Spread some cozy cheer with Bundle-up Bears! The pattern automatically comes FREE with any purchase of $5 or more from the Mochimochi Shop through January 1st! A link to download the pattern will be sent to you within 24 hours of your purchase. (You don’t have to add it to your cart.)
These palm-sized little guys can be knit up in an evening, with no seaming involved. They’re removable from their snowsuits, so you can bundle them up again and again!
Make them for friends, for family, and for keeps!
We’ve got a couple of post-turkey cats here!
I’m thankful for my family and my awesome job, and for each of you— thank you for your support, enthusiasm, and friendship!
And especially since the hurricane, I’m thankful to have an undamaged home with electricity and heat. If you haven’t yet, one good way to celebrate today is by giving to the Red Cross or another organization helping those who lost their homes in the storm.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
You’ve been thinking about entering the Mochimochi Photo Contest, but you need that last little push to convince you that it’s worth the effort. May I present this funny Japanese felting kit!
Like the Rilakkuma soap dispenser (which this will go perfectly with), the kit will go to one of the winners of the photo contest! Needle felting is probably a universal language, so I figure the winner will be washing their dishes with quirky new friends in no time.
You have until December 3rd to submit your entries, so photographing your mochis could be a perfect after-Thanksgiving project this weekend! See full contest details.
Just one more reason to enter the Mochimochi Photo Contest: The first-place winner gets this adorable Rilakkuma soap dispenser!
(You know I couldn’t help throwing in some Rilakkuma cuteness again this year.)
This guy and more cute Japanese stationery and other goodies will go to the top winners, along with Knit Picks gift certificates and Potter Craft books! Deadline is December 3rd, so you have a little less than two weeks to get your entries submitted. See full contest details.
Someone is almost ready for his Mochimochi Land debut…
Pattern coming November 23rd!
I just had to share this gruesome cuteness on a Sunday!
I got THE BEST early Christmas present in the mail the other day…
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS?!? It’s Knitting Mochimochi in Swedish! And in hardback! My editor told me about a year ago that they had sold the rights to a Swedish publisher, but I didn’t really believe it until I had proof. Every pattern has been translated. Even confused moose speaks Swedish now!
Or I guess I should say Förvirrad Älg speaks Swedish…
For just 120 krona, it can be yours!
How are your Mochimochi Photo Contest entries coming? Last week I revealed the awesome collection of Potter Craft books that our top US winner will get. (I’m already feeling kinda jealous!) Today I’m giving a big shoot-out to our other big sponsor, Knit Picks!
For the fifth year in a row, Knit Picks is providing gift certificates to the top three winners of our photo contest (regardless of where they live): the first-place winner gets a $50 gift certificate, and the second and third-place winners each get a $10 gift certificate. Knit Picks normally only ships to the US and Canada, but if a winner lives outside the country, I’ve arranged it with Knit Picks so that they can still get their goodies.
I’m sure many of you are already big fans of Knit Picks, but let me tell you what I personally dig about them.
It comes in a huge variety of gorgeous colors, so it’s perfect for picking just the right yarn for a project.
I loved how easy Biggo was to work with and just how soft and happy it felt in my hands.
Of course that’s just a small bit of what Knit Picks has to offer—check out their website for tons more yarn, needles, books, and their blog and podcast. Then remember to enter our photo contest by December 3rd for a chance to win yourself a gift certificate!