Events

Mochimochi is Going to NYC Comic Con!

Update: I had a blast at the book signing—thank you to everyone who stopped by! It was a crazy scene, but all the cool costumes and the general pro-geek atmosphere were super inspiring.

I’m super psyched to be going to my first comic con this weekend in NYC!

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The tiny zombies are all over it, of course.

I’ll be there this Sunday, signing copies of Super-Scary Mochimochi from 11am to noon at booths 1120/1121. If you’ll be there too, please stop by and meet some of my (not so) super scary friends! I’ll also have a free gnome button for anyone who mentions this blog post.

Now the big question: What am I going to wear???

A Super-Scary Yarn Crawl

I had big ambitions this past weekend to hit up all of the yarn stores in the NYC Yarn Crawl, each of which was hosted a spooky toy from Super-Scary Mochimochi! Well, I didn’t quite get to all 11 stores, but I made it to four, which is more than my monthly average of yarn store visits at least!

Shoppers at Knitty City were greeted by a tall monster who’s more goofy than scary‚Ķ
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Argyle had a Mama Bear Cave in store for visitors brave enough to check out the back of the store…
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Brooklyn General housed a weird box monster who was keeping watch over their sewing machines…
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And Purl Soho had a Sarcophacat lurking at the bottom of a display table!
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I hope participants in the yarn crawl had fun finding these guys and all the others!

My thanks to Phyllis for making this a Super-Scary weekend for NYC knitters, and also to Pearl at Knitty City for hosting a book signing on Saturday!

Book Signing at Knitty City Oct 6 + NYC Yarn Crawl

The Super-Scary events continue as Mochimochi Land’s creepiest new creatures try to take over New York City! This Saturday (October 6th) we’ll be at Knitty City.

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I’ll be there from 3-5 pm with my Super-Scary display and plenty of books, so please stop by if you’re in the city! This is not a formal event, so I’m just looking forward to hanging out at one of my favorite yarn stores and chatting with knitters about knitting tiny zombies, mummy cats, and dead toasters. And even if it’s a little far for you, I still hope to see you there because this weekend is also the NYC Yarn Crawl!

The characters from Super-Scary Mochimochi are playing a key role in this year’s crawl: they have the honor of being the must-find items for the scavenger hunt.

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These guys will be hiding in the 10 participating local yarn stores around the city, and it’s up to you to find them! Find out more about it all on the NYC Yarn Crawl website.

Lion Brand Yarn Studio Got Super-Scary!

I had the best time debuting my new book at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC last week!

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Thursday evening the Studio hosted me for a Super-Scary Mochimochi talk, in which I shared some of the inspiration behind the book and behind-the-scenes details from my favorite projects. It was so nice to get a warm welcome from the staff and a great crowd of toy knitters!

Before the talk we squeezed in a video interview with studio director Patty Lyons:

I think I’m gradually getting less nervous when you put me in front of a video camera… progress!

Then on Sunday I was back at the Studio to teach a zombie knitting class. Look at the adorable mix of scary zombies that we ended up with!

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I love a class in which everyone can finish a project and take it home.

A bit thank-you to everyone at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio for a great event and class!

Mochimochi at NYC Maker Faire

UPDATE: We’ve decided to extend our Maker Faire stay through Sunday, Sept 30, so you can find me and Mochimochi goodies in the BUST Craftacular area both days!

I’m excited to have a bunch more local events coming up this fall—the next one is the NYC Maker Faire coming up next weekend! On Saturday only (September 29th) I’ll be at the BUST Craftacular area with books and kits and a few hand knitted tiny mochis.

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I’ll be sharing a table with the adorable hoodie designer Helene Park of Toasty Time. Please come by and say hi if you’ll be there! All info can be found at the Maker Faire website.