It’s Monday

 

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I’m busted. Over the weekend I finally unpacked from Glamping – knew it was a problem when Sam found the suitcase and decided to catch a nap in the Samsonite. #don’tjudge #ihatepacking/unpacking.

 

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And all that unpacking led to a showdown with the closet. I’ve got a plaid problem. But I’m ok with that.

 

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Ox acting the part of the perfect angel holding down the fort on the sofa. Don’t let him fool you.

 

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Compass Shawl in Groovy. It is indeed!

 

Good morning friends! The weekends, boy they sure do come and go so quickly, don’t they?!

The reserve shipping will be hopping this week! That’s all I know right this minute early this Monday morning. I’ll be back with other announcements and general chit chat a bit later. But first I just wanted to wish you all a good morning! If you were at Rhinebeck, I hope you had a blast and got all the donuts! If you were home doing your weekend thing, I hope you had a blast and, again, got all the donuts! Either way, I hope the re-entry this week is a easy one.

And a very happy Monday to one and all!

xo
s

 

It’s Monday

Good morning guys!

Hope your weekend was a great one and your Monday is off to a good start,

Crisp morning, sunny days, cool nights and a brain on overload! Inspiration is everywhere (those cool mornings and evenings really help with that!).

Sketching, swatching, photographing. And the animals – so far several owl sightings, osprey, a fox, elk, pronghorns and so many mule deer… and of course, the trunk show Thursday!

While it looks like we’re spending our days frolicking where the buffalo roam – lots of work is getting done. What a privilege to be able to call this place our ‘barn away from the barn’ for this little window of time.

Have a great day!

xo
s

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It’s Monday

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Hello and a good Monday morning to you!

  1. Gray/Grey/Gris shipping. WHOOHOOO!!!
  2. I have a plaid shirt problem. And now I’m wishing I had a plaid chair. hayleymae you might need to intervene.
  3. Made it into the second section of Stateline and having a blast with it. I’ll post pics later today.
  4. This rental car. Still can’t figure out the Bluetooth or nav. Talk about quirky.

Hugs,
s

It’s Monday

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Scenes from the weekend

Hello and hap, hap, happy Monday to you! Too perky, too early? Yeah, I think so too.

Good morning… said in my best quiet early morning voice….

Where to start!?

  1. Bungalow update ships. Now that’s exciting stuff!!
  2. The tomatoes are coming in – in a big way! Tomatoes, watermelon, cucumbers, cheese and a little bit of wine. Don’t you just love those easy summer dinner/not really dinner kind of nights?
  3. Is that a new pattern I spy up there in the collage? It’s been a ages since we’ve released a new Plucky pattern…. something new coming up this week!
  4. Not even sure how I stumbled across this article. I assure you I wasn’t searching google for stirrup pants. I have been shaking my head ever since. I can’t. I just can’t. However, I am looking forward to getting my flannel shirts out of storage….

It’s Monday. We got this, right? Right!

xo
s

 

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Found my colors for #3 above!

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Good Monday morning to you!

First up this morning a hearty congratulations to all our #dailyplucky winners! Thank you so much for playing along and inspiring us all… daily!

 

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That moment when you realize your knitting matches your decor.

I hope your weekend was a good one. Ours was rainy (which was wonderful), there was some homemade peach pie (thank you hayleymae!) and lots of swatching.

This week we’re doing some retooling around the barn which means who knows what could happen! But one thing I do know… we’re going to have an update later this week/weekend that will feature a new club that will be rounded out with a small update. Think the recent Gray/Grey/Gris update with the grays being featured, a new mystery color and then a smattering of your favorite plucky colors across so many of the bases. So, yeah, something like that. August, it’s a great month for a new club and a new mystery.

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Swatching with an SB prototype, some gray and Bohemian Blue on cashmere.

 

Have a great day!

xo,
s

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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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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It’s Monday/not Monday

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Ox says hey, good to be home…. I think.

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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It’s Monday

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Good morning!

I hope your weekend was a doughnut (insert any of your chosen treats) filled delight! Mine was not only filled with doughnuts (still coming down off the sugar – evil stuff I tell you. E V I L.) but the most delightfully awesome, completely not planned meet-up you could ever imagine. Out for tacos and who were we sat right next to? Ann and her pal. I love them. I’ve not had the privilege of meeting Kay but I sure hope to meet her some day!

 

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But why are you in TN you might wonder? I won’t bore you with details but it all started with a hole in the wall (several years ago I might add) at the house and ended with ‘you need to not live here for a week or so’ so I checked out airbnb for a place that takes pups and we hit the road for Nashville. Easy drive, I can get a giant chunk of work done in some quiet (it can be a funny thing working on super wooly knits/yarn/designs when it’s high summer but think ahead we must!) and they have biscuits. I’m joking a lot here. It’s actually been a pretty stressful time so a change of scenery was not only physically necessary it was good for the peace of mind too.

And in other news this week….

