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And the winner(s) are…..


Curtain cowl collage

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!

Herdy contest

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


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