In our third match, Tiny Sumo Wrestler is up against his toughest opponent yet! You can bet that lots of trash talk led up to this fight, and I have a feeling neither of them will come out of it smelling like roses.
And finally, Tiny Sumo Wrestler is bested! Is this the end of an era, or just a fluke? Stay tuned and find out!
Thank you, everyone, for the sweet birthday wishes! And a special thank you to the Common Cod Fiber Guild for making it a truly awesome birthday!
Tiny Cupcake mod by Victoria Bell
Hey look at that, today’s both my birthday and also Friday the 13th! To celebrate my favorite kind of birthday (the Friday the 13th kind), I thought I’d spread the happy with a one-day discount.
Enter THIRTEEN at checkout today and get 13% off your entire order from the Mochimochi Shop. This discount is good for today only!
I’m spending my birthday in Boston, where I’ll be giving a presentation this evening at the Common Cod Fiber Guild (please join us if you’re in the area!), and then next week I’ll be taking a trip to Maine to see family. I can’t wait!
Because I’m on vacation for the next week, all physical products ordered from the shop will ship on July 23rd. (PDF patterns will arrive via email as usual.)
How many hot dogs have you eaten so far this summer? The number might be lower if they all looked like this guy…
I think the mini version made by NoDice is way cuter than the original! Here he is close up.
Great attention to detail.
I googled it, and it looks like the Hot Dog Man statue is available in various sizes to hot dog joint owners looking to drum up business. (Good luck with that, I say!)
Summer’s almost halfway over, so here are a couple more tiny hot dogs from the Mochimochi Friends Flickr group to see us through.
And from Momshoo:
The Tiny Hot Dog pattern can be found in Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi. And remember to add your photos of Mochimochi knits to the Flickr group so we can all see! They’ll also automatically be entered in our big photo contest this fall.
Thank you for sharing your super-small knits in the comments! The winners were just selected by a trio of tiny gnomes.
The smallest thing I ever knitted was this itty-bitty elephant, made with lace weight yarn and size 000 needles, which I made a couple of years ago.
Even though I’m always knitting tiny things, making this extra-tiny guy drove me nuts! But it was a fun challenge and I’m glad I attempted it. (Unfortunately I think I accidentally vacuumed it up at some point, but at least I have the photo.)
If you know me, you know I always have tiny knits on my mind, but I’m especially thinking about them lately because the nice people at Lion Brand recently sent me the smallest, cutest sets of mini skeins I’ve ever seen!
I’m really not much of a squealer, but these perfect little packages elicited some audible delight out of me when I first saw them. They’re Lion Brand’s new Bonbons yarn, which is now available on the Lion Brand website and also at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC. Each assortment contains 8 mini skeins of yarn, and they’re available in sport-weight mercerized cotton, acrylic, and sparkling acrylic-blend.
I chose the three brightest assortments to photograph, but there are three more packages of equally lovely colors.
I probably don’t need to tell you that the Bonbons would be perfect for making little knitted toys, or ornaments, or embellishments, or any other small project that only requires a little bit of yarn.
Perhaps you would like to win some of this yarn for yourself? The Lion Brand people just keep getting nicer, because they’re offering to give away three packages of Bonbons each to three winners! To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us about the smallest thing you’ve ever knit. (Pretend bonus points if you include a link to a photo!) I’ll choose three winners at random on July 23rd.
This contest is only open to US residents.
Also, don’t forget about my Tiny Zombie class at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio on September 23rd—we’ll be using Bonbons to knit our zombies, of course!
You asked for it—it’s another match with Tiny Sumo Wrestler against one of Mochimochi Land’s toughest tag team, Tiny Bowling Ball and Pin!
Team gutter really never stood a chance…
Will Tiny Sumo Wrester remain undefeated? Tune in next time and see!
If you’ve been to Knitty City lately, you’ve seen that they have a starry window display this month!
Along with the adorable hot air balloons that you can see in the photo, my sherbet-hued Lucky Stars make for an unconventional “stars and stripes” theme for July. I love the idea of NYC pedestrians pausing for a moment to take in the charming scene as they rush off to their next air-conditioned destination.
Happy 4th, everyone!
If you’re new to tiny knitting and live in the NYC area, I have a class coming up in September just for you!
On September 23 I’ll be teaching a Tiny Zombie knitting class at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in Manhattan. We’ll cover all of my tips and tricks for knitting really tiny toys, and you’ll take home a finished Tiny Zombie that you made in class!
See the Lion Brand Yarn Studio website for all the info and how to sign up.
I haven’t been teaching many classes lately—my time is largely taken up with designing these days—so this is a rare opportunity to see exactly how I knit tiny mochis and get started doing it yourself. I’ll also bring other samples from my new book Super-Scary Mochimochi for a meet and greet, so it’s going to be a lot of fun!
The long-awaited fight of the summer is here! Live on tape from Mochimochi Land, it’s SUMO V SUSHI!
Not pictured is the victor devouring his foe backstage, along with the rest of the Tiny Sushi Bar Set. Oh the humanity!
Linda was the first person to match up these competitors when Tiny Sumo Wrestler made his debut, so she wins an adorable Little Twin Stars Re-ment set. Thank you to everyone who made suggestions!
Now the question is: will the world’s smallest heavyweight continue to pick fights with other tiny mochis, or has his appetite for roughhousing been sated?