Mochimochi Land News
Maybe you have already figured out who Jumbo Gnome’s big new friends are…
Now Jumbo Gnome finally has someone to play hide-and-seek with and maybe win.
As much as I love knitting teeny-tiny things, sometimes you just have to go big! Like with Jumbo Gnome, I knitted these guys using Knit Picks Biggo yarn, which is lovely and fluffy and oh-so huggable. Bulky yarn also means that they knit up quickly, and you can make them way smaller (if you are so inclined) just by using fingering-weight yarn and size 1 needles.
The three mushrooms are made separately, so that means there are endless ways to combine them as you like. And the pattern also includes instructions for spots!
Even Mochimochi Land’s tiniest inhabitants can enjoy these big plushy mushrooms.
I cleaned up the new basement studio just enough for a lovely photo!
This is the only angle you get, because all other views reveal unsightly cardboard boxes brimming with craft materials, props, stuffed animals, yarn, you name it.
It’s relatively bright for being in the basement, and now I get a nice view of people walking down the street. The cats love it because it’s carpeted, and they’ve never had carpet to scratch up before! (Fortunately it’s really durable carpet.)
Update: We had a silly glitch in our shipping calculation for the robot and walrus kits, so if you’ve had trouble purchasing earlier, please try again now. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Finally, last year’s mystery kits are now revealed and available in the shop!
But really, these guys are just designs that I’d had in mind to make for a while—I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten a request for a tiny ninja pattern. I’m pretty charmed with how it turned out!
And yes, there is a tiny robot pattern in Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, but it was time for an upgrade. So this one is technically Tiny Robot 2.0. These resemble the evil robots that you may remember from Gnomes vs Snowmen, the show I did at gallery hanahou in 2011.
As for tiny walruses, they’re just CUTE, don’t you think?
Each kit comes with a pattern, fingering-weight yarn (Cascade Heritage), and stuffing to make two robots or walruses or three ninjas in multiple colors. You’ll need to provide a set of US size 1 double-pointed needles and a small tapestry needle.
These three designs are only available as kits right now (sorry!), but YES, the digital patterns will be coming eventually.
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…