Fall Favorites (& Gift Ideas): Knitting Edition

Hello Lavender & Explorer Knits

Above: Knitting a pair of vanilla socks with Explorer Knits yarn and Hello Lavender stitch marker.

It feels crazy to be thinking about the holidays already, but I find myself starting to plan both Christmas and birthday gifts (winter birthdays are very popular in my family). We’ve sadly accepted the fact that we won’t be seeing family in-person. Gone are the days of large Thanksgiving, Christmas and Chinese New Year gatherings.

So in lieu of the “normal” gifts I would normally buy, I’m thinking something handmade might be a nice change. You get a sock, and you get a sock! And maybe a small quilt!

Recently, I’ve purchased some “necessary” materials for these projects from awesome BIPOC makers and business owners. Some of these can take a few weeks to a few months as they’re made-to-order. If you’re starting to think about gifts for a maker in your life, these could be perfect if timed just right!

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Renegade Craft Fair 2019: SF Edition

Renegade Craft Fair SF 2019

This year’s Renegade Craft Fair was as packed as ever on a foggy-turned-sunny weekend in San Francisco. The massive Fort Mason Festival Pavilion was packed to the brim with shoppers bustling around the 200+ makers, designers and food / drink stalls. The winter fair is hosted at the perfect time, as we start thinking about holiday gifts for family and friends. A few favorites, below!

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