Weekly affirmation: Local Love

Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do.

Earlier this week we received this heartwarming note from Lori McMurray:

 

Hi there!

Just a note to tell you that I love your product!

We got some when we bought some bras at Secrets From Your Sister.  Then when we were running low I was very happy to find it at the Cloverdale Sewing Centre — I live in Etobicoke.

And I was delighted to find out it is Canadian!

Thanks for making it!

 

Lori McMurray

 

That’s correct Lori! We are proudly a Canadian company. Thanks for your great email!

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Weekly affirmation: Colour Co-ordination

Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do.

This week we look to twitter for some love:

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Of course, Austen isn’t the only one who likes to co-ordinate her knits! If you’re also a fan, be sure to check out our new Heel Soakboxes. Along with a gorgeous sock pattern by Fiona Ellis and a skein of delicious Lorna’s Laces Shephard Sock yarn comes matching Essie nail polish, Soak and Heel!

Here at Soak we’re always proud to show off a new project but when our nails match our knits, we can’t resist!

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Weekly affirmation: Soaking jeans

Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do.

Here is a lovely letter we recieved from a new Soak user!:

I recently found my perfect fitting pair of jeans.  Being 6’ 5”, this is a task that has proven to be rather elusive over my life and it’s thrilling to discover that, in fact, I will not be chasing it in perpetuity. Now that I’ve found my match, I have every intention of taking exceptional care of them.  I want them to last forever. Just like the sweater my grandmother knit me, there’s no question that if treated properly these jeans have the potential to be one of the few garments in my wardrobe that will stick around ‘till death do us part.

This past year I found myself at an outdoor music festival in Montreal during the dead of winter. Unfortunately, I didn’t take into account the large amount of salt on the ground when I began dancing with a particularly gorgeous, tall blonde girl on my shoulders. Her pretty boots turned my new handsome black jeans into an old doormat.

I recently began using Soak on my sweaters and quickly adopted it to all my ski and cycling apparel. I thought my jeans were toast so I opted to give Soak a try. I didn’t want to throw them in the washing machine for fear of all the dye coming out with the salt, fading them beyond recognition. I filled a bucket with water, tossed in some of the product and continued to swish my jeans around before leaving them to “Soak” for about 5 more minutes. Not expecting much I was shocked beyond belief when I pulled out a pair of jeans that looked exactly how they did days before… I was impressed.

Thank you Soak for resuscitating my near-dead jeans.


Weekly Affirmation: Lace Kelly

Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do.


We found this great affirmation from Lisa on the Jimmy Beans Wool webiste this week. They have a great e-commerce site, where you can also leave text and video reviews of products they sell. What a great idea!

“This is the PERFECT gift for a knitter – great yarn, great pattern and lots of little goodies to make it interesting. I bought one for myself, even though I don’t even wear nail polish and am so pleased with it. Once again, Lorna’s Laces and SOAK have a winner!”

Thanks so much Lisa! We are so happy to working with Lorna’s Laces, and have lots of new plans up our sleeves for the coming months. Stay tuned!


Weekly Affirmation: Costuming with Soak

Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do.

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Our friend Virginia from the Boston based shop Gather Here is currently doing some costuming for the film industry. We have had a lot of fun keeping up with her finds on twitter and instagram, as well as her uses for Soak products at work!

“Wrapping costumes this morning. Using @soakwash for the vintage undergarments. http://instagr.am/p/WUVvnqTF7-/

“After 14 hours shopping for clothes I need to testify that @soakwash #handmaid is awesome. Handling fiber really does a number on my hands”


Weekly Affirmation: Nautilus Rescue

Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do.


The great thing about the internet is being able to follow along with people’s projects (and emergencies!) as they happen. Yesterday we got a desperate tweet from June of @planetjune.

“Oh no! I got blue ink on my yellow (crocheted) Nautilus! Hoping @soakwash can perform a magic rescue… #amigurumicatastrophe”

We waited with fingers crossed to hear if the ink would come out. Sure enough, there was another tweet an hour or so later.

“My amigurumi Nautilus is now damp, but all the ink came out and he smells lovely (I used @soakwash in Aquae, appropriately). Phew!”

Phew indeed! We are so glad to hear that the toy was not ruined. Thank-you for including us!


Weekly Affirmation: In Poetry

Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do.


Kay Gardiner is one half of Mason-Dixon Knitting, a fabulous knitting blog. We love the little poem she tweeted after Rhinebeck! Thanks Kay!

Kay Gardiner (@KayGardiner)
12-10-18 12:05 PM
Wet wool smells quite…sheepy
It isn’t a joke
If you want to smell purty
Don’t forget to use Soak. #notapaidendorsement #RhineBlock