At the beginning of this year, I had a crazy idea to jump out of the knitting box and try new things related to knitting (but not cables. I’m not ready for cables) so I searched the internet to see if there were any subscription boxes for knitters and I found two (I know there are more but these were the two most appealing to me). If you remember, I already told you about the first yarn subscription box that I tried and now it gives great pleasure to tell you about Poststitch boxes (which has become my favorite box of the two).
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So much great stuff in April’s Big Stitch @poststitch box! Tote bag from @workshelter, market bag pattern from @allysondykhuizen, cotton bamboo worsted yarn from @threeirishgirlsyarn (in colorway “charmed, i’m sure” ???????? that name!!) #chiagoo needles, a fun key holder & stitch markeers. I opted for April’s box as my birthday present to myself.
Poststitch launched in November of 2014 so I had been watching and learning about them a full three months before I decided to try them out. They were an instant hit with me (and even my daughter who does not knit but indulges her aging yet “cool” knitting mom where yarn things are concerned). I loved what the boxes had to offer and the price was right too. I wasn’t committed to anything; you simply sign up for that month’s box and unless you suspend or cancel the subscription (which you can do at any time) you get the next month’s box.
There is also an option to get a three and six-month subscription which I will likely do once things settle down here but for now, the month-to-month works for me. I generally get my box between three and five days after shipping. (I feel like they’re in my back yard the order comes so fast!) Poststitch boxes work so seamlessly that it is definitely a selling point to me.
Every month I choose the Big Stitch box which is $60 monthly, but you could always choose the sock stitch box for $40 monthly (they did have a “little” stitch box which had a baby pattern, yarn, and notions but I don’t see it on the site right now – needless to say I never got this box).
I’ve only been begging them since February (my first box) to send me one to review because I was so impressed by the boxes (though if you search #poststitchbox on Instagram, you’ll see I have a serious love for them and a review box was a bonus but not required because of LOVE. SO.MUCH.LOVE.).
I apologize for taking so long to get this vlog review posted but I had to overcome two obstacles:
- My sincere hatred for being on camera*(see note below).
- Enough peace and quiet in my house to properly record a vlog.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take more pictures before I had to pack the yarn away and I haven’t started that cowl or a pair of gloves but I have a list of patterns that I’ve added to my Ravelry library that is on the shortlist for this yarn.
The bottom line is that even if Poststitch hadn’t decided to send me their debut sock stitch box, I was going to tell you about them anyway. They are well worth the cost and I’ve not been disappointed with any of the yarn or needles they’ve sent me yet. I almost wish they could send me stuff every week but I’m sure the hubby would not be down with that… I had a hard enough time locating all of the stash that I do have. I wish they had an affiliate program because I would love to get you all subscribed to the Poststitch boxes; I’m THAT confident that you’d love them too (and I am never that confident about anything).
Now it is with the saddest, heaviest heart that I tell you that I have to suspend my Poststitch box subscription. Some awesome things are coming up but that means money will be at an influx so I have to scale back on a few of my passions and yarn (the passion that I seem to have the most supplies for) is one those.
That doesn’t mean I’m not knitting, it just means I will be knitting from my stash more and buying yarn less (unless ya’ll want to send me yarn and then… GAME ON). No really, here are some of the past Poststitch boxes.
As promised here are the links to the yarn and companies mentioned in the video.
WORK+SHELTER (The hand-dyed tote has gotten a lot of use from me already. I gave the other one from my Big Stitch box to my daughter.
Three Irish Girls yarns (Love them. Love their name.. because Irish.)
ChiaGoo (I’ve really enjoyed these needles and look forward to them in every box!)
Poststitch on Pinterest (I believe I mentioned the option for alternate patterns so I wanted to link ya’ll up!)
I know that’s a lot of links and you might think I’m spamming ya’ll (pretty sure Google may blow a gasket with all the outbound links) but who cares? I love what the people at Poststitch do and I honestly feel like I’m a part of the Poststitch community. They answer my questions, respond on social media…If I could be BFFs with them, I would (and it would be awesome)!
*I never did get over the whole being on camera thing which is why this review is almost eight minutes long. I figure if you love me then you’ll love watching me talk about something I love and if you don’t know me all that well or you don’t like knitting, you’ll hate this video completely.
**As mentioned, the amazing people at Poststich sent me the sock stitch box to review. Not being a sock knitter though doesn’t stop me from loving sock yarn and from being Postitch’s biggest fan. I wasn’t compensated in any other way than the review box and I even bought my own Big Stitch Box for the month of April (also my birthday month).