  1. Shhh. I don’t want to spook it, but I think all that casting on and knitting two rows or ‘swatch fest, the spring 2016 edition’ might be history. Saturday afternoon I was forced (by my own self though a little shamed by my darling sister as well) to just keep going and I’m so glad that I am.
  2. Calligraphy though pretty heavily modified from the get go. I’m playing yarn chicken and I know that sounds funny coming from me but I only have the three skeins of No. 013 (small batch really is small!) on hand and I don’t want to run out! The struggle. It’s really real 🙂
  3. This week is a big big shipping week. Classics at the end of the week! The rest of the IG shipping.
  4. Shoes. These are like sandal versions of sneakers. Not nearly as high as they look – right around 2” with a 1.25” platform. I’m not known for my graceful tendencies (my husband regularly wishes he had a video montage of all the ‘trips’ I’ve taken over the years) so I’m not a super high heel/platform kind of gal. These are game changers for me! So so comfy!!! Great summer kick around shoe price point and cute colors! I also love these and these and these.

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Photo doesn’t really do them justice. Really cute on!

Have a great week and stay cool!

xo
s

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It’s Monday

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Always on high alert.

 

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Hey, hey it’s Monday!

How’s every little thing today? Enjoying this gorgeous weather!? It’s high time is all we have to say about that around here.

  1. There were a few stragglers of the second part ‘It’s No Joke’ and they are leaving today!
  2. We have kit coming up with Knitterella on Wednesday! Teaser pics coming right up and, get this, it features your beloved Lodge Fingering! And, of course, several other fingering weight options.
  3. Small Batch No. 014. If you love Skies of November, pops of Sticky Toffee a little gray and some scummy bits… this one is for you! The first skeins of it will be available at the Wool & Honey trunk show this weekend. And definitely coming up in a blog update near you!
  4. Mystery Small Batch shipping is what I’ll be up to today and tomorrow. That and putting color kits together for Jill’s kit release this week. I’m thinking one or two options with small batch (available on Primo, Bello, Feet and Single only) would be a great idea!
  5. A little note about me posting things here, there and everywhere (well everywhere being IG). Some are teasers/spoilers, some are posts of things I’m working on or Hayley’s working on, some it just random life. Please know, I’ll always fill you in on the details – they may just not all be available when I post to IG or I might not be ready to divulge quite yet. But, you’ll always be looped in.
  6. There’s more to come this gorgeous Monday – but first, more coffee.

xo,
s

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Wanderlust on Bello, Small Batch No. 014 on Primo Fingering & Good Old Days on Feet

 

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It’s Monday – Belated!

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Happy belated Monday morning 😉

 

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So much to share with you!

  1. Lodge is back and will be at an update near you VERY SOON!
  2. Second ‘It’s No Joke’ update is shipping!
  3. Will be headed back to the barn very soon but first I have to do a little research for something happening later this Fall.
  4. Working on something special for the trunk show at Wool & Honey on the 27th.
  5. Hayley’s on a sock kick!
  6. Cecilia. CC Bloom and Small Batch No. 002’s perfect gradient. Coming right up!
  7. Reserve revamp is coming right along!
  8. Islandwood. Churchmouse. Retreat. Glamping. I have much to tell you!

Have a great day!

xo
s

 

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It’s Monday

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Small batch No. 011 on Cachet with Classic Rock & Good Old Days

 

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Hey Hey it’s Monday – whether we’re ready or not!

I hope you had the best weekend!

  1. Shipping! S H I P P I N G Shipping RTS and Mystery kits begins today!
  2. Your enthusiasm for Small Batch is infectious! I mean we were already excited but now we’re positively a twitter! Some way, some how there will be some offered this week. Timing and logistics are being figured out and I will get back with you on the particulars.

So, coffee in hand and, well, if you need us you know where we’ll be!

xo
s

 

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Primo vs. Cashmere – it’s so hard to choose!

 

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Bostons can be so bossy – he just wouldn’t let me up to work on the patio on Saturday morning.

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Wanderlust cashmere. The Hills Are Alive cashmere. Twill Ox 2.0, Charm School Snug Fingering, Chantilly Lodge Fingering, Hi-C Ox 2.0 Mixthosebases.

Good morning and a happy hazy (stupid allergies) Monday to you!

So, what’s new with you? Around here we’re up to no good or a lot of good, depending on the day/hour!

  1. The April 1st ‘It’s No Joke’ started shipping on Friday! That continues in earnest today.
  2. Plucky Classics ships later this week. Woohoo!
  3. Luxe Club on the heels of Classics!
  4. Knitting/swatching. Swatching some fun things… thinking ahead to Fall (gah!).
  5. Stripes. Mixing bases. Two of my favorite things.
  6. Zyrtec. Need more Zyrtec.
  7. The roof leak and ripping up carpets probably not helping the Spring allergies.
  8. Reserve. There’s going to be an infusion of fun things to the Reserve! Primo, Lace, Soph, a smidge of Crew and of this n’ that. Starting a little later today. If you have a hankering for anything super specific I’ll see what I can do!

May your coffee be strong this morning…

xo
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