Mochimochi Land News
The only thing better than a friendly local yarn store is a local yarn store run by friendly chickens!
This is Phil’s adorable entry in our recent Fine Feathered Photo Contest. It was heartbreaking not to include it in the top three, but all that cuteness and attention to detail gets a big honorable mention from us! (And the gnome button portrait is just genius.)
Don’t forget to keep adding your photos of Mochimochi knits to our Flickr group—they’ll appear in the gallery page of this website, and they’ll automatically be eligible for our big photo contest in the fall.
Big news today about tiny kits!
First, it’s time for another free mystery kit special! Now through May 27th, everyone who purchases two kits and/or books from the Mochimochi Shop will get one of these mystery kits for free.
These are all-new designs with patterns that aren’t in any pattern collections or books yet. All I can reveal is that they’re all animals… and they’re all adorable!
Order two kits and/or books from the Mochimochi Shop, and a randomly-selected mystery kit will automatically be sent with your order. (You don’t have to add it to your shopping cart.) Order four kits/books, and two different mystery kits are yours. Order six kits/books, and all will be revealed to you.
Once the mystery kit special is over, these kits won’t be available in the shop again until later this year. So don’t miss out, especially if you love a good mystery…
Plus! By popular demand, the much-anticipated tiny gnome kit is finally here!
This kit comes with a pattern and enough Cascade Heritage yarn and stuffing to knit up three tiny gnomes. (That’s the minimum number required for a gnome kick line.)
If you know a knitting gnome lover who lacks the right colors, this is just the thing! (It’s also great for travel knitting.)
It’s now available for $12 in the Mochimochi Shop! (And yes, we ship internationally.)
If you’re in Berlin, please stop by smallspace gallery through this Sunday (April 14th) to see my new solo show. This was a huge project for me, and I’m so happy with how it turned out (not to mention the fact that all these branches arrived intact). You can read a bit more about it in my earlier blog post.
There are many more fun character art shows going on for the Pictoplasma Festival, all free and open to everyone.
And join me this Saturday at Platoon for a monster knitting workshop. Bring yarn of any kind and a set of double-pointed needles. All experienced knitters are welcome!
More photos coming soon…
It’s now on Amazon, so that makes it official: Huge & Huggable Mochimochi is coming this October!
My fourth book of patterns for knitted toys will be full of epic mochis with larger-than-life personalities to match. I want to leave most of the surprises for closer to the launch, but you can expect colossal creatures, giant vehicles, and blown-up everyday objects. Like my previous books, this one features fantastic photographs by Brandi Simons. And that gorgeous cover model? That’s my darling niece Nora!
The book is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and starting October 15th it will be available everywhere in the US (including your LYS, I hope!), and I will also be shipping copies internationally from the Mochimochi Shop. October can’t come soon enough!