Mochimochi Land News
Happy New Year! You know who’s excited about 2016? It’s Zaru, who has been waiting ages for the year of the monkey to arrive.
To celebrate the new year, Zaru is giving you 20% off everything in the Mochimochi Shop through January 31st. So it’s the perfect opportunity to nab his pattern, or any other patterns, books, or kits that you’ve had your eye on.
Our new year has been very baby-centric so far—we hope yours is off to a happy, crafty start!
Psst! Check back here tomorrow for photo contest voting…
A lot happened in Mochimochi Land in 2015. Here are some highlights!
Wrap Party starring the Generosi-trees
And finally, Baby Leo!
All in all, I’d say it was a pretty great year. Thank you for being a part of it!
Also, due to this last item, I plan to update the blog less frequently in 2016, but I hope you’ll keep up with Mochimochi Land activities via Facebook or Instagram. See you next year with photo contest results!
Our 2015 holiday pattern is here! Generosi-trees are the cheeriest, most adorably hospitable mochi friends ever. Knit them up quickly for charming holiday decor or the perfect gift for anyone who loves giving or receiving.
The pattern automatically comes FREE with any purchase of $5 or more from the Mochimochi Shop through January 1st! A link to download the pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase. (You don’t have to add it to your cart.)
This nearly seamless project can be knitted in a day or so, including presents. I recommend using worsted-weight yarn and size 5 DPNs for a squeezable 5″ tall tree, plus if you’ve got a couple colors of fingering-weight yarn…
You can make your tree a flirty skirt with bonus instructions included in the pattern!
But maybe the best thing about this pattern is the name—my dad, Mark Hrachovec, gets full credit.
Happy holiday knitting, everyone!
P.S. This offer only applies to purchases made through this website, but if you’d like your patterns on Ravelry, just email me at info at mochimochiland dot com with your Paypal email and your Ravelry name.
P.P.S. Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 1st) is the LAST DAY to enter the 2015 Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest. Don’t forget!
Just in time for Halloween, some creepy new creatures have crept into Mochimochi Land…
Tiny Terrors are an itty-bitty vampire, werewolf, mad scientist, and two-headed dude who are out to make you scream! (Or at least squee!)
Like all of my tiny patterns, these guys can be knit up with very little yarn and with plenty of time left over for you to finish your Halloween costume. Perfect for a spooky diorama, a ghoulish garland, or surprises for your favorite trick-or-treaters.
Techniques include knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, I-cord, and a little stranded colorwork. Fingering-weight yarn and size 1 DPNs are recommended, but you can use any weight of yarn and appropriately sized needles. (Scrap yarn works great!)
As you can see, I got to buy lots of my favorite Halloween candies for the photo shoots for these guys. Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot of the main image.
(Yes, I have since eaten each and every one of those pumpkins and the candy corn above.)
As often happens during the testing stage of my patterns, I got to see some fun color variations that I hadn’t thought of. Amanda’s bunch included a mad scientist with some shockingly bright hair…
Which led me to make some of my own variations, including a tiny vampiress and a three-headed dude.
Instructions for tiny three heads are now included in the pattern, by the way.
Thanks to Amanda, and also Shama, Yvonne, and Marilyn!
I can’t wait to see what these designs become in the hands of the rest of you…
Put on your Sherlock hats, it’s time again for mystery kits!
These are three all new tiny designs that may not return again for a while. And through September 30th you can get them for free! Here’s how:
• Order 2 kits or books (or one of each) from the Mochimochi Shop, and you’ll receive one randomly selected mystery kit with your order. (No need to add the kit to your cart!)
• Order 4 kits or books (or some combination thereof), and you’ll receive TWO mystery kits.
• Order 6 kits/books, and all will be revealed!
Like all tiny mochi kits, these come with a pattern and enough yarn (Cascade Heritage, a wool/nylon blend) and stuffing to make 2 or 3 itty-bitty creatures. You’ll need a set of size 1 double-pointed needles (which you can also now purchase from the Mochimochi Shop).
Would you like a hint? Well, we’ve got a human-like creature, a machine-like creature, and a beast-like creature in the mix this time. We’d also love your help keeping the mystery fun by not discussing the kits you receive online until October.
You know you love a good mystery!