In praise of Plucky :: Happy Plucktember!

For me, it all started with Narragansett.
knitted :: Narragansett
A pattern by babycocktails, knit in The Plucky Knitter Merino Lite, “Narragansett Gray.”

I purchased the kit from The Plucky Knitter in the summer of 2011 but didn’t get this sweater knit until this past May. I can be slow like that. But in the meantime, I had become completely obsessed with The Plucky Knitter (TPK).

There was my first Color Affection Kit:
to knit :: Color Affection
The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering MCN Neopolitan Kit
Oatmeal, Bashful, and Smokey the Bear

This resulted in my ginormous and yummy shawl:
Color Affection
(full details on my original blog post)

I was completely smitten, and immediately ordered another Color Affection Kit:
The Plucky Knitter Color Affection Kit
“Family Farm” Kit (Lincoln, Grandeur, and Barn Door)

Then I fell hard for Plucky Rustic, a delicious aran weight yarn that resulted in one of my favorite cardis:
knitted :: Zelkova
Zelkova, a Through the Loops Design. (Full details of that knit on my original blog post.)

And I had enough yarn leftover to knit a little cowl:
knitted :: Irving Cowl
Which I knit, donated, bought, and gave away.

This summer there was this yarn:
ready :: yarn for TTL Mystery Shawl KAL
Plucky Feet in Flannel, Princess Phone, and Dancing Queen

Which resulted in another Through the Loops winner:
knitted :: Germinate (2013 TTL Mystery Shawl)
(full details on my original blog post)

This summer there was also this:
Stuck on sleeve island, but at least there are copious amounts of coffee here #knitting #coffee #limegreen #summer #sweater #crafting
Cape Cod, a babycocktails design, which I hope to show you in full this week.

There are other Plucky Knitter yarns hanging around in my house. There is this gorgeous green waiting to be knit up this fall, if possible:
yarn :: The Plucky Knitter

And my favorite purple of all time:
My favorite purple #thepluckyknitter #purple #dancingqueen #yarn #knitting
Dancing Queen, which I have on multiple bases

And there are, shockingly, a few Plucky yarns in my home that haven’t even seen the camera yet.

All of this is to say: I Love The Plucky Knitter.

And did you know that this month has been declared Plucktember? This whole month is a festival of The Plucky Knitter, with fun KALs, contests, giveaways, new patterns – all in celebration of Sarah’s gorgeous yarn and amazing workwomanship. You can read all about it in the Plucky Knitter group on Ravelry. In celebration of Plucktember, a number of designers are offering their patterns at a discount. I decided to join the fun. I’ve been itching to design something in TPK yarn for a long time, and haven’t yet gotten my designs out of my head and on the needles yet. But in the meantime, my Shameless collection would be perfect in Plucky Sweater, or any of Sarah’s DK to light worsted yarns.

Don’t you want a pair of mitts for fall?
designed :: Shameless Mitts
And a matching hat and cowl? Hmmm? Yes! You do! You know you do.

For all of September, purchase any of my designs (or the entire e-book of three patterns) for a 20% discount when you use the code plucktember. You can purchase the patterns easily through my pattern store on Ravelry. I would love to see these little knits in some sweet Plucky Knitter yarns. Meanwhile, I couldn’t keep my finger off the Paypal trigger – I bought from a few other designers’ Plucktember sales. I have become completely obsessed with Ann Weaver’s Traffic Furniture, and already have an assortment of TPK Plucky Feet lined up to go. Oh, if only there were more days in the year, to fill with all the knitting (and yarn buying!).

Happy Plucktember, y’all! And happy knitting.

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