Narragansett Gray Update

 

Ten Years!

Ten years.  As I type this, I can hardly believe it’s true!  This June marks 10 years since I started dyeing yarn in my little cottage kitchen and Plucky Knitter began.  While there have been changes (not to mention a few studio moves) along the way, what inspired me back then inspires me still today…an all-consuming passion for fiber, texture and, of course, color! Always color!  Along with this passion, one thing that has never changed is our dedication to and gratitude for all of you!  We quite simply cannot thank you all enough for allowing us to serve you!

In true Plucky tradition, this June, we will be kicking off the festivities to celebrate this special anniversary, and to celebrate you!!  The party starts on June 1st, when we will have FOUR colors available at 17% off from 11:00 a.m. Thursday to Noon EDT on Friday!

 

 

We are beyond excited to offer three oldies, but goodies…Narragansett Gray (the Color of the Month for June!), Before You Go-Go and Princess Phone!  All three of these colors hold a special place in our hearts, and they are equally fabulous on their own or all together!  For this offering, we are also delighted to introduce a brand new Small Batch colorway, It’s Your Party!  This little beauty features delicate speckles that perfectly accent all three!

 

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Colors Offered:

Bases Offered:

  • Bulky
  • Cachet
  • Cashmere
  • Crew
  • Crewbie
  • Bello
  • Feet
  • Lodge
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Nifty
  • Oxford
  • Oxford 2.0
  • Primo Aran
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Scholar
  • Scholar 2.0
  • Snug
  • Snug Fingering
  • Snug Worsted
  • Traveler
  • Traveler DK
  • Trusty

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us on the Plucky Blog, Thursday, June 1st, starting at 11:00 am EDT and going through Friday, June 2nd Noon EDT, while supplies last!
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship on or about June 9th. Please note, as we try to make this sale as inclusive as possible, shipping times may vary slightly depending on demand.
  • Princess Phone, Before You Go Go and It’s Your Party will not be available in the official Anniversary update.
  • Please Note: It’s Your Party NOT recommended on the following bases: Traveler(s), Scholar 1.0 and Oxford 1.0.
  • Princess Phone, Before You Go Go & It’s Your Party will be available for 17% off June 1st & 2nd only.

 

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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Last Call! Barely Birch

It’s last call for Barely Birch!!  We decided ending May with a last call was just the right thing to do! Today, May 30th there will be a pre-order update featuring ONLY Barely Birch, but on all available bases! The update will begin Noon EDT and go through 8:00 p.m. EDT (while supplies last) to accommodate as many as possible!

 

Bases Available:

 

  • Bulky
  • Cachet
  • Cashmere
  • Crew
  • Crewbie
  • Bello
  • Feet
  • Lodge
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Nifty
  • Oxford
  • Oxford 2.0
  • Primo Aran
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Scholar
  • Scholar 2.0
  • Snug
  • Snug Fingering
  • Snug Worsted
  • Traveler
  • Traveler DK
  • Trusty

 

 

 

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us, Tuesday, May 30th from Noon to 8 p.m. EDT, on the Plucky Blog.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship June 9, 2017.

 

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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Fine Print/Footprint

Fine Print/Footprint Update!

You guys…thank you so much for all of the Fine Print and Footprint love!  We are so excited to offer these two new beauties across all.the.bases!  Well, almost all of the bases, but trust us, there’s sure to be something for everyone!  It’s no secret that Hayley and I have a deep love for neutrals with a twist, and without a doubt, these two check all of the boxes!

Fine Print:  Layers of gray, from the lightest dove gray to the broodiest charcoal speckles, with hints of broody blue sprinkled for good measure (because, blue!).  If you love gray as much as I do, this is a must for your collection.

Foot Print:  Layers of beige, caramel and the slightest hint of gray with bits of chocolate brown, creamy pink and orange sprinkled in.  Warm, creamy neutral lovers, this is your jam!

