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Putting the Fun in Fun Fur

One thing I miss about living in NYC is having the Lion Brand Yarn Studio just a subway ride away. I went there for all my fun fur needs—which admittedly weren’t frequent needs, but I’ve found that when I get the fun fur bug, I want it NOW! (OK, that goes for any kind of yarn that I decide to use, but still.)

So I have at least a week to wait before my novelty yarn arrives in the mail, but in the meantime I dug out what I could find in my stash and was soon reminded why fun fur is so fun.

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This creature has so much personality already, thanks to Romance, the softer, more feathery alternative to fun fur that Lion Brand makes. I am so in love with this stuff! I held it together with worsted-weight yarn and used size 8 US needles (just a tip, in case some of you would like to incorporate fur into a toy, which is something you can do with pretty much any non-tiny toy).

I’m thinking that with different colors, a different shape, and minimal (non fur) appendages, this guy could be really cute and spooky and cool.

And if you live in NYC, please stop by the studio and say hi to everyone!

Represent Mochimochi Land!

Are you an experienced sales rep looking for something fun and different to present to your stores? Are you an on-the-go professional business cat?

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If you answered “yes” to one of those questions, I want to talk with you!

I’m currently looking for sales reps for my line of tiny knitting kits for all regions of the US except California and New England. As my collection has grown, more and more local yarn stores are carrying the kits, but they (and Mochimochi Land in general) are still new to many in the knitting world, and I need some help spreading the word!

I prefer to work with reps who are are already working with yarn and other knitting-related companies and are looking to add to their mix of products. If this is you, please contact me at info [at] mochimochiland [dot] com. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Fuzzy Wuzzy Wicked Things

Sketching for a potential Halloween creature this morning…

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Looks like it’s time to go shopping for fun fur!

The Saddest Toilet

Exciting things are being knitted this week, but not things I can share quite yet. So instead I give you the the saddest toilet I’ve ever seen.

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Such an indignity, to be thrown out next to the box that your replacement came in! Flushie is appalled.

Since moving to Chicago I’ve noticed that some fascinating scenes happen in the alleys. You never know what lurks behind the tidy houses in my picturesque neighborhood…

Classes at Natural Stitches in Pittsburgh Sept 20 & 21

I’m headed to Pittsburgh next month for a weekend of knitting, photographing, and designing, thanks to the awesome people at Natural Stitches!

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This will be my second visit to Pittsburgh, which I fell in love with during a brief visit in spring of last year. I’m excited to return—this time I hope to actually try the pierogies!

In addition to the classes (which should be super chill and fun (no expertise in photography or design needed!), there will also be a little meet & greet on Friday, September 19th. I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and hopefully meeting lots more PA knitters.

Check out the Natural Stitches website for more info and to sign up for a class or two!