Knitting Mochimochi Preview: TV Guy

The release date of Knitting Mochimochi is now less than a month away! (It will be on sale starting June 29th.) I’m so excited that the countdown is finally here. It’s time to start showing some previews, don’t you think?

The first pattern I want to preview for you is TV Guy, a snowy box with a lot of personality. The photo that Brandi Simons took of him is one of my favorites in the book.


The shoot for TV Guy was really interesting—it was in my parents’ living room, and believe it or not, it was daytime, and very sunny! Brandi is an expert with lighting and camera settings and whatnot, so she figured out how to get it just right for that fake TV glow.

I chose the saddest-looking TV dinner I could find at the grocery store for him, and we had to heat it up in the microwave to get it looking authentic. (Brandi fluffed the potatoes to perfection.) We had a selection of beverages that TV Guy could be drinking, but my editor liked the beer bottle the best. (Unfortunately the beer went to waste since were shooting before noon. And needless to say, no one ate that TV dinner, either.)


The pattern involves some techniques that would be best for intermediate knitters, but it knits up pretty quickly—you could easily finish one in two to three days. I think it would make a great gift for a pop-culture lover!

18 thoughts on “Knitting Mochimochi Preview: TV Guy

  1. I’m getting so excited Anna! I laugh every time I think of your reaction to “ribs” in the frozen dinner. Yummy!

  2. I didn’t know they had road kill TV dinners! How original! The TV guy is the cutest. I love him!

  3. I’m so excited for the book to come out! I could see going to the trouble to make a little intarsia “picture” to go on TV Guy if you didn’t want “snow.” Or one of those test-pattern things.

  4. Wow, TV guy sure has changed the past few years…..
    I like his new look though!

    I’m so excited for the book!

  5. Was that the Salisbury steak TV dinner? I believe that is the classic selection. Especially in the aluminum tray.

  6. Wow. The TV is super cute. Of course, I like the second picture best, where the antenna and the angle make it look like the TV is masquerading as a Viking!

  7. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!! I can’t wait to knit one up!!!!! is their color work in it for the static?

  8. Oh, I’m glad you all are excited for TV Guy! As Knitted tea cups mentioned, his design was a long time in the making.

    Tess, the static is actually a Cascade 220 colorway (Dark Grey & Medium Grey Tweed). As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to use it for a TV! But yes, it would also be really easy to customize the screen to have different things on it.

  9. Love the TV! But I think it’d be great if you could knit him a TV dinner. I’d totally use it as a key chain just for the conversation factor.

    Looking forward to the book!

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