This month I’ve had the pleasure of trying out a box from the PostStitch. Sporting the very appropriate slogan “A project in a box,” this montly subscription-based knitting club does the legwork for you — compiling the yarn, pattern, and all the tools you need to complete the selected project — so that you can just open your box and knit. There are two subscription options to choose from — BigStitch and SockStitch, the former delivering a woman’s accessory project and the latter an adult woman’s sock project. Arriving at my door in early May was the current month’s BigStitch…
As I mentioned in an earlier post, there was no waiting for good light and a proper photo for me to tear into this box.
And I have to say, opening it was really fun. I love surprises!
This month’s project is Mares’ Tails by Katie Rempe, a big, beautiful linen/silk blend wrap. Shown here is a postcard that details the contents of the box — a feature that I think makes the whole project come together really nicely.
And as advertised the box came with everything I’d need to complete the project:
– a print copy of the Mares’ Tails pattern
– 1 skein of Breeze by Anzula, a beautiful lace linen/silk blend
– a set of ChiaoGoo needles
– stitch markers
– highlighter tape
– and a very fun extra, an alpaca beverage koozie
I had to delay my casting-on a couple days just to finish up my current WIP — it wasn’t easy with that pretty, pretty pink yarn waiting for me! In addition to the yarn, the designer and needles were new to me, so there was just a ton of anticipation on the front end of this project! Once I got going…
I was totally hooked…
And I’ve been knitting away every since.
One more photo… a detail perhaps?
The needles, the yarn, the very fun pattern are all just tops with me. If you’re in love with this project — and really, who can blame you — you can still pick up a kit for yourself in any of the three beautiful colorways — it’s available here.
As an added bonus, the PostStitch folks are co-hosting a KAL for this month’s project in their Ravelry group with the designer herself. It’s been an awesome group, a great place to find support when questions arise and just a fun place to share progress. I think the coolest thing to see is that this PostStitch box has been the first foray into lace for a number of knitters and what a wonderful introduction they are having — complete with support from the designer. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Trying this month’s box out and touring the offerings, I can honestly say that I see a lot of great potential here. Whether you are a knitter looking to be challenged in a supported environment or perhaps you don’t have access to an LYS and crave a group knitting experience or maybe you are like me and you just like surprises, PostStitch is a really great option available to knitters all around the world.
As a special treat, Amy & Megan — the ladies behind PostStitch — have offered to do a *GIVEAWAY* here for you! One lucky reader will win a $60 coupon code to use toward a PostStitch subscription. This code can be used toward the BigStitch or SockStitch clubs in either a single or multiple month subscription — the winner gets to choose the club that suits him/her best!
To enter, just leave a comment below sharing which PostStitch subscription you’d like to try and why. It’s that easy!
Entries will be accepted through Monday, May18th, and 11:59CST and I’ll select and announce a winner Tuesday the 19th.
I’m going to get back to my Mares’ Tails knitting (because I’m addicted). Best of luck to you in the giveaway — I can’t wait to see who wins!