Plucky Pop-Up!! Thank you!

What a colorful, happy and festive blur this weekend was! Our hearts are full to bursting with gratitude that I cannot begin to adequately convey, and our tired (but very happy!) faces are still aching from all the smiling, laughing and happy tears! The enthusiasm you showed for Plucky’s new H2 was more than we dared dream.

With much love & gratitude…. 

xo,

Sarah, Hayley & the Crew

P.S. Thank you for sharing your photos – I was woefully lacking in photos from the weekend!














Plucky Pop-Up!! See You Soon!

See You Soon!!

We cannot wait for all our friends to start arriving and we must tell you, Hastings is really “puttin’ on the dog” for you! As we put the finishing touches on what promises to be a fun filled weekend, we wanted to be sure to remind everyone that the shop will be open to the public both Friday and Saturday from 10am-5pm (EDT) no tickets, reservations or RSVPs needed! And, there are still a few spots left for the Saturday movie night, where we will have a dinner buffet, popcorn, swag, movies and knitting. If you have not already gotten your tickets – CLICK HERE!

A few last minute details:

• Our address is 117 S. Jefferson St, Hastings, MI

• If you already have tickets to either Friday or Saturday evenings events, you should have received an email on Wednesday. Please print that out (or snapshot it on your phone) and bring it with you so the bouncers (ha, kidding!) will know to let you in!

• Below here you will find a basic map of the downtown area, the streets are lined with parking spots but we have also have been given a green light to use a lot just one block east at the Ace Hardware! You will find it highlighted on the map, and the only request is that we use the south west corner (please don’t park near their store).

 

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It’s cashmere GALORE with this not-so-little yarn baby!  We are so very smitten with this limited-edition run of 100% pure cashmere.  Galore boasts a whopping 670 yards of light and lofty fingering weight cashmere per skein ($115/skein), and takes the color like a champ!  With it’s generous yardage, two skeins make a fabulous (and very generous!!) sized shawl or wrap for you to wrap yourself in cashmere Galore!!

In addition to Galore, stay tuned for all the details on two more brand-new bases debuting at the pop-up…Yakkity and Beauregard!!!

 

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The Pop-Up is featuring the new, Pop-Up exclusive pattern Shoot The Moon! Sold only at the Pop-Up in kits that will contain, 3 skeins fingering weight yarn, 1 Shooter Set and a Ravelry download code for the free, exclusive pattern.

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We cannot to welcome you all to the new H2 next week!

Plucky Pop-Up!

You’re Invited to a Plucky Pop-Up!!

Once again, Plucky is expanding! While we’ll still be doing all the ‘heavy-lifting’ at the Plucky Barn, we decided it was high-time we added additional space. Something ‘pretty’ and, (cough, cough), presentable. A place for Hayley and I to have our offices, host meetings, conduct photoshoots (this is where we shot Plucky Capsule No. 1), and throw special events!

We are endearingly calling our new space, Plucky H2 (“2nd Headquarters”). Plucky H2 is a two-story, brownstone located in the heart of our small town in Hastings, MI. It’s a classic building with so many charming qualities like exposed brick and tall windows. But of course, once we moved in, we Pluck’d it up!

 

Plucky H2 is not a traditional storefront or something that will have regular business hours and be open to the public. However, it will be a unique space to nurture our creativity and host special events. And to celebrate the grand opening of Plucky H2, along with our 11th Anniversary, we are hosting a Plucky Pop-Up!

The Plucky Crew, Hayley and I would love to welcome you to our small town! Please join us Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, 2018 in Hastings, Michigan for our first ever Plucky Pop-Up at our new creative space, Plucky H2.

 

 

What can you expect from the weekend (and Hastings!) you might ask? Well, for starters, Hastings is a quintessential small town for sure. It does not have all the conveniences of a big city and Plucky H2 isn’t at all like an Amway Grand (the large and ever so lovely hotel where we host the Shindig) but we do have many special things planned for you. And so does Hastings!

Expect new colors, new bases, new patterns, pop-up demonstrations from the Plucky Crew, Plucky-themed cocktails (even a special craft beer!), wine tastings, great food, lots of laughs, camaraderie, and of course PUPPIES! And did someone say KAL?!

