Plucky Finds

As promised (and since the sun came out enough for me to snap a few shots), here is what I walked away with from the Plucky Open House this past weekend. 
2 skeins of the brand new Primo in Candy Apple
-75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon
-385 Yards
-Fingering Weight
1 skein MW Superwash
100% Merino Wool Superwash in Honey Wilkes
-215 Yards
-Worsted Weight

I also left with one skein of this:

But I also have four more on the way :-)
Primo in Grey Shimmer
-75% Merino, 20%, 5% Nylon
-385 Yards
-Fingering Weight

I have big plans for this yarn, a new cardigan (that will happen to be in my size) that will eventually develop inot a pattern I've wanted to write up for quite some time.  I was honestly waiting for just the right hue of Plucky yarn.  Thanks so the open house, I was enabled!

And here's a peak at how it's knitting up:


You can peep more Plucky yarn in other people's stash here on Ravelry.

***Needed to add this:  Sarah will be updating her Etsy shop tomorrow!  If you've had a hard time getting your own Plucky, here's your chance.  Read more about it on her blog here (and follow for postings on future updates as well)***

A Very Plucky Day

Love at first sight. Some say it happens, others disagree.  When it comes to yarn, I'm afraid it happens a little too often.

This past Saturday, Jill (Knitterella) and I made the trek to the other side of the state for a Plucky Open House.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Plucky Yarns, you must be educated!  Here's a crash course:

The open house was hosted in Liesl's (aka browncurls on Ravelry) gorgeous home in Grand Rapids and Sarah (the face behind Plucky Yarns, thepluckyknitter on Ravelry) brought a beautiful variety of yarn.

 Sarah's long time friend, Nicole came along as well.  She's not on Ravelry yet- hopefully soon (after all, she did have the cutest stitch markers I have ever seen!)?

Besides all the plucky yarn, Liesl gave us a tour of her amazing stash.

(as you can see, yarn wasn't the only thing gawked over in Liesl's closet!)

These were also spotted in Liesl's room:

They were very well-loved (holes in the bottoms and all!)

Jill walked away with some great finds (and since she does Plucky's design work, she had credits to spend- jealous!)...

And knitting ensued

All in all, a wonderful day- I hope it happens again soon!

And tomorrow... a peak at what I stepped away with and how it's knitting up (I'm not purposefully keeping it from you, but the gloomy weather is not allowing an impressive yarn stash picture).