It’s Soakbox Knit-A-Long Time!Posted: 15/10/2012 Filed under: SWmain 101 Comments
Ready needles, Set your patterns, and GO! It’s Soakbox knit-a-long time!
We gave you a bit of a teaser last week, but we are happy to announce the official beginning of our Soakbox knit along! For the next three months (to work upto your holiday knitting!) we will be posting lots of information about Soakboxes. We will have a feature on each box over the next two weeks with lots of tips and tricks to help you knit a great pair of mitts. After that we will be posting regularly about what you can do with your Soakboxes, fun activities and events and more information about how they came to be.
Don’t have a Soakbox yet? You can get it right from us, or ask for it at your LYS by name.
In addition to posting regular information here, we will also be posting and talking over in our Ravelry group. We would love for you to hop on over and post any questions, comments and photos that you have about knitting up your Soakboxes!
On twitter (@soakwash) and instagram (@jacqueline_soak) we would love for you to use the #soakbox so that we can all find eachother.
If you have a blog and you write a post about knitting up your Soakbox we would love to hear about it. You can post about it in the Ravelry group, tweet it at us, post in the comments, or even send us an email (natalieATsoakwashDOTcom) about it. We would love to hear from you.
I (Natalie) have my ball all wound and ready to knit Double Pointe Pink. I was the hands for the photos, so it only feels right to have my own pair!
We pinned down Fiona Ellis, the woman behind the designs of our mitts, and recorded a video for each of the patterns. Fiona has graciously offered to drop in via Skype to yarn shops and groups that are doing their own knit-a-longs and Soakbox events. You can send her an email at fiona.ellisATsympaticoDOTca to set something up.
As a grand kick off for the knit along we are going to run a contest. That means that you could win a Soakbox to knit up or gift, or both! We will be doing a random draw here on the soakworthy blog for two kits (Double Pointe Pink and Clark Cable), as well as a draw for one the other two kits on the Lorna’s Laces blog. Each of the kits will be personally signed by Fiona! You can enter the contest all this week. We will close the comments and draw a name Monday at midnight. All you have to do to enter here is to answer the following question in a comment on this post. What is your preference: french manicure, or solid colour for your nails?
For a chance to win one of the other two sets, visit http://lornaslaces.blogspot.com/ and follow the instructions there.
May your hands be soft, fibers fresh and nails match your knits.
Wow I sound so…..English 😉
When I do wear polish, I definitely like french manicures! What a great contest! Thanks!
Definitely French manicures unless it’s a special occassion – then try to match with outfit.
Solid colour polish – it’s easier to touch up when I scrape it off. 🙂
while there’s nothing wrong with a great French manicure, I love my nails short with a edgy color. I love my grey’s and deep reds, even black all the way to a girlie ballet pink. Love the idea of matching to my gloves, can’t wait to cast on.
Short and solid!
I prefer solid colour for sure.
Solid colour for me!
I definitely prefer solid polish as that means I can colour coordinate with my outfits. I’m obsessed with colour coordination, so the Soak boxes sound perfect!
Solid colour and scentless soak!
I prefer a solid color, but I love the look of a bold, creative French manicure
I prefer a solid color for my finers and toes!
I prefer french manicures!
Solids, the brighter the better!
I like French manicures – so clean and light!
I prefer the solid colors…they last a much longer time than French manicures (IMO). And that red is divine! 😉
Solid colors, because I’m a lazy bum. 😉
Solid…I’m just that boring;-)
I like both. I’ve even done a french manicure with crazy colors. I just like to mix things up. 🙂
Solid color – easier to touch up!!!
I generally don’t paint my nails at all. If I do, I guess I go for a fun color.
I do love French manicures, especially since I keep my nails so short.
Solid color. French manicure looks nice, but it’s too hard to do! thanks!
I love French manicures but mostly do my own manis and use a solid color!
I’m another person who uses solid colors – although Pinterest has me pinning all sorts of crazy nail designs!
Solid colors! I really like to make sure my nails LOOK painted when they are. I don’t paint them that often.
I like darker solid colors–hides the dirt better.
