The Plucky Knitter. It’s so much more than just dyeing yarn (and I say that tongue in cheek because dyeing is a HUGE part of it).
Take a peek at my desk. A scary place to be sure (the cartoon is the cute version – I’m kind of embarrassed to show you the real thing but in the interest of full disclosure I’ll show you anyway though this absolutely isn’t the worst of it). As you can see, the work doesn’t stop after the yarn is rinsed and drying. In fact, it doesn’t even start there.
You cannot grow flowers with only rain because all rain and no sun will yield some pretty puny peonies, and that is the way I feel about dyeing yarn. Plucky Knitter Yarns are a two-part equation. A pretty color on an average base does not yield the kind of yarn I want to knit with. I am very passionate about Plucky being the complete package; lovely, unique and inspired colorways that are dyed on the absolute best bases I can find and that you and I will be proud to wear and give to those we love.
Plucky yarn begins with custom milled bases – bases that are milled only for us. That means when you knit with Plucky you are knitting with a truly unique, one of a kind product. I have researched how the various fibers blend and marry to form each base as well as the twist that will bring out the best in the various fibers (so very picky about the twist!). I have traveled to the mills and have met with the expert artisan technicians (yes they are artists and they are amazing) who work with me to take my ideas, make them better and then make them a reality.
Then we test and try each new base dyeing, knitting and fine-tuning until we know we have something really special. Once that happens and we decide it’s a go, THEN we dye the yarn.
So, why is my desk so filled with lists and notes and phone numbers and print-outs, and research data and cracker crumbs? Simple. It’s because I am always looking for new bases to add to our Plucky Yarn family. I am in constant contact with and working with the mills (located here there and everywhere) working on creating a larger family. I have things up my sleeve that will send shivers up your Plucky yarn loving spine! Yes, I’m teasing but only a little. There’s so much more to come…..