Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

I took part in my second Renegade Craft Fair on September 11th & 12th and it was lovely!

I started out in Penn Station and took the train alllllll the way to Chicago.


My lovely booth and I in Chicago <3


Some of my favorite vendors included:




Red Prairie Press (I got a shirt from them at the Brooklyn Renegade and wore the heck out of it all summer long)




Urban Posture


Beulah’s Porch

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and said hello. Thanks to all the amazingly creative vendors that I met while out there. And thanks to Renegade Handmade for y’know…just being lovely.

RCF Chicago flyer

Kindness in Knitting

Knitting Needles

These knitting needles were recently gifted by the lovely Paiva Artisan Crafts!

They’ve been helping me to fly through my Autumn and Winter orders, so I’m so greatful to her!

Art + Craft Fair in Iowa City

After Renegade, I schlepped over to Iowa City for the First Annual Art + Craft Fair in Iowa City.


I made a pit stop at Home Ec. Workshop to pick up some gorgeous Malibrigo wool…


Found the best tip jar in all of Iowa City…


Set up my booth & helped some chilly Iowans become a bit less chilly. <3



Fall Harvest Festival

On September 19th, my knits and I were at the Fall Harvest Festival in Waterloo, Iowa!


My booth was next to this guy.


Knit Bow Ties at Fred Flare

You can now find YesJess Knit Bow Ties at Fred Flare!


I remember sitting in my old aparment in Cincinnati and paging through the Fred Flare online store. Now they’re carrying something I make! Eeep!

Knits + Folk Pop

Two of my favorite things. Throw in Nutella and it’s the Trifecta.

forest city lovers

Anyhow, I recently sent off a package of knits to an amazing indie-folk-pop band, Forest City Lovers! In the meantime, check them out.

Recently, Forest City Lovers performed on Late Night in The Bedroom sporting some YesJess Knits!


Not Your Average Yeezy

Knit Kanye

Merging my eternal love to all things knit/all things Yeezy/all things kitchy, I created a little bespoke 808 & Heartbreak heart.

Winter Textures


I love the thick and cozy textures that accompany winter knits. Enormously tactile and visually complex. I love winter! <3