The work-related knitting might be finished for the season, but I think it’s time to have a ‘come-to-Jesus’ talk with myself about my personal list. 🙊 As in, the chances of me finishing three pairs of socks and two children’s sweaters in the next ten days (plus a half-finished shawl before the Solstice!) are *slightly* better than getting elected as the 46th President of the United States....but not much. If I didn’t have work (or kids/errands/cooking/everything else that everyone on the entire planet does during the season) AND if I could just skip sleeping for the next 10 days (okay, that I can/will do), I might be able to pull it off.
But you know me. Not only am I planning to fall miserably short of my goal, I’m fully prepared to cast on something new—for myself!—on December 25th. I know I’d mentioned earlier that my Christmas cast-on was going be a ‘No Frills’ sweater, but since I pushed that project up (with the plan to have it finished for Christmas Eve, in fact!*), I’ll need a new one—and I think I’ve got it. As it stands right now, I’m planning on the ‘Ramona Light’ by @thebrownstitch in this positively perfect scummy green from @pluckyknitter — ‘Into the Woods’. It’s a real shape-shifter; I can’t quite say if this is a greenish yellow or a brownish green. Or hazel. Or chestnut with an ochre undertone. Whatever it is, it’s perfect. The thing is, although I’ve snagged a SQ of this color for myself, there are at least six *other* colors (Smokey the Bear, Noisette, Pinehurst, Smitten With The Mitten, Roasted Pumpkin, Hearth and Home—I’m looking at you!) that I’d just as easily substitute if the mood strikes. They’re all THAT good.
If you, too, are ready to skip past the ‘should’ knits and head straight to the ‘gimme gimme’ projects, might I suggest a little Plucky? It’s luxurious and hard to come by and made right here in the Mitten—and it might just be the carrot you need to get yourself through the next 10 days of knitting obligations. Click on the link in our profile or call us at (231) 228-2800—we can definitely make sure this yarn arrives in time to be placed under your tree.
*Yeah, I kinda left *my* sweater out of the tally. 🤦🏻♀️
Christmas hat 5️⃣! 🎄 This is Staple Beanie by @nelekapparel out of @pluckyknitter primo worsted in music row ✨ Can I just say that it’s really *really* hard to find good men’s hat patterns - if you have favorites, pretty please share!! 😘 #dailyplucky#whenindoubtknitahat#staplebeanie
Christmas hat 4️⃣! Love that this hat also come with an extra hug since @cassiemunksgard is donating all the proceeds toward @hookerscorner 🤗 Pattern: No Place like Hope out of @pluckyknitter cashmere in blueberry sour. #whenindoubtknitahat#dailyplucky#giftknitting
Ahhhh, five inches of straight stockinette…this is a much needed reward after FINALLY mastering the short row section of this yoke. 🤓🙌🏻🙂 Last Friday, I posted that I was having trouble with short rows and I was ready to pull my hair out! Thanks so much to all of you that gave me short row suggestions and tips. 🤗 After a weekend of looking up and learning some new short row methods (👋🏻 hello German Short Rows ❤️ and Shadow Wraps ❤️) I finally came to a method that worked best for me. In the end, Japanese Short Rows In-The-Round was the winner! 🎉🎉🎉 I'm super happy with the end results 😍 ! If you are interested the video that saved my sanity was found on YouTube and called "Japanese short row in the round" posted by knitwear designer, @junkookamoto212. Thank you, Junko! 🤗😘🤗 #owenssweater#itsallabouttheprocess#knittingshortrows#reward#knitweardesign#fairisleknitting#sweaterdesign#dailyplucky
⚡️Woo-whee!!! It’s a busy Monday morning!! And what better way to start the week than with a new shawl pattern from @pluckyknitter featured in Snug Worsted. Presenting KELDERHOUSE a beautifully textured triangle shawl with optional fringe. Curious about Snug Worsted and other Snug bases (fingering and bulky)? Check out @pluckyknitter at NOON EST TODAY for a livestream here on IG where Snug will be spotlighted!! Happy Monday!⚡️ #pluckyknitter#giftknitting#pluckyyarn#knittersofinstagram#pluckysnug#dailyplucky#knittedshawl
This! See this? This may look like an ordinary picture of things being blocked but what it really means is that my Christmas knitting is DONE!! Well... except for the weaving in of the ends. And except for a dead fish hat that I promised I'd knit for @tick_doghunter 's son. And since I can't do a hat for one nephew and not the others, that really means I have 5 dead fish hats to make. We'll see how this goes... But still, the Christmas knitting for non-family members is DONE!🤪🌲🌲
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Our friends Melissa & Liz @woolandhoney
Have a wonderful Winter Collection if Plucky! A dozen of our favorite our winter-inspired colorways on the new Primo Fingering (440 yd—115 g) put-up, including Cold As Ice, Hearth & Home, In The Woods, Noisette, Old Man Winter, Pinehurst, Pure Michigan, Roasted Pumpkin, Scotch, Smitten With The Mitten, Smokey The Bear and Wintry Mix. Sweater quantities of every color. Ready to ship—while supplies last, of course!
Thank you ladies!! ♥️♥️♥️
....and we’re live!
The @pluckyknitter Winter Collection, 12 of our favorite winter-inspired colorways on the new Primo Fingering (440 yd—115 g) put-up, including Cold As Ice, Hearth & Home, In The Woods, Noisette, Old Man Winter, Pinehurst, Pure Michigan, Roasted Pumpkin, Scotch, Smitten With The Mitten, Smokey The Bear and Wintry Mix. Sweater quantities of every color. Ready to ship—while supplies last, of course. We hope you find something to warm your toes and liven up your needles this holiday season. (Feel free to tag someone in this photo who could use a little nudge—we’re always happy to play Santa!) 🎅🏼 Click on the link in our profile to see them all.