UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners!
It was awesome to see all the impassioned comments on our last post of semifinalists—thanks, everyone! Let’s keep up the cheering for our next group of semifinalists, which we present to you today.
Like the last group, these are photos that John and I chose for their originality, their storytelling, and their overall cuteness. They are all winners to us, so we need your help narrowing these down for the finals! Take a good look at each, and ROOT FOR YOUR FAVORITES IN THE COMMENTS TO THIS POST.
Here they are, in no particular order, your final batch of semifinalist photos in the 2013 Mochimochi Photo Contest…
Rappelling Gnome by Shannon
Go, go tiny gnome! We love this dramatic close-up.
Teeny Tiny Lolcats by Monica
Mochi cats plus internet meme equals happy! We love all the different breeds, too.
Knit Nested Birds by Hannah
The composition is just lovely. And happy wings!
PTA (Painted Turtles of America) Campout by ForeverWrens
We love how everyone seems to have a job in this busy scene, except maybe for the guy who’s just sitting on a rock. Adorable!
Thor! by Lucy
Thor indeed! The attention to detail in this very tiny knit is just awesome.
Giant Squid Attack by Amanda
It seems inevitable that Squidpocalypse would start attacking the other mochis sometime. The water and clouds are a great touch!
Mochi Burger Restaurant by Sarah
There’s so much going on here, but we especially love the tiny dog who’s getting a melted ice cream treat.
Hens Playing Quidditch by seakame
Awesome diorama! The 2D/3D combo is very clever.
Bird Conga by Bonnie
They’re rainbow penguins and they’re marching in formation! Enough said.
Luvbot Mending Broken Hearts by FatalsAttraction
There’s something irresistible about this photo. I think it’s how seriously Luvbot is taking his task.
Aren’t these all just the tops? Congrats to these witty knitters!
Don’t forget to leave a comment telling us which of these photos (it can be multiples!) you want to see in the finals. We’ll be taking all of your comments into consideration for the big final vote. The poll will open later this week, so don’t forget to check back and cast your vote!
155 thoughts on “Semifinalists ’13, Group Two”
They are all awesome!! But I just LOVE the Thor!!
1. Turtle Campout
2. Squid Attack
3. Nested Chickens
Thanks so much for including my wee birds!
I vote for Bonnie’s Marching Birds!
I love Bonnie’s Bird Conga, penguins are the best!
Oh the birdy conga FOR SURE! Sooooo adorable, all those little birdies!! <3
Love Bonnie ‘s Bird Conga!
I love the Bird Conga: so simple so elegant so prismatic!
1. Teeny tiny LOLcats
2. PTA (painted turtles)
I absolutely adore the bird conga pic from Bonnie :)
The bird conga, by Bonnie! Awesomeness!
They’re all cute but the Bird Conga is too cute!
I vote for Thor!
So cute! Love the painted turtles, bird conga, and the luvbot is just too sweet :)
Bird Conga, for the win! Awesome!
love the Conga line!
I vote for squid attack…
Thanks so much for including my Squid Attack! (of course I’ve going to vote for it, BUT Thor and Repelling Gnome get my votes too!)
This set was harder to decide than the last!
because they are nearer and dearer to me, I guess.
Though all my votes would have gone to the nativity which is what I would have done, had I ever gotten together all the creativity.
I love the Rappelling Gnome!
One vote for the little birdie conga line!
Bird Conga Line!
Bird Conga line!
Knit Nesting Birds!
they are all so awesome …..
The Bird Conga Line, without a doubt. These are the cutest things ever and the colors are gorgeous. Fabu.
Such a cute conga line
Bird conga by bonnie!
I agree with DCAlane, this was a tougher choice than the last batch, but I’m going with the PTA. (With a shout out to rapelling gnome and mochi burger!)
Nesting birds and Lovebot!
PTA Campout! So cute :)
Bird Conga Line
They are all cute!
Giant squid attack!!!
Giant Squid is very cute!
Def the Squid!!! It rocks!
Bird Conga and Luvbot !
Thank you so much for including the PTA Campout! It’s an honor!
So of course I vote for the PTA… :) I also vote for the LOLCats, the Mochi Burgers, and the Penguin Conga..All the photos are excellent!
I vote for:
1) Rappelling Gnome
2) Luv Bot mending broken hearts
3) bird conga
(those three are just so irresistible, sorry I couldn’t pick just one. They’re in priority order, though! :) )
I LOVE the PTA Campout! They’re all so busy.
I love the colors and happy atmosphere of the Knit Nested Birds!
Bird Conga by theBon! They are so adorable!
Hens playing quiddich!
Dear Anna & Jon,They are all fab but here are my top 3…..
In third place “Sty Guys”
In second place “Pta camp out”
But “Bird Conga” is my fav.
I really must try harder next year as I didn’t make the cut this year…. :(
Keep up the fantastic work & Merry Christmas. xxx
Bonnie’s Bird Conga!
Bird Conga line!
Bonnie’s Rainbow Bird Conga FTW
LOL cats and bird conga
Conga line is my fav. Hens playing quidditich is 2nd.
PTA (Painted Turtles of America) Campout by ForeverWrens. Turtle Power! #RallyTurtles
Thor! He must win!
Love the rainbow bird conga line
Definitely the Teeny Tiny Lolcats!