I go with solid colors, my nails are super short because I’m a bassoonist, and long nails get in the way of making music.
Solid color for sure !
I like a solid color on my nails. Usually a shade of red or burgandy. 🙂
I like solid colour 🙂
I’m a solid color kinda girl. French just isn’t me, besides it probably wouldn’t last 24 hours. LOL
I like solid colors 🙂 Especially blue or purple!
I like solids best, preferably wines and purples.
I’ve never had a french manicure but I love my solid color!
I don’t use nail polish at all, so I prefer neither. On others, I think french mostly looks better.
I love the look of the French manicure, but I usually do a solid color.
Solid! French manicure creeps me out
Solid colors for me.
I don’t wear nail polish, but, if I did, I would have a French manicure.
I prefer solid colours.
I usually use a very light clearish type polish that mimics the effect of french without the fuss of having to paint the white stripe – thanks for the opportunity at the giveaway
Definitely solid color!
I like how solid colors make a bold statement. French manicures are lovely but are too formal/delicate looking on my hands. I have my moms hands; which are hard working, little on the rough side, not afraid to get dirty kind of hands. So this kit will go to good use… maybe it will lead to a french manicure…hhhmmm……….
I like light colored solids. I’ve never done a French manicure, but i might like that too!
Solid colour without question. Anything else just looks unfinished.
Solid color. Guess it’s a bit dated, but it looks best to me.
I love solid colours definitely.
I tend not to get my nails done as they just chip off right away. But when I do, i tend to do all over fun colors, and i just do them my self.
I’m a solid color kind of lady!!
Absolutely …. SOLID colors!!!
Solid for me, but if ther is a new kit coming to match a French mani, I might be converted!
I will vote solid color!!
French manicure on my hands, solid color on my feet.
solid color for me
I never get my nails done… I keep them as short as I can
I do my own and I like solid color and round nails.
French is preferred esp the airbrushed versions 🙂
French manicure – so classy.
Solid colour for me.
Definitely solid colors for me!
I like a natural look, so prefer a French manicure.
These boxes are so cool….I would love to have one!
I was so caught up in the pretty I forgot to answer the question…solid color for me : )
Definately french manicure for em. Love your soak product btw.
Solid, short, and sassy!
Solid most of the time—French when I travel!
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Love your product and suggest it to students when i have sample sizes i like to gift them to new knitters
Love to have a win see you in rhinebeck
Oh i like to ho funky trendy colors but occasional nude is good when teaching
Solid color and usually a color with glitter or personality!
I love a solid light natural shade
Solid and neutral on fingers; solid and garish on toes.
I prefer a solid dark colour on my fingernails and toenails. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway.
I like solid colors since my nails tend to be cut short.
I like solid colors – especially purple!
I like both but if I had to choose one I would go with solid.
Solid color, changed often. On short nails.
I love the french manicure.
Solid colour for me.
Oh, I want one of these soakboxes so bad! It may be a little outdated but I love a good French manicure. 🙂
Hard question! I love the subtle sophistication of a french mani but I really dig wild solid opaque colors as well. Hmmm. I think I’ll go with solid.
I usually do at least two solid colors in every manicure. Sometimes you just get bored having 10 identical nails, so you need at least two or four that are another coordinating shade, ha. I like the look of french manicures, but never got the hang of doing it myself.
Definitely french manicure! Would love to have this done more often. However, horse business negates the nice nails quickly!
french manicure goes with everything … but the combo, nails & yarn, what a finish!
Solid color all the way! French manicure just isn’t me.
I have never had a french manicure. I have always had solid colours.
I prefer french manicure, but only when I get my nails done. I personally don’t have the talent to do anything but solid colors myself.
Definitely solid colors!
French manicure is my favorite!
French manicures- I love the natural look.,
I prefer solid color and I totally want a Soakbox!!!! My LYS got them in last week and I payday can’t come soon enough!
Solid color ONLY!
love french manicure….but also love colours!
I love French manicures, but only when I get them done. (Read: almost never.) I’m limited to color if it’s me doing them!
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