I’m happy to announce that I’ll again be at the NYC Maker Faire next weekend in Queens! You’ll be able to find me in the library of the Museum of Science on Saturday, Sept 17th—I’m bringing my Teeny-Tiny diorama and I’ll have my new book there too. I’ll also be doing a toy knitting demo at the CRAFT stage at 1 pm on the 17th.
If you haven’t experienced a Maker Faire before, it’s a celebration of creativity that is lots of fun for all ages. Hope to see you there next Saturday!
I spent last weekend in Columbus, OH, discovering what TNNA was all about. It was very exciting to be among the movers and shakers in the knitting world! It was also an extra-exciting weekend because I got my first look at my upcoming book, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi.
Here I am with the lovely Brett Bara, who is the host of Knit and Crochet Now! on PBS, among many other things (author, blogger, and on and on). Brett interviewed me for a segment about my new book. I was not really prepared to be on-camera, but I think it went OK! The video should be up on the web soon, then it will air on TV this fall.
On Sunday I got to do a book signing!
It was a blast because I got to meet local yarn shop owners from all over and also many designers and yarn company owners. It’s definitely surreal to see a long line of people just waiting to have a book signed by you. (I bet it didn’t hurt that they were all getting free copies.)
Despite that big stack of books you can see in the photo above, I didn’t get to take a copy home—this was a very limited batch strictly for promotion! I’m hoping to get my copy soon, at least before the August 17th release date.
I spent most of my time at TNNA not promoting, but just catching up with friends and putting faces to the names of many people with whom I’d only had online communication until now.
Like Rhichard and Taiu from Koigu!
They were super nice and funny people.
And Stacey from Knit Picks. Like the Koigu folks, she has been great about sending me yarn to use for my designs.
I had met Debbie Bliss before at VK Live, and it was so much fun to see her again and hang out with her and her daughter Nell.
I also met Shannon Okey and, at the very last minute, Amy Singer of Knitty!
Sadly, I forgot to get a picture with the Potter Craft people who were helping to promote my new book all weekend. But here’s a bit of the display that they used front and center at their booth.
(This is what I’ll have with me on Saturday at WWKIP Day in Brooklyn, so you can see it in person if you come out.)
So that was a whirlwind two days for me. I can’t wait to go back next year!
It looks like we’re going to have some beautiful weather in Brooklyn this weekend. Why not join me for some outdoor knitting for World Wide Knit in Public Day?
I’ll be at Grand Army Plaza at Prospect Park from 11 to 3 with the Brooklyn Fiber Arts Guild this Saturday, June 18th. There will be lots of fiber-y stuff going on, including raffles, knitting instruction, and live music. And I’ll be there with some friends from Knitting Mochimochi and a sneak preview of my forthcoming book, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi!
If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by and say hi!
If you live in NYC, you can take an upcoming Tiny Knits class with me on June 19th at Brooklyn General!
Here’s the class description:
Teeny-Tiny Toy Knitting
Take quick and simple knitting to the extreme by learning to make miniature toys no bigger than a peanut! Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land will show you the basic techniques and minimalist details needed to knit an adorable Tiny Panda or other toy in about an hour. Techniques covered include knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, I-cord, and simple embroidery. The finished projects make cute trinkets, embellishments, or accessories.
Date/Time: Sunday, June 19, 1-3 pm
Level: Intermediate (some experience with circular knitting is helpful)
- Tiny knitting kit, which can be purchased at Brooklyn General OR Fingering-weight yarn in 2 colors
- Set of size 1 double-pointed needles
Sign up on the Brooklyn General website or call 718-237-7753. Hope to see you there!
The workshop will be part of the City Bakery Night of Knitting on the Rocks, which will include cocktails, hot chocolate, food, and knitting workshops by local yarn stores.
Not able to make it to this event? The doughnut pattern will be part of the next Tiny Things pattern collection coming soon to the Mochimochi Shop!