 

 

As a bonus, Plucky H2 has a variety of delightful stores and restaurants as our neighbors. During the Pop-Up weekend some of them will be hosting special events and store specials just for your arrival. It seems everyone in town knows that our Plucky pals are coming, and they can’t wait to meet you!

Below is a schedule of events that will be taking place. Please note that some of these are ticketed events and those tickets will be sold prior to the Pop-Up weekend.

 

*Tickets for the Cocktail Event and Plucky Classics Double Feature
will go on sale, Friday, April 20th at Noon EDT on the Plucky Blog.

 

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We are SO excited for this and really hope you can come visit. If you plan to attend, please RSVP at THIS LINK. It will be so helpful to know how may be attending!

xo,

Pop-Up RSVP

 

Follow the link HERE to RSVP for the Plucky Pop Up Special Event!

Thank You Stitches West!

Well, that was a ton of fun!!!

We have returned home full of ideas and inspiration and more than our share of smiley (and oh so tired) faces, funny stories and happy hearts just bursting with gratitude!

Now it’s getting all our ducks in a row, shipping those OHW’s and mystery kits (Crevasse mystery kits coming up) and lining up what we have in store for you in March and ….

So many x’s & o’s,

Sarah, Hayley & the Fellas



It’s Going To Be One BIG PARTY!!!

 

We can’t believe the Plucky 10th Anniversary Celebration starts this Friday, October 27th!!!

We are so excited as we count down the days to when we will see so many of you. It is going to be one BIG party that includes knitting with mimosas, fashion shows, karaoke! This has been 10 years in the making!

 

The reserved spots may have sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still come! Even if you weren’t able to get a full entry as an official Shindigger, you can still book a room at the Amway Grand Plaza or drop by for lots of great free events (see full schedule of events for registered and non-registered guests HERE) including a mimosa bar;  coffee, tea & pastry buffet; and the Plucky Marketplace. Toss in all the favorite parts of the past few Shindigs and this year, we have no words other than One Big 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 for everyone!

One BIG Party!

 

Plucky Knitter Tenth Anniversary Celebration and Public Marketplace

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

 

 

It’s Gonna Be One Big Party!

We can’t believe the Plucky 10th Anniversary Celebration is just two short weeks away!

We are so excited as we count down the days to when we will see so many of you. It is going to be one BIG party that includes knitting with mimosas, fashion shows, karaoke and has been 10 years in the making. 

The reserved spots may have sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still come! Even if you weren’t able to get a full entry as an official Shindigger, you can still book a room at the Amway Grand Plaza or drop by for lots of great free events (see full schedule of events for registered and non-registered guests HERE) including a mimosa bar;  coffee, tea & pastry buffet; and the Plucky Marketplace. Toss in all the favorite parts of the past few Shindigs and this year, we have no words other than One Big 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 for everyone!

Warmly,

Sarah, Hayley, Lorilee & The Crew

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.

Save the Date!

I can hardly believe it’s true. It’s almost here… Plucky’s 10th Anniversary!!

It turns out time actually does fly by when you’re having the time of your life. I could bore you to tears with story after story of all that has transpired since this all started 10 years ago. There are so many memories whirling around in my head (not to mention the entire Plucky Crew’s laundry list!), but, for now, I’ll spare you the details because this message is about what makes Plucky what it is…and that’s YOU!

So, please, let me just say…thank YOU!!! Thank you for all, and I mean ALL that you, our dear customers and friends, have done to bring us this far. Never could I have imagined when I started dyeing yarn in my tiny kitchen ten years ago, that Plucky would grow to what it has become today. It truly has been an amazing decade, and my gratitude simply cannot be captured in mere words. I am beyond grateful to you, and the incomparable Plucky Crew, for joining me on this incredible adventure!

To show our appreciate and to celebrate, we have loads of fun stuffed up our sleeves! For starters, you are cordially invited to come and celebrate with us at the Plucky 10th Anniversary Party, October 27-29, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Please save the date because this party is for you, and what a party it will be!! This celebration will have some elements from past Plucky events that we’ve all come to know and love, including, of course, collaborating with our friend Lorilee, as well as some new surprises we think you’ll really enjoy.

I hope that as many as possible will be able to join us for a weekend full of fun, memories (and making new ones!) and of course, knitting! We’ll be sharing more details in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned!

Please allow me to say, one more time, thank you! If the past 10 years are any indication, I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years of our adventures together will be!

xo
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