Available Colors:

Wondering what to pair with these exceptional neutrals?  Mystery kits will be available!  There will be a button to purchase either a Fine Print or Footprint 3 skein mystery kit by base.  Each kit will include Fine Print or Footprint, along with 2 coordinating colors.  If mystery kits aren’t your thing, no worries!  We have a selection of five additional colorways available in this sale that coordinate beautifully for all of your colorwork plans.  Here’s are a few of our favorite pairings…

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Bases available:
  • Cachet
  • Cashmere
  • Crew
  • Crewbie
  • Feet
  • Lodge
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Nifty
  • Oxford
  • Oxford 2.0
  • Primo Aran
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Scholar
  • Scholar 2.0
  • Sweater
  • Traveler
  • Traveler DK
  • Trusty

Mystery kits will be available on the following bases:

  • Cachet
  • Cashmere
  • Feet
  • Nifty
  • Primo Aran
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Primo Worsted
  • Sweater

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us here, on the Plucky Blog, Tuesday May 23rd, starting at 7:00 am EDT to 7:00 pm EDT or while supplies last.  
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship June 2nd.

 

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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Anniversary Shindig!

Plucky Knitter Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Friday and Saturday, October 27 – 28, 2017
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Remember this?  Well, it’s time to let you in on every little detail, and we hope you are as excited as we are!!!

This is a weekend that has been 10 years in the making! Its solid foundation is rooted in past events, so while it’s not quite an open house at our studio (that seems eons ago) or a retreat in Holland (City Flats, you were great), or the campfires we shared while Glamping (Islandwood you still have piece of our hearts), it does have the best bits from each of these, like…knitting with mimosa’s, fashion shows and karaoke!  Toss all that in with our favorite parts of the past few Shindigs and this year we have no words other than ‘Party’ to describe what we have in store for you!

We hope you will allow us to share our love of what we do with the folks we do it for! And that’s YOU! Please join us as we celebrate 10 years of laughter, love, adventures in color, unruly hair, crazy dogs and wonderful friendships!!

Without you, our dear Plucky friends, we would not have this beautiful community to celebrate, so whether you join us in person or in spirit, our 10th Anniversary Party promises to have fun in store for everyone!

Warmly,
Sarah, Hayley, Lorilee & The Crew

 

 

SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 26

Guest arrivals. No scheduled activities.

Friday, October 27

(Breakfast on your own.)

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Arrivals and registration

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Mingle and knit together in the Knitting Parlor

  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class A with Lorilee

(Lunch on your own.)

  • 1:00 PM – Grand Welcome from Sarah and Hayley.

  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM – Exclusive shopping hour for registered attendees at the Tenth Anniversary Trunk Show and Marketplace

  • 2:00 – 5:00 PM – Tenth Anniversary Trunk Show and Marketplace

  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM – Sarah & Hayley Sit & Knit in the Knitting Parlor

  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class B with Lorilee

(Dinner on your own.)

  • 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Plucky Collection Fashion Show in the Imperial Ballroom. Cash Bar. Desserts and snacks served.

  • 9:00 – 11:00 PM – Karaoke in the Imperial Ballroom. Cash Bar.

  • 6:00 – 11:00 PM – Knitting Parlor open for informal Sit & Knit

Saturday, October 28

(Breakfast on your own.)

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration and help desk

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Mingle and knit together in the Knitting Parlor

  • 10:00 AM -11:00 AM – Exclusive shopping hour for registered attendees at the Tenth Anniversary Trunk Show and Marketplace

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class C with Lorilee

  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Tenth Anniversary Trunk Show and Marketplace

  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Mimosa Bar, coffee, tea & pastry buffet in Knitting Parlor

(Lunch on your own.)

  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class D with Lorilee

  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class E with Lorilee

  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM –  Anniversary Collection Technique Class F with Lorilee

(Dinner on your own unless you have an evening event ticket.)

  • 6:30 – 9:00 PM – Buffet Dinner and Attendee Fashion Show. Cash Bar. (ticketed event)

  • 6:00 – 11:00 PM – Knitting Parlor open for informal Sit & Knit

Sunday, October 29

Guest departures. No scheduled activities.

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EVENT REGISTRATION
Event registration occurs at the Plucky Knitter blog on – Friday, May 19th at Noon EDT.

