- Pattern: Shaelyn
- Yarn: testing a base
Instant Gratification update #2 will be Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22nd beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the ETSY shop.
There will be a ton fun things in the IG update. We’ve unearthed a few skeins of some oldies & goodies as well as a few skeins of Left Coast, Tip Toe, Windmill Island (on traveler to boot!) and TONS of other fun things. Even a little cashmere to be had (En Vogue 4ply!!!). Oh, and I will be happy to have a few pre-orders/wish granting as well on Wednesday because it feels festive! Summer is just around the corner and well, it’s been a while since we’ve done that. Stay tuned to the update and see what pops up.
You guys! You’re awesome. What a riot we have had reading through your entries. If you haven’t read through the comments yet – please do. Not only are there great recipes and knitting inspiration but it’s just knee slapping good time.
Here are the runners up! All of these individuals will receive the Curtain Call pattern & (1) skein of Plucky Traveler to knit the small size of the pattern! Please contact us at pluckycustomerservice @ gmail . com with your mailing address for your skein of Traveler, as well as your Ravelry name so we can gift you the pattern for the Curtain Call pattern.
· Sherry on May 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm.
Favorite joke: “Two blonds are relaxing on lawn chairs and looking contentedly up at the night sky. “Which do you think is closer-the Moon, or Florida?” muses one. “Well, d’uh”, says the other, “Can you see Florida?!?”
· Szhess on May 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm.
Favorite recipe: “My favorite asparagus recipe is one I found in Thomas Keller’s book Ad Hoc: Grilled Asparagus with poached eggs and prosciutto!”
· Baljinder on May 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm.
Favorite recipe: “…asparagus and nugget potato salad. Steamed and cooled asparagus and nugget potatoes tossed with a dressing made of olive oil, dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss in a few chives and voila!”
· Lynn on May 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm.
Favorite recipe: “…no recipe – just straight out of the garden, still warm from the sun! Juice is sweet and oh so messy!!”
· Mary Lynn on May 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm.
Favorite trivia question: “How many birds did the Birdman of Alcatraz have when he was imprisoned at Alcatraz?”
· Meghan on May 16, 2013 at 4:33 pm.
Favorite Karaoke song: “Uninvited by Alanis Morisette (alone) Love Shack (group)
· Wendy on May 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm.
“What I’m knitting now?! Brooklet by Cecily Glowik MacDonald!”
· Barbara B on May 14, 2013 at 6:47 pm.
Favorite joke: “A woman and a man are involved in a car accident on a snowy, cold Monday morning; it’s a bad one. Both of their cars are totally demolished but amazingly neither of them are hurt…God works in mysterious ways. “…(& it continues on…!)
· Debbie on May 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm.
Favorite Karaoke song: “…both sung by my husband! The First is “He ain’t heavy (he’s my brother)” by The Hollies….”The second is “That’s life” by Frank Sinatra which my husband cannot sing without getting the words all wrong and making everyone laugh.”
· Michelle Sorge on May 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm.
· Patricia on May 16, 2013 at 6;13 pm.
Favorite joke: “What do you get when you mix alcohol with literature? Tequila Mockingbird.”
· Carolyn on May 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm.
Guilty pleasure: “…too many to name, but include Ben and Jerry’s FroYo Greek Yogurt with Blueberries and Graham Swirls, while watching any or all of the movies from the Avenger’s franchise…”
· Gwen on May 16 2013 at 6:16 pm.
What she’s knitting now: “I am knitting hey girl in jazz age cozy- love it!” & her Guilty pleasure: “any kind of candy- chocolate, gummy, licorice!”
· Shruti on May 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm.
Guilty pleasure: “Cheese fondue with grapes!” and her Favorite Karaoke song: “Every Rose Has Its Thorn!”
· Vasiliki Starborn on May 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm.
Favorite joke: “Why did the pig go into the kitchen? Because he felt like bacon!”
· Susan K. on May 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm.
