The Ravelry team had a great time last weekend as we headed to California for the Anniversary party at Unwind in Burbank and also for the TNNA trade show in Long Beach. I found it so hard to leave snowy and slushy New England but sometimes you just have to sacrifice for your job, you know? ;)
First we headed to the event at Unwind- it is such a nice spacious shop and we always have a great time there! We got to see some new and old friends, see some beautiful yarn, and Casey found another crocheted guy to play with. Thank you to Stephanie, her wonderful staff and all the Ravelers who came to say hello!
Before we left the Burbank area, we had to give Casey something for his hobbies so we stopped at a great comic shop. Mary-Heather and Sarah even found something special for their guys at home!
Then we were off to Long Beach where we reunited with our colleagues at the trade show. As usual, we came away from the show energized and full of ideas on how Ravelry can help support the industry and our community so stay tuned for that!
This TNNA was also the launch of a collaborative effort between Ravelry, Louet and Soak. As you probably know, we have been working with Jacqueline Sava at Soak already with our Unleash Soak and she had the great idea to come out with a color range of Ravelry inspired Louet yarn, with fun pattern support and kits.
There will be more information on this soon, in the Soak-worthy group, but you can see Jacqueline's patterns here and the colors here, on the Unleash yarn page. The Unleash Soak, yarns, patterns and kits are going to be available soon at a yarn store near you! Jacqueline will be updating this post here with the stores that are carrying them.
We have had a lot of fun working on this with both Soak and Louet and look forward to seeing what Ravelers can do with these fun Ravelry inspired colors!