Non-registered Guests
The Plucky Knitter crew wants to thank all our guests for celebrating ten years with us, so please come and enjoy! Guests who choose not to register may participate in these things for free:

  1. See the trunk show and shop in the marketplace on Friday from 2:00 – 5:00 and on Saturday from 11:00 – 5:00.
  2. Special Sit and Knit Time with Sarah and Hayley on Friday 2:30 – 4:00 in the Knitting Parlor. Snacks served.
  3. Mimosas and Pastries with Sarah and Hayley on Saturday 10:00 – 11:30 in the Knitting Parlor.
  4. All-day and evening access to our Knitting Parlor both days.
  5. Access to the hotel guest room block at reduced rates.

Registered Guests
Your $225 registration fee includes items 1 – 5 above, plus:

  1. Your name badge, which is your ticket to the following:
  2. An exclusive event tote bag with some goodies inside that are not for sale in the Market.
  3. Exclusive access the first hour of each of Friday and Saturday Market and Trunk Show hours.
  4. Mini-classes from Lorilee focusing on techniques used in the new collection, sign up on site.
  5. Friday evening Plucky Collection Fashion Show Party in the Imperial Ballroom. Desserts and snacks served. Depending on the level of interest, this evening may be divided into two sessions, 7:00 – 8:00, and 8:00 – 9:00. We want to fit in everyone who wishes to attend, so we will keep you posted.
  6. Friday Night Karaoke Party after the fashion show.
Registration does not include meals or hotel rooms. Book your guest room through the link provided to get our block rate. Find link and instructions below.

Ticketed Event:
The $90 ticket includes the Saturday night Buffet dinner and our favorite event – theAttendee Fashion Show where we get to see you strut your stuff and show of your wonderful creations!

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM
Amway Grand Plaza Booking Instructions

We have a block of rooms reserved at a rate of $159 per room per night, plus taxes. The room tax rate is 15% (6% state tax and 9% hospitality tax) per night and will be added to your final bill. Rooms have two queen beds and the rate is the same whether there are one, two, three, or four guests in the room. Some rooms are available on Wednesdaynight for the few of you who like to arrive very early. Most of our group will arriveThursday for three nights. Some will not be able to arrive until Friday for two nights.Saturday night is the last night in our block. Our group departs Sunday.

Online and phone reservations are now open.

Online:
Guests are able to make, modify and cancel their hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel. (Spa treatments, anyone?) For the booking website, please click the following link:https://aws.passkey.com/e/49136912

By phone:
If you prefer to make your reservations by phone, please use the following dedicated group reservations phone numbers in order to make sure you are able to access special block rates and ensure you book within the block.

  • Reservations Toll Free: (800) 253-3590

  • Reservations Local Phone, Grand Rapids: (616) 776-6450

  • Important: Please do not use the direct line to the hotel you may find posted elsewhere.

Self-parking is $24/night. Valet parking with unlimited in/out privileges is $29/night.

800 Yard Dash

On your mark. Get set. KNIT!!!

We’ve been teasing this week, and now it’s time for the big reveal!  Hayley and I are thrilled to be collaborating once again with our dear pal, Jill (aka Knitterella), and it’s no surprise that she has designed yet another show-stopper.  Introducing the 800 Yard Dash!


Worsted Version Size A, shown in Scholar 1.0 in colors
Cassidy (MC), Splendor (CC1) and Feather Duster (CC2).

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Fingering Version Size A, shown in Primo Fingering in colors
Oatmeal (MC), Small Batch No. 028 (CC1) and Wanderlust (CC2).
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Worsted Version Size B, shown in Groovy Baby (held double) in colors
Fantoosh (MC), Umber (CC1) and Loafers (CC2).
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With it’s easy to memorize textured sections and stripes (who doesn’t love to knit stripes?!), this modern triangular shawl is all about  texture, stripes, and color, and it’s as fun to knit as it is to wear!  Did we mention that it is written for two sizes AND two weights of yarn? Options galore!

This pattern includes instructions for a standard sized shawl and a generously sized blanket shawl, plus, an option for fingering or worsted weight.  Hayley and I have had the best time putting together color options for this kit, and we hope you love them as much as we do!

Kits offered! 