Favorite Karaoke song: “Talk dirty to me by Poison” & her guilty pleasure? “Yarn”
· Patricia Anne Fortune on May 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm.
Favorite joke: “The kids and I have a favorite joke right now: Why are Pirates called Pirates???? Because they ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!”
· Purlescence on May 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm.
Favorite joke: “How do knitters get into Heaven? By the Purly Gates!” & her favorite Karaoke song: “I Will Survive!”
· Nicole on May 16, 2013 at 5:04 pm.
Favorite trivia question: “Who was known as the Chicoutimi Cucumber?”
· Thayer on May 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm.
Favorite joke: “Q: What’s brown and sticky? A: A stick!”
· Emily on May 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm.
Favorite Karaoke song: “Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up.”
· Ellen Calman on May 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm.
Guilty pleasure: “Nutella, right out of the jar!! Just give me a big old soup spoon of the stuff and I’m a happy gal!”
· Margie on May 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm.
Guilty pleasure: “…is ice cream. Another is watching murder trials on TV (seriously!).
· Lesley on May 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm.
Favorite Karaoke song: “Brown Eyed Girl or anything else I sort of know the words to!” and what she’s knitting now: “a pair of Dotty socks by Irish Girlie Knits for a co-worker undergoing chemo”
· Ceri Davies on May 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm.
Favorite Karaoke song: “Adele’s Rolling in the Deep” and her Guilty pleasure: “Sneaking to the movies during the day to watch a matinee – without my kids – and eating a choc covered ice cream!”
Now…. drum roll please!
And the Grand Prize of the set of Herdy Mugs and a sweater quantity (or up to 8 skeins of an assortment of plucky bases) goes to………………………………………………………………………..
· Ellen on May 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm.
Joke: 2 Nuns walk into a bar…You would’ve thought the 2nd one would’ve ducked…ha!
Karaoke: I fear Karaoke
Guilty Pleasure: I read the Daily Mail. Don’t shame me! plucky yarn with an overflowing stash!
Pets: Don’t have one. I have a kid. He’s kind of like a pet that talks back, but will eventually move out
Photobomb: nada – maybe in my 20s there is a hard copy of me scratching my butt behind a family of tourists in Union Square, maybe.
Trivia: Wrong household member to ask.
Recipes: Roasted Asparagus – olive oil, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon out of the oven, strawberries – wash n’ go.
Knitting: at this minute I’m taking a stab at lace, which means, I’m backing things out right now. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/encyclopaedie
I am woefully behind in blogging so I’ll combine Plucky Retreat recap (in photos) with a contest. Works for me!
Mikan Snood in Plucky Traveler Aran (Fat Fish Blue) and a darling crochet sample baby blanket in Primo Worsted & Sweater combo. Please, PLEASE do not be afraid to mix bases. The texture and color juxtaposition is fantastic!
Our very own Dutch Princess (a.k.a. the welcoming committee)~
Knitting and dance instructor all in one!
Everything and the kitchen (or the bathroom) sink!
Elmer T and Jennifer. Oh my stars you have to see her dress knit out of Primo Sport. It’s amazing!
The dismantling crew having breakfast
Dismantling is a messy biz
Packed up… planning ahead…. and headed home (or back on the road)…
Lorilee, Fiona & Ann. You guys are just simply the best (que Tina). We couldn’t have had the weekend without you. And to all the attendee’s…. the full retreater’s, the NORAS and visitors alike. Thank you from the very depths of our hearts for making the trek to Michigan to make the retreat the rollicking good time that it was. The second annual Plucky Knitter Retreat was a huge success – because of you!
So, about that contest!?! It’s a Plucky blog party…. Contest time!
- What’s your favorite joke? Let’s keep it clean… cheeky but clean is good, really good!
- Karaoke Song?
- Guilty Pleasure? (again, see joke)
- Picture of your pet in one of your knitted FO’s? Share it with us!
- Got a funny photo bomb? We’d love to see it!
