Arrow to the Moon Maker’s Market

Welcome to this special limited maker’s market featuring Asian and Asian American artists in our community. We’ve got a new book coming out in April, available for preorder now, my new sock pattern inspired by this book (also for pre-order, out next Thursday), and some notions and yarn that is ready for you to buy now, ready to ship.

Thank you for supporting Asian American writers and fiber artists. Enjoy!

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Arrow to the Moon socks were inspired by the cover of the novel An Arrow to the Moon by Emily Pan.

This pattern celebrates the mystery of all that is in between… the in-between space of being Asian American diaspora, or whatever cultural in-between space you may be in, and the space of being between the start and end of each moon cycle. There is abundant joy to be had in those in between spaces… as we await what is next and grow more into ourselves. 

Engaging colorwork keeps the socks interesting and they create a moody and dreamy mood for the wearer. Enjoy wearing the socks while reading the novel in your favorite cozy corner.

The yarn used to create the Arrow to the Moon Socks. Special sock sets are available for $38 USD at Big Little Yarn Co’s update tonight at 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern (the link will show as a 404 dead link until then), as well as other classic offerings from Melanie at the shop.

To purchase a signed copy, leave a note in the “Order Comments” box with the name to personalize, and request the signing. This is a preorder and it will take time for Emily to be able to sign the book, after the book is released on April 12. You can also preorder without a signed option and it’ll be shipped upon launch.

Romeo and Juliet meets Chinese mythology in this magical novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Astonishing Color of After. Hunter Yee has perfect aim with a bow and arrow, but all else in his life veers wrong. He’s sick of being haunted by his family’s past mistakes. The only things keeping him from running away are his little brother, a supernatural wind, and the bewitching girl at his new high school.”

“Luna Chang dreads the future. Graduation looms ahead, and her parents’ expectations are stifling. When she begins to break the rules, she finds her life upended by the strange new boy in her class, the arrival of unearthly fireflies, and an ominous crack spreading across the town of Fairbridge.”

“As Hunter and Luna navigate their families’ enmity and secrets, everything around them begins to fall apart. All they can depend on is their love…but time is running out, and fate will have its way.An Arrow to the Moon, Emily X.R. Pan’s brilliant and ethereal follow-up to The Astonishing Color of After, is a story about family, love, and the magic and mystery of the moon that connects us all.”

Knitting notions and earrings available at the market at 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern Standard Time (US).