Oh, Plucky Day! Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

 

We are so excited to visit our friends at Churchmouse for a Plucky Day and we’d love to see you there! Please join us, Saturday, August 4th from 11AM – 6PM at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. Come visit and knit with Hayley and I, check out our selection of yarns curated especially for Churchmouse and maybe go home with a few! We love it when we can visit Chruchmouse and hope to see you there!

Stateline KAL

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Snug Worsted. Wintry Mix (1), Thank You Note (2), Grumpy Old Sailor (2)

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I CALL SHOTGUN!

The question every knitter agonizes over…. what knitting to bring on a trip? How about The Stateline KAL!

While the rest of this week is filled with shipping, dyeing and all other things Plucky, by the time the first of the week rolls around Bob and I will have packed up the car and headed out for a little (ok a lot of) multitasking road trip. And, because we don’t do things in small doses, this trip will cover a couple thousand miles, include our cameras and bear repellent, some road trip knitting and all things trunk show related (among other to-do’s on our list!) as we make our way to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On August 25th, if you’re in the neighborhood, please join Hayley and I at Knit on Pearl (145 W Gill Ave, Jackson, WY) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as we knit a little, chat a lot and help you in any way we can!

 

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But, we can’t have a road trip without a travel project! Bob usually handles most of the driving chores, leaving me to navigate and knit for miles and miles…. miles of roads and miles of yarn.

 

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Cachet, Hudson. 4 Skeins.

 

Anybody up for a KAL?

I’m hoping you will knit Stateline with me. This is a brand new Plucky pattern for a crescent shaped shawl, worked in your favorite worsted weight yarn. There are lots and lots of ways to knit Stateline. It is stunning when knit all in one color, but it is also a perfect “Mix Those Bases” project! And, the pattern even offers three different cast off methods, letting you choose between an I-cord, a picot edge or a simple elastic bind off.

If you would like to join our KAL, all you need to do is purchase the pattern and share your knitting progress!

The solid version of the Stateline wrap uses four skeins of your favorite Plucky worsted weight yarn. For the multi base/color wrap, you need one skein for the first band and two skeins of each for the second and third band – so 5 skeins total. You might already have the perfect yarns in your stash. But, if you’re not able to stash dive for everything you need, please keep an eye on the Plucky Reserve shop as I will be loading in some skeins for you to choose from and build your own Stateline kit!

Just a note: Personally, I think the following bases will get you the best FO. Snug Worsted, Cachet, Primo Aran, Scholar (either version) or Traveler Aran. Though, please feel free to use other bases such as Bello Worsted, Primo Worsted, Lodge Worsted, Trusty, etc. They will be lovely! Just not quite and fluffy/woofy/squishy as those suggested above.

Let the planning begin! I’ll cast on for my Stateline at the crack of dawn on Monday. And, I will be sure to post lots of progress photos as the miles fly by. And I’ll be sure to use the hashtag #pluckystatelinekal and #roadtrippinwithplucky (remember that one?!). But, did I forget something….? Yes. PRIZES! Let’s have KAL prizes! We will open an official STATELINE KAL thread, where we can all post our progress photos and chat like crazy about our projects. When you set up your Stateline project page in Ravelry, please use the tag “pluckystatelinekal”. And, don’t forget to use #pluckystatelinekal on any Instagram photos. This is going to be so much fun…. it will be like we are all on this adventure together!
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On August 31st, we will randomly choose winners. Whether you are finished or not, as long as you have tagged your project page or an IG photo, and the pattern is in your library, you could win a pretty awesome Plucky Prize. And, let’s have a grand prize for the first person to post a photo of their finished Stateline in the KAL thread!

I am delighted to have you all on this road trip with me. Anyone have any favorite audio books?

Happy Trails!

xo
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Trunk Show: Wool & Honey

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What are you doing Memorial Day weekend? How about taking a road trip to Northern Michigan to join us at Wool & Honey for a trunk show?!?

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Hayley and I will be heading north May 27th & 28th to the charming Wool & Honey yarn shop. We’ll be there to help celebrate their sixteenth anniversary – congratulations!! We’ll be bring a Plucky Trunk show to the shop full of lots of yarn, samples, patterns surprises (of course!) and even a signature colorway for this event only!

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Details of the event will be as follows…

On Friday, May 27th from 6pm to 9 pm, there will be an intimate cocktail reception and pre-sale party, where 30 ticketholders will receive exclusive goody bags, have the first pick of the trunk show and listen to a short presentation by Sarah about the Plucky story. We’ll be celebrating with both sparkling wine (L. Mawby, of course!) and a special cocktail, as well as some of our favorite local cheeses, fruits and treats.

On Saturday, May 28th from 10 am to 6 pm, we’ll take the trunk show to Wool & Honey. There will be patterns galore, samples to try on, and of course, yarn–glorious yarn! This trunk show is open to everyone.

Tickets for the cocktail party will go on sale on Friday, April 29th at 7 pm EST and can be found HERE. Tickets will be first-come, first-serve and will include a swanky goody bag you’ll be thrilled to take home. 

There will be many more details to come over the next few weeks. We guarantee you won’t want to miss this weekend.

Hope to see you there!