DC and Philly, I’m headed your way next month for fun classes and book signings!
On Saturday, December 7th, I’ll be at Looped Yarn Works in Washington DC! Stop by from 11am to 12:30 to meet some huge and huggable mochis from my new book. Then in the afternoon I’ll go from huge knits to tiny ones, with a “Knit a Tiny Gnome” class from 1-4pm. It’s great for anyone who has used DPNs before but is new to knitting toys. You can get more details and sign up at the Looped website.
On Sunday, December 8th, I’ll be at Loop in Philadelphia! From 10am-1 is another tiny gnome knitting class—sign up by calling Loop at 215-893-9939. And from 2-5pm, another book signing where a bunch of the toys from Huge & Huggable Mochimochi will be there for you to squeeze.
These are two cities that the mochis have yet to visit before, so I can’t wait! Hope to see you locals there!
Take a hint from these undead dancers and get your groove on in a weird way tonight!
Today’s mixed-up monster is another charmingly rotund beastie!
This colorful character is neither animal nor vegetable. Let’s let his creator, Clarinetgirl, explain:
Terra Jocularis – a small planet from the Large Magellenic Cloud – wanted to be a master of disguise. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep his costumes straight and got his pumpkin vines mixed in with his cat ears. He has come to Earth to try his hand at comedy.
I think he’s off to a good start with that mustache! Clarinetgirl gets the pattern for Gobbledyghost for sharing her Mix-n-Match monster with us.
How’d you like to look up and see this guy perched overhead?
That eye! Those feet! Wooly Brain’s Purple People Eater is not messing around.
This mix-n-match knitter gets the pattern for Boo the Bat for being so clever!
Or something more than friends, perhaps? Woo-woo!
It’s time for another cool mix-n-match ghoul from our Flickr group!
This is Franken-Hexapus, made by Katrosie71. Like many mixed up monsters, his name is weird and perfect!
While we’re on the subject of mixing, I thought I’d mix it up and send the Tiny Fall pattern collection to this mad knitter!
What combination of body parts will we see next? There’s still time to make your own mix-n-match monster from the menu in Super-Scary Mochimochi. Share a photo in our Flickr group by the end of the month, and you may win a free pattern!
After eight years in NYC, John and I and the whole Mochimochi crew are moving to Chicago!
A few gnomes went out early and have already made themselves at home. (They’re excited for the cold Chicago winter they’ve been hearing about.)
Our move was prompted by a new position that John has at The A.V. Club as Senior Editor—I’m so excited for him! And I’m looking forward to more space and being closer to my family in Oklahoma.
I’m going to miss Brooklyn like crazy, but change is good, and I’m excited to get to know a new city and its people. We’re moving next week, just in time for Vogue Knitting LIVE! So if you’re going to be attending, please find me in the marketplace and say hi because I’m your new neighbor!
Everything around here should be pretty much the same. I think the only noticeable change will be a delay in shipping of physical goods from our shop during the last week of October/first week of November while our stuff is in transit.
And NYC hasn’t seen the last of me! I’ll be back for Vogue Knitting LIVE in Times Square in January, and I plan continue making occasional visits for work and play. As my last NYC event before the move, I’ll be at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio this Thursday evening for a talk and book signing. I’d love to see you there!