 

But, we haven’t spilled all of the beans yet! With this kit, we are positively giddy that it’s time to introduce a base that we have fallen head over heels for….Groovy, Baby!!!  This unique fingering weight base has all the things we know and love about Groovy…100% Cashmere in a single ply with that binder that gives it the most fantastic texture, and it knits up as light and lofty as a feather!

Bases available:
  • Bello
  • Bello Worsted
  • Feet
  • Groovy
  • Groovy, Baby!
  • Lodge Worsted
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Oxford
  • Oxford 2.0
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Worsted
  • Primo Aran
  • Scholar
  • Scholar 2.0
  • Trusty

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us Sunday, May 14th, at 8:00 PM EDT and Monday, May 15th at 9:00 AM EDT, on the Plucky Blog.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship May 26th
  • This will be a “kit only” sale, there will not be an option to purchase additional single skeins.
  • Kits for sale will be for the standard (Size A) shawl only (both fingering weight and worsted weight).
  • Kit pricing by base may be viewed here.
  • An email will be sent to kit purchasers within 48 hours after the last update which will include your single-use code to download the pattern from Ravelry.
  • If you choose to purchase more than one kit, you will be able to gift your extra patterns.  You will simply forward on one of your exclusive download code emails.
  • Groovy Baby is 380 yds/100 grams, $62 per skein
  • 800 Yard Dash will remain a kit exclusive for 12 months.
  • Another kit option you’d like to see?  Be sure to join us in the Wishlist Thread on Ravelry!

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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Old Meets New

Old Meets New!

Hayley and I have been busy coming up with new colorways and we are thrilled to share the newest batch of repeatable colorways with you!  These beauties (on a few assorted bases) will be headed to NYC with us next weekend, but, we have to share with the class…so, a  Blogupdate is in order!

In addition to the new kids, we dusted off the old recipe book and found some vintage Plucky colors, and we think it’s high time that they came out to play again! Grady’s Grouse… neutral, warm and broody…yes, please!  Sweet Nothings…vibrant, jewel toned perfection…purple lovers unite!

A few words about our new colorways:

Empire –  Shades of mid-gray with light greenish gray undertones.  More gray/less aqua than Maelstrom.

Bada Bing –  Deep shades of maroon and burgundy with hints of charcoal.  Darker than Full Bodied Red and less purple leaning than Garnet Martini.  Cooler, less red leaning than Cabaret. Think broody black cherry!

Endless Summer –  Periwinkle undertones with the loveliest blurple shading. Less purple/more blue than Southern Summer.

Succulent – Tonally variegated with shades of cool mid-green, navy and charcoal. There is not really anything to compare this to. Succulent is in a class by itself.

Bingo –  Delicate yet zippy and zingy! Peachy pink undertones with strawberry pink shading.  More pink/brighter than Hudson. Much more coral leaning than Petticoat.

Cantina –  Juicy, saturated shades of coral and peach with a hint of a pink undertone. Darker, more saturated than At the Copa. Lighter/brighter than Punchy. Festive!

Frond –  Spring green in a skein! Yellow leaning, bright fern green. Think mid-century Palm Springs.  Not as bright as Chlorophyll and lighter/brighter than Splendor.

High Line – Inky and tonally variegated mid-navy blue with silvery undertones.  Lighter, with more gray undertones than Good Jeans.  Not as “bright” Dive Bar.

Bases available:
  • Cachet
  • Cashmere
  • Crew
  • Feet
  • Groovy
  • Lodge Fingering
  • Lodge Worsted
  • Nifty
  • Primo Aran
  • Primo Fingering
  • Primo Sport
  • Traveler
  • Trusty

Helpful Information:

  • Please join us, Friday, May 5th, at 1:00 PM EDT and Sunday, May 7th at 8:00 PM EDT, on here on the Plucky Blog.
  • This is a pre-order update and will ship May 22nd
  • Don’t forget – Barely Birch is 17% off all month long, across all bases!
  • Something else you’d love to see in this update?  Please hop on over to the Wishlist Thread on Ravelry!  We’re happy to grant as many wishes as we can!

Best wishes,

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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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April #dailyplucky Winners


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