Yarn Pop and Soak at Stitches West

There are so many knitting and lingerie events around North America, it is hard to keep up! We have a few that we do regularly and we love seeing everyone at those shows. We are super excited that even though we won’t be there personally, Soak still has a presence at many events, marketplaces and tradeshows thanks to our distributors, Louet and Bryson, as well as many independant retailers as well.

Soak will be officially taking up a corner of the Top Shelf Totes, booth number 1140 at Stitches West, February 21-24. We met Lori a few times over the last few months and fell in love with her sewn project bags.

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Lori will have the full range of Soak products, including our brand new Yuzu scent and Elvis Paisley Soakbox. This will be Yuzu’s first appearance in a marketplace, we are so excited for you all to see it and smell it.

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Yarn Pop has matched up some of her prints with Soak labels to make perfect little gifts. I think that a little knitting bag is the only thing that is missing from a Soakbox! Top Shelf Totes are all fully lined with a large tooth zipper, so they are very sturdy. You can feed your yarn through the grommets in the side so that there is no worry of the yarn getting into a tangly mess inside your purse.

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These would also be wonderful for non knitters as a toiletrie bag with some Soak and Handmaid. They look ready to go on an adventure together.

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Thank-you so much for hosting us Lori! We wish we could be there as well.

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CurveNY 2011

After spending 5 days in Portland, Chris and I boarded a plane to meet Jacqueline in New York City.


These great ruffle panties are from our friends at Lavit

I’m usually the behind the scenes person that handles all the logistics for tradeshows so it was nice to attend and meet many of the faces that I only knew through email correspondance. I stepped into the showroom and was surrounded by the most beautiful and luxurious lingerie. You know, the kind that you save up to buy that will make your partner’s jaw hit the ground. I actually aquired a few new pieces that I’ll talk about in a later post.

Lacey was formally introduced to all of our lingerie stores and she was an instant hit. Our customers couldn’t wait to add her to their store collection.

Lacey at the Soak booth

While walking around and taking in all that New York has to offer, Jacqueline and Chris stumbled across this great vintage shop full of clothes, purses and shoes. Of course it wouldn’t be a complete New York trip without trying on a pair or two of beautiful shoes.

While on the topic of pretty shoes, I wanted to share some great whites ones that we saw at Lille Boutique in Portland.

This lingerie boutique was very minimal in their selection but every item looked like it was carefully hand picked and beautiful .

All in all, it was a very successful and fun week but boy was I ever happy to sleep in my own bed again.


Sock Summit 2011

Chris and I are finally home after a long week of beautiful yarns, delicious donuts, and friendly people. I think I will have to add Portland to my list cities that I love. The weather was great, the transit system was efficient, and their downtown had great restaurants, cute shops, great food carts and one giant book store.

We saw people carrying these bright  pink boxes around and heard that you can’t go to Portland without having a VooDoo donut. I choose the maple bacon which actually have a full strip of bacon on top of it. As we walked along the river, we noticed that there was a beer festival being held and stopped in to look around. We met some sheep that were about to get sheared. Look at that face! We saw a lot of beautiful yarns. The Sincere Sheep is a company that uses all natural dyes to create these beautiful colours. We’ll talk more about them in a later post.Hundreds of people showed up to participate in the super secret flash mob dance incorporating colourful skeins of yarn! Here’s the youtube video of the dance courtesy of ‘knittinglikecrazy’ Along with all the yarns, there were also great embellishments including these cute buttons from Jennie the Potter.  There were lots of great pairs of hand knit socks! And of course it wouldn’t be a knitting show without some yarn bombing. We had a great time and can’t wait until next year! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hi.


Get your paws on Unleash.

One of our favorite parts of TNNA is seeing all the familiar faces, catching up with old friends, and making new ones.


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This year we had wonderful booth neighbours. Louet NA on one side, and Chameleon Colorworks on the other. This is how we met Nancy, the owner of Chameleon Colorworks. Nancy instantly fell in love with our newest scent, Unleash, and quickly snatched up most of our supply.   

Chameleon Colorworks is a dyeworks and fiber studio that offers stunning and interesting colorways in a variety of yarns and fibers. Nancy will be at Stitches West in Santa Clara from Feb 25-28. Visit her in booth 837 to get your paws on a bottle of Unleash.

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Won’t be in the area? Many yarn stores are now stocked with pieces from the Soak Worthy Collection Inspired by Everything Ravelry. Here is a list of stores that currently have all or part of the collection.

3 kittens needle arts, Mendota Heights, MN
A Knitted Peace, Littleton, CO
A Loom with a View, Newburyport, MA
A New Yarn, Springfield, MO
Anneke Needlework, Miami, FL
Apple Yarns, Bellingham, WA
Article Pract, Oakland, CA
Beyond the Rainforest, Flint, MI
Bliss Yarns, Brentwood, TN
Chameleon Colorworks, Alta Loma, CA
Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, Bainbridge Island, OR
City Knits, Detroit, MI
Colorful Yarns, Centennial, CO
Common Threads, Encinitas, CA
Custom Handweaving, Redondo Beach, CA
Daily Fiber, Murrieta, CA
Deep South Fibers, http://www.deepsouthfibers.com, online
Fibre Space, Alexandria, VA
Haus of Yarn, Nashville, TN
Knit Affair, a yarn company, Corona, CA
Knit this Purl that, Pleasanton, CA
Knit-Wit, Olathe, KS
Knitgrrl Studio, Lakewood, OH
Knitting Nation, Nyack, NY
Knot Another Hat, Hood River, OR
Ottawa Valley Fibre Arts, Ottawa, ON
Paradise Fibers, Spokane, WA
Pudding Yarns, Calgary, AB
Purl, Tustin, CA
Purl Soho, New York, NY
Purple Purl, Toronto, ON
Red Purl, Niles, MI
Silver Threads & Golden Needles, Franklin, NC
Skeins Fine Yarn, Juneau, AK
Spritely Goods, Phoenix, AZ
Spunky Eclectic, Lisbon, ME
Stash, Berkeley, CA
Suzoo’s Woolworks, Newport Beach, CA
SuzyB Knits, Smicksburg, PA
The Gourmet Yarn, Oklahoma City, OK
The Knitting Nest, Austin, TX
The Naked Sheep, Toronto, ON
The Stitchin’ Den, Estes Park, CO
The Yarn Boutique, Lafayette, CA
Twisted, Portland, OR
Unwind, Burbank, CA
Urban Yarns, Vancouver, BC
Valley Yarn, Langley, BC
Websters Inc., Ashford, OR
Wildfiber, Santa Monica, CA
Woolgirl, http://www.woolgirl.com, online
Wooly Wonders, Las Vegas, NV
Yarn Garage, Rosemount, MN
Yarn Lady, Laguana Hills, CA
yarndogs, Los Gatos, CA