Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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).


  1. My goodness I am so jealous! I've been meaning to buy your slipper pattern for a while and knit it up but I need to finish what I am working on at the moment. Wish I had been able to come to that amazing get together. When I saw all of that yarn I almost started drooling. Who am I kidding I did start drooling.

  2. I especially love the chandelier draped with lace--lovely! And a good idea...I have one at home too.

  3. You would have had to physically drag me out of there...and check my bra for yarn on the way out. :)

  4. Wow that yarn is beautiful! What a fun day!

  5. My eyes nearly popped out of my head at sight of that table full of extraordinary color! And that STASH! HOLY COW!

  6. Why don't they have these nice yarns and yarn days in South Africa???

  7. Great photos!! That was such a fun day!

  8. Wow, I love the pop of yellow amongst all the beautiful purples, blues and greens.