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#Knitballpit update: 1,000+++ balls!

Happy New Year! 2019 is starting off right, because we made it to 1,000 balls in the knit ball pit, hoorayyyyy!

This is how it looked this morning in the shiny new inflatable pit.

We’re actually at 1380 balls right now, with more packages yet to be opened, and with even more expected to be added at Vogue Knitting LIVE later this month in NYC. Whew! I’ll be happy