Little Stitches is our every-other-month subscription box, and it's a small box of wonderful, themed knitting treasures.
The November box was inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion. We created three colorways for the yarn in this box: Half Agony, Half Hope, my new favorite mid-tone blue speckled with wine and chocolate. Wentworth is a gorgeously warm, rich milk chocolate color, and Desire is a saturated purple-leaning wine. They mix-and-match together beautifully and bring to live the more grown up and mature love depicted in Persuasion.
Our design of Austen-inspired colorways is now complete, and we have 11 colorways in all. I'm at work on a large Austen-inspired wrap that will incorporate the colors as mini-skeins, in case you've been collecting them, and when the pattern is ready, we'll have a big shop update in 2018 with all the colorways available in minis and full skeins.
Our Austen palette, and their inspirations are:
Bewitched (Mr. Darcy)
Emma's Tea Rose (Emma Woodhouse)
Fresh-Faced Bennet Sisters (Persuasion)
Half Agony, Half Hope (Persuasion)
Longbourn (Pride & Prejudice)
Not One Heartbeat Do I Forget (Mr. Darcy)
Mr. Knightley (Mr. Knightley from Emma of course!)
Shall We Dance (Elizabeth Bennet)
Tea at Pemberley (Pride & Prejudice)
Also in the November box
In addition to one or two 25g mini-skeins of these new colorways, the November box includes:
A miniature cherry-filled chocolate truffle, handcrafted and delightfully detailed, from The Nome Knitter.
Hand balm balm duo made by Tuft Woolens: This month, our scent inspiration is rosewood, a scent that becomes richer, softer and more lovely with time -- much as Anne and Captain Wentworth's love matures in the novel.
A set of themed stitch markers. I created four varieties for this box, and choose each box's set at random. They are Sea Captain, Find Your Way, Piece of My Heart, and None But You.
A bookmark to color: This month's "paper" item is something different and a bit whimsical. I found this adorable color-your-own bookmark with an image of Anne Elliott and included one for you, together with two colored pencils, just in case you don't have colored pencils at home.
Your pattern: Your box includes a pattern for your mini-skein that can be completed in one or two evenings, and that will give you a taste of the yarn and colorway. This month, it's a simple mug wrap.
A bit of San Francisco chocolate: I've added a square of Ghiradelli chocolate from my beloved home city of San Francisco.
Full skeins of yarn, as well as stitch markers and other extras from the box, will be available for subscribers to order from November 26 to 30. After December 1, we'll open up the extras from this box to everyone else.