Introducing the Thwickeds

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Time to unearth that fur yarn you’ve been saving since 2002—the Thwickeds are here! Cute, cuddly, and pure evil, these wooly weirdos have emerged from the darkest corner of Mochimochi Land just in time for Halloween. We can’t guarantee your safety if you knit them*, but we can guarantee a quick and fun project with very hairy results.

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Techniques include knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, I-cord, and mattress stitch. You’ll need less than one skein each of novelty fur yarn (Romance by Lion Brand is highly recommended!), worsted-weight yarn in 3 colors (one of which should match your fur yarn), and double-pointed needles in size 8 (5.0mm) and 5 (3.75mm).

The pattern is now available as a PDF download for just $5 in the Mochimochi Shop.

*Mochimochi Land is not responsible for any deaths, injuries, or public embarrassment that result from knitting these creatures.

Just Use Another Bathroom

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…until the situation can be resolved by a knitter, that is!

(Pattern coming soon!)

So, They May Not Be the Smartest Monsters…

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…but even if they seem trapped, DO NOT go near them. Check back here for updates.

Watch for Signs

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If you see a triangle tail poking out from under a closet door, do not engage; back away slowly and call your local yarn store right away. (You’ll want 3 colors of worsted-weight yarn and some fun fur!)

Tiny Mochis Now Available at Rotofugi

I’m so excited to announce that a selection of tiny mochis hand-knitted by yours truly are now available at Rotofugi, the designer toy store and gallery in Chicago!

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Rotofugi features toys and artwork by many of my favorite artists (like Mr. Clement, Shawnimals, and Heidi Kenney, to name a few), so it’s a big honor to have a small place among them. When I returned on Friday after dropping them off on Wednesday, I was psyched to find my tiny gnomes, vikings, owls, and pandas right next to Chris Uphues’s awesome heart figurines.

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It’s never been my aim to produce tons of mochis for sale, but instead I like to have a small selection available at venues that I’m personally excited about, and Rotofugi is one of those. But if you live far from Chicago, you can also find some hand-knit mochis in my shop, which I’ve just updated with more designs!

Speaking of Wicked Things

I love this wickedly modified TV Guy, which Bonney spotted in the current issue of Let’s Knit magazine!

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The original pattern can be found in in Knitting Mochimochi.

Something Thwicked This Way Comes…

Remember how I was gearing up to design a very hairy Halloween creature back in August?

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It’s ready. It’s coming. Check back next week!

Super-Scary Mochimochi is Half Off this Month

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Good news for anyone who needs to knit up lots of beasties this month: Super-Scary Mochimochi is an entire HALF OFF the original price in the Mochimochi Shop! The book contains more than 20 patterns for old-school ghouls, creepy crawlies, and some bizarre new species, including the most terrifying of appliances gone awry, Toaster Ghost.

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The sale ends October 31st. Oh, and all of these books are signed by me!