- Stump us! Send us your favorite trivia question. We are serious trivia junkies here at the studio. It get’s ugly!
- It’s Spring. What’s your favorite asparagus or strawberry recipe?
- What are you knitting right this minute? We want to know?!
It’s the all-inclusive Plucky contest. So many winners! We will be giving away a set of Herdy mugs (adorable!) as well as a skein of all the new colorways and a sweater quantity to the winner(s). There will be no less than ten winners so post away! The grand prize winner will receive the set of Herdy mugs and a Plucky sweater quantity of their choice. Contest entries open until Friday, May 17th at Noon Eastern. Winners will be announced later that day.
Who doesn’t love a little instant gratification?
We’ve hit the ground running today. Good golly but it’s good to be back from the retreat and travels! What a treat it was to meet so many of you. Thank you. Your warm welcome and enthusiasm is appreciated more than I can say.
I’m dyeing new colors… we’re still unpacking from the retreat and today started working on a website overhaul…. just to name a few things we’re working on here at TPKHQ. Never a dull moment and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
But, I digress. Now, back to that instant gratification shop update I’ve been promising. Tomorrow, Friday, May 10th beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the ETSY shop. There will be one tomorrow and one mid-week next week (date to be announced). It will be broken into two parts so as to accommodate time zones and schedules. Holy buckets but will there be a lot of fun things to be had. Too many to mention. Just stay tuned to the update and see what pops up.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Sure hope the sun is shining where you are. It’s not here so instead I give you a new colorway (I have shared this before but it’s just so happy and fun!) Hunters Safety (looks great with everything gray) this one requires sunglasses!
If that’s not an eye opener I don’t know what is!
Thank you for joining us during last week’s update. For those of you who are not in the Plucky Group on Ravelry (please join us – what a lovely, fun, sweet and very talented group of knitters/crocheters we have) I wanted to let you know that we are working on a remodel of the Plucky blog/shop site.
Please bear with us as this will be developing over the next several months. As part of the refurbishing of the Plucky site, we will also be having more frequent (i.e. weekly) pre-order updates (this, in addition to the Instant Gratification Updates that will being occurring after the Plucky Retreat at the end of April). All of this in an effort to get you yarn regularly and as quickly as the hand dyed process will allow. If you are not familiar with our Frequently Asked Questions, here you go. This explains so much.
About that update! Tomorrow, Wednesdayday, April 10th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern the plucky blog. Please join us – it’s the place to be!
All of the Plucky bases (except Bulky) will be available. That means you can pick your (available) color and have it dyed. Just.For.You.
Primo (fingering, sport, worsted, aran)
Traveler (sport & aran!)
Below is sampling of just a few of the colorways available in tomorrow’s update:
Please note: This is a pre-order update and ships according to our pre-order policy.
Sincerely and with best regards,
Sarah & the Plucky Crew
It is almost impossible to believe (for me anyway) that primo has been around for almost three years now. Three Years!. Seems like just yesterday (I sound like a mom talking about her baby) I committed to my first shipment of my very own custom base. Holy buckets but I was scared (in fact I still get a little antsy every time I place an order – the quantities I am obligated to just do that to me) but fast forward to today.
Today I need to talk to you about a price increase.
Primo – three year old primo – has never had a price increase. In fact none of the Plucky custom bases have ever had a price increase. However, Plucky has absorbed no less than four price increases on base yarn as well as postal increases and other transportation cost increases.
Long story short…. in May there will be a price increase across the Plucky bases, especially on the whole Primo line. Worsted included. Primo Worsted will be brought in line with the price of all other Primo bases. Please know I/we are doing everything we can to continue to make this an affordable luxury.
I do not have all the information right now to offer you as far as final prices, etc. That is being worked out and more information will be forthcoming as soon as possible. We do not take this lightly and want it to be manageable for all – for you, our dear Plucky friend/customer and for Plucky. We wanted to let you know this right away as I want you to have time to plan.
Thank you so much for, well, everything.