge is not crucial on this project but will affect your yardage! To be certain of having enough you may wish to purchase an additional skein of the color you choose to be C2 (first small lace section on sample photos) & C4 (large lace section on sample photos) if you select Primo Sport as your base.   
  • Good news! Single skeins will be available for individual purchase, as well.
  • This update will ship on February 24th.
  • Please join us, Sunday, February 12th at 8:00 pm EST, and again, Monday, February 13th at 9:00 am EST on the Plucky Blog.

Warmly,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING: 
  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  Please take a moment to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. We welcome you to join us in our Ravelry group, as we chat about the update, favorite recipes, pets and what to cast on next!
  3. 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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Can We Talk A Little About Small Batch?!

Meet our newest Small Batch…

 

 

Can we talk a little bit about Small Batch?!

We decided on the name ‘Small Batch’ because it was the perfect description of how these skeins of art come about. They are done in very small batches with each and every skein having the various colors applied one at a time. It’s a time-consuming and labor intensive process but one that we’ve come to love! It allows us to bring you our art in every skein, making for fun and truly unique projects!

Something we ask you to please bear in mind (and this is true for hand-dyed yarn aside from Small Batch) is that no one skein will be exactly like another. As an example, one skein of Small Batch may have more green speckles or be more saturated with all of the colors comprising that particular Small Batch colorway, while another from the same ‘batch’ may have less saturation, be more speckled or have more blue than the one that was created directly beside it. Again, it’s just the nature of hand-dyed, artisan yarn and each skein is truly unique.

What you may see in a glamour shot or a project pic of a Small Batch may be very close to what you receive or it may be very different in its placement of colors on the skein. These differences are not quality issues. True Small Batch, or hand-dyed yarn, is inherently unique to each skein and it would be next to impossible to replicate every speckle of each colorway represented in a skein of Small Batch. Often times, skeins that appear significantly different from one another in the skein, may look more matched once they are wound (happens to me all the time) and the opposite may also be true.

Please know that if you order more than one skein of the same Small Batch colorway, on the same base, we always do our best to provide you the closest matches possible, just as we do with multiples of our traditional colorways. We simply ask that you keep in mind the unique characteristics that make Small Batch what it is and know that each skein is one-of-a-kind!

You are unique, your knits are one of a kind and so is your small batch!

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New!! Yakpaca!

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A very happy Friday of Super Bowl weekend to one and all! I have something kind of exciting to share with you!

First things first. Reserve will be getting a little maintenance (this being the first step in an ongoing process) early next week, so we will be shutting the doors for a few days starting Monday.

But, before that happens, we have something pretty fabulous to share with you this weekend! Bungalow is in the house…..think sweater quantities across the colors, woohoo!! We adore this special, limited edition yarn. Reserve will be stocked this weekend with Bungalow, while supplies last. Anyone thinking spring knits? Get your Bungalow!

 

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Now. Drumrolll!!! We are unveiling something BRAND NEW this weekend on Reserve….introducing, Yakpaca!! This 50.50 yak/alpaca worsted weight yarn (our swatches produced 5sts/inch on a size US 8 needle) is really special.

Yakpaca. It’s pretty much everything, and more! Light, lofty and breathable with a fabulous hand and next to skin softness. It’s absolute perfection for sweaters, shawls, wraps, and smaller accessories like hats and mitts.

Hayley has already cast on for Loulou with it, and I am totally smitten with my Corner Brook! Yakpaca plays so nicely when it’s time to mix those bases! I’m mixing Yakpaca with Groovy for my Corner Brook and it’s just.so.good.

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Yakpaca ($29 per 250 yards per skein) is available in the following palette of natural colors: Beatnik (black! Still needs photo), Pinstripe, Nailhead, Going Gray, Paneling, Band Wagon, Bobbin, and Pitchfork. FYI. These colorways are exclusive to Yakpaca only. Thank you!

Happy Friday friends,

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xo, Sarah

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Hi, sweets! Guess what?! XO is back, yay! We’ve got some fun things to share this week, so let’s get this show on the road!

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Fact: I’m a klutz. Always.have.been. I’ve fallen down my stairs (as recently as Wednesday as a matter of fact. As I type my wrist is bruised and bumpy and my left bum, well, you get the idea), my friends’ stairs, my other friends’ stairs, stairs at the local bank, Walgreens parking lot, here at the barn ….I could go on (and on). Imagine my delight when I stumbled (ha!) across this gem of an article!


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Ok, probably not the finest hour in our culinary history, but reading this article took me right back to my grandmother’s kitchen table. Braunschweiger Balls, anyone? Anyone? Yeah, I think I’ll pass, too!

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Hayley, Elmer T, and I recently road tripped it across Tennessee from Nashville to Memphis. Our journey brought us fantastic biscuits (and other culinary treats), great music and museums, and a little shopping here and there. Enter, the denim shacket. How did I not know that this was completely missing from my life?!

 

I have big plans this weekend, and they pretty much involve me and Corner Brook. I cast on with abandon the other day while my other WIP’s (my sweater and one lone hat band) stared at me from the corner, and I haven’t looked back!

 

 

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Stay warm and happy knitting!

xo,
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February’s Color of the Month

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t’s February…
In our neck of the woods, that means winter is not going away any time soon…ugh.  So, we thought a dose of bright, fun whimsy was just what the Dr. ordered for February’s color of the month!

Drum roll, please…Tuscadero will be 17% off all month long!!  It’s an oldie, but a goodie (and yes, named after the one and only Pinky Tuscadero) with gorgeous shades of hot pink and fuschia.  It is, of course, wonderfully zippy on the clearer bases like Primo, but it does amazing things to the Travelers, Scholars, Crew and Lodge(s) too!

 

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We have put together a cohesive palette of complimentary colors that make Tuscadero sing!!  We will be stocking the Reserve with these beauties starting TODAY, February 1st and they will be available while supplies last.

 

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Helpful information:

  • Tuscadero will be available on Traveler Aran, however, since Traveler Aran is already discounted it will not be an additional 17% off.
  • Bases you can expect to see:  Cachet, Cozy, Crew, Feet, Groovy, Lodge Fingering, Primo Aran, Primo Fingering, Primo Sport, Scholar 2.0, Single, Snug, Sweater, Traveler, Traveler Aran, Traveler DK, Trusty
  • This yarn will be shipping within Reserve guidelines, in 1-4 business days.

 

Warmly,

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A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING: 
  1. If you are new to Plucky, Welcome! We are so glad you are here!  Please take a moment to read through our FAQs, found HERE.
  2. We welcome you to join us in our Ravelry group, as we chat about the update, favorite recipes, pets and what to cast on next!
  3. 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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January #dailyplucky Winners!

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Here are the first #dailyplucky winners of 2017! Congratulations and thank you so much for playing along and inspiring us daily!