YUS! Teeny Tiny Lolcats plox.
my vote is for the lolcats
My vote is for Thor, he’s amazing!
Thor is so cute and so detailed for being so tiny. I just gotta vote for him. :)
I vote for The Quidditch, grappling gnome, PTA,and the nested birds but they are all so cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(-= =-)
Awwww, thank you so much for including my Teeny Tiny Lolcats! They are teeny tiny mochimochi versions of my actual cats. :) The real cats are just as troublesome, I assure you…
Anyway, I’m super flattered. There are soooo many cute mochis!!! I vote for my lolcats, but I also love Thor and the Luvbot!
My top three favorites:
1) Thor (that detail is amazing! I want one!)
2) PTA Campout (the tiny turtles are adorable!)
3) Hens Playing Quidditch (I have to vote for anything HP related and I love the 2D/3D as well!)
LOVE the PTA campout scene! So adorable!!! :))
Also a shout out to
Mochi Burger Restaurant!
Squid attack for the win!!!!
Woot! Squid attack is number 1!
This squid is awesome ….attack!!!!!
squid Attack Is Awesome!
Squid For The Win!
Thank you so much for including my mochi burger restaurant scene! I am so honored, and would like to vote for myself… but I think everyone else’s knits are awesome, too, especially Giant Squid Love and the Tortoise and Hare shoe scene. Great job, everyone!
Squid Attack FTW!
I vote for PTA
I would like to vote for Knit Nested Birds, Thor, Mochi Burger Restaurant, Bird Conga and Luvbot Mending Broken Hearts Thanks and good luck : )
what a great set of photos. i’d like to vote for nested birds and bird conga for the beautiful photography as well as luvbot mending knitting hearts for being both clever and cute!
I am in LOVE with the Bird Conga…love all the colors! :-)
The Painted Turtles, camping away, are adorable.
They have my vote!
Love bot mending hearts
And how you and John narrow it down beats me…because they are all so cute.
THOR!!!! Love it! :)
I vote for Knit Nested Birds and the PTA!
Oh my gosh, I loved them all! These are my five favorite:
-Knit Nested Birds!
-Mochi Burger Restaurant!
-Hens Playing Quidditch!
Squid attach! Too cute!!
My vote goes to when squids attack!!! My favorite..its totally cute!!!!!
Bird conga!! Wheee!
bird conga and squid attack!
I love squid attack
Squid attack is AWESOME!!!
I vote for Thor!!!! It’s amazing.
I love them all but my favorites are the teeny tiny lolcats and the camping turtles.
Teeny Tiny Lolcats is AWESOME! Give her your yarns!
Conga birdies :)
I think Thor is the best, defo the most skilled!
Hens playing quidditch, Bird conga, and PTA,
I love the PTA Camping.
Are those DPN’s by the fire? Brilliant!!
Thor Rocks!!!!! Everyone knows he is the best. I actually thought it was Chris Hemsworth!!!
My favorites are the nested birds and Lovebot… he’s so sweet!
I like the PTA Campout and Bird Conga!
I like the giant squid attack!!
PTA campout ROCKS!
Love LOLcats and Luvbot
With so many talented entries, it’s not easy to pick a favorite. However, mine would be PTA (Painted Turtles of America) Campout by ForeverWrens.
The only thing missing is the cooler of beer, but, just as camping with my friends, it looks like that will be my job.
Knit Nested Birds
I love to see different types of entries!
Thor is spot on! I also really like bird conga and luvbot…
although the bird conga line came close, the winner for me is the Lovebot.
Teeny Tiny Cats for the win!
Squid Attack because of the hours of knitting and the creativity!
Bird Conga and PTA! They’re all fantastic, though. Thor is probably my third favorite, because THOR.
They are all so cute! But Lovebot mending broken hearts and the bird conga are my favorites
I vote squid attack
I vote squid attack. Very Impressive!
bird conga is beautiful, and i love the pta campout because turtles are awesome!
Quidditch! It’s just so creative
Rappelling gnome for me
Rappelling Gnome and THOR!
Bird Conga. I love penguins too much to want any other.
I love Lovebot!!
Bird Conga for sure.
Haha love Thor.
Bird Conga definitely gets my vote, just love penguins!
Got to be Luvbot – he’s adorable!
love these! my favorite is bird conga, followed by nesting birds and quiddich chickens!
Knit Nested Birds and Bird Conga
I vote for lovebot and teeny tiny lolcats! SO CUTE!!!!!!!
I like the PTA Campout and Teeny Tiny Lolcats. :)
The teeny tiny lolcats. They’re soooo adorable!
My favorites are
My favorite is LOVBOT because there are so many broken hearts in our world. What a great idea. I wish hearts could mend like this. Well done to all these artists. Amazing work!
Knit Nested Birds
Squid for the win!
Squid attack is great!!!
My vote goes to Giant Squid Attack!!!
I love the squid!
Squid…. Attack!!! FTW!
The squid stole my heart. Giant Squid Attack! By Amanda.
LOLcats FTW!!! They’re so teenie-cute!
Knit nested birds!
I vote for the LOLcats! They’re just so cute! :)
PTA! Turtles rock! :)
zomg i can’t handle all the cuteness!!
rainbow penguins in a conga line?! ::dies::
lolcatz in my yarns?!?! ::falls over::
I vote for these two, obviously ;)
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