Mochimochi Land is Moving to Chicago!

After eight years in NYC, John and I and the whole Mochimochi crew are moving to Chicago!


A few gnomes went out early and have already made themselves at home. (They’re excited for the cold Chicago winter they’ve been hearing about.)

Our move was prompted by a new position that John has at The A.V. Club as Senior Editor—I’m so excited for him! And I’m looking forward to more space and being closer to my family in Oklahoma.

I’m going to miss Brooklyn like crazy, but change is good, and I’m excited to get to know a new city and its people. We’re moving next week, just in time for Vogue Knitting LIVE! So if you’re going to be attending, please find me in the marketplace and say hi because I’m your new neighbor!

Everything around here should be pretty much the same. I think the only noticeable change will be a delay in shipping of physical goods from our shop during the last week of October/first week of November while our stuff is in transit.

And NYC hasn’t seen the last of me! I’ll be back for Vogue Knitting LIVE in Times Square in January, and I plan continue making occasional visits for work and play. As my last NYC event before the move, I’ll be at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio this Thursday evening for a talk and book signing. I’d love to see you there!

21 thoughts on “Mochimochi Land is Moving to Chicago!

  1. Oh wow that is big news! Good luck with the move and setting up in a brand new place, which can be so exciting. I love finding my niche places when I move, whether it be across town or across a couple of provinces.
    Congrats to John and can’t wait to hear the Mochimochi adventures Chicago style. :)

  2. Awesome! Chicago is my hometown (well, I’m from the Northwest suburbs but that’s close enough lol), you’ll love it! Congrats to your hubby, too, what a great opportunity. Good luck with the move :)

  3. Welcome to Chicago! I lived in Brooklyn for 10 years and moved here too. It really is a great place. It has lots of what NYC has but more spread out. You will have to do what I do…I go back to NYC every once in a while…get it out of my system and then I am good. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods and is so much fun to explore! Certainly could be a guide…lots of yarn stores too!

  4. Welcome! Chicago has a GREAT knitting community and I am sure you will find your place. I have a great group right outside the city in Berwyn.

  5. Welcome to Chicago. Tell the gnomes they may not want to skinny dip in Lake Michigan this time of year. The water is pretty cold. ;-)

  6. I also moved to Chicago from NY. You’re moving just in time for the cold! Looking forward to seeing you at Vogue Knitting.

  7. Yes! I’m personally excited, because that means you are only an hour and a half away from me in the Milwaukee area! I hope you’ll do some Chicago workshops, because I can actually attend, unlike the way too far drive to NYC! Congrats on the move and your hubby’s job!

  8. Congratulations on the move!
    I wonder if you have ever read The Bromeliad Trilogy by Terry Pratchett?

  9. Yey! We can’t wait to see you here! Yup, the winters are horrid … but that’s what knitwear is for!

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