Sick Robot

This is what happens when a robot goes swimming right after eating three botdogs (robot hotdogs).


If he’s feeling better by this weekend, he’ll come with me to Ann Arbor to frolic with other mochi creatures in a big display! (I’ll post photos here too, of course.) And if you’re in the Ann Arbor area, I hope you’ll come to my talk at the the downtown library this Sunday (July 14th)—full details are at the Ann Arbor District Library website.

Talk at Ann Arbor Downtown Library July 14th

I’m excited to announce that my squishy friends and I will be visiting Ann Arbor next month!


I’ll be giving a talk with slideshow and signing books at the downtown library on July 14th, from 2-4 pm. Come learn about how Mochimochi Land came to be and meet some of the characters who live there! (There may even be some super-sneak previews of Huge & Huggable Mochimochi, along with other surprises…)

In addition, I’ll have some of my artwork and other characters on display around town that weekend, so keep your eyes peeled, Ann Arborites!

This will be my first visit to the area, so I hope to see you there if you live nearby. I can’t wait!

Please visit the Ann Arbor District Library website for all the info.

Exciting VK Live Seattle Updates

In just a few days, I’ll be headed off to Seattle with a posse of gnomes for Vogue Knitting Live!


There’s a lot going on next weekend, so I wanted to do a quick rundown for those who are attending or thinking of attending (you should!).

Friday 4/5 I’m teaching a Teeny-Tiny Toy Knitting class bright and early (8:30am). There are a few spots left, so it’s not too late to sign up and learn everything you need to know about knitting itty-bitty gnomes and all sorts of other creatures.

From 6-8pm come see the epic Mochimochi Land battle of Gnomes vs Snowmen in the art gallery, which will be located in or near the marketplace.


Saturday 4/6 I’ll be in the art gallery all day with books and kits (including special new kits) and more. You can see the other artists who will wow you with their yarn and knitting-related creations on the VK Live website.

Sunday 4/7 Tiny Zombie Hunt! Ten tiny zombies (made by yours truly) will be hidden all around the marketplace. Find one to win a free copy of Super-Scary Mochimochi!


Also at 11:30am I’ll be giving a slideshow talk about how Mochimochi Land came to be and who you will find in this weird squishy world. This is happening at the stage in the Exhibit Hall, along the back wall.

So if you’re in the Seattle area, I really hope to see you next weekend! It should be a blast!

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle
April 5-7
Meydenbauer Convention Center
11100 Northeast 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

Monster Knitting Workshop in Berlin April 13

I you live in Berlin or are visiting for the Pictoplasma Conference next month, please join me on April 13th for a monster knitting workshop!


These guys are based on Pictoplasma’s Missing Link mascot. I met a captive one in person two years ago when I was at the conference!


The pattern and all the info on the workshop is now up on

Classes and More at VK Live Seattle in April

UPDATE: I’ll be presenting a slideshow about the origins of Mochimochi Land on Sunday, April 7th at 11:30am at the stage in the Exhibit Hall.

Exciting news! The mochis and I are taking on Seattle in April for Vogue Knitting Live!


For the first time, I’m teaching a class at VK Live, so you can become an expert in knitting tiny toys with me! There is very limited space for the classes, so I recommend registering now if you can.

Plus! I’ll have a display in the art gallery area at VK Live, and when I’m not teaching, I’ll be there with books and kits and more.

I fell in love with Seattle when I visited a couple years back, and I’m so excited to be returning with lots of my little friends!

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle
April 5-7, 2013
Meydenbauer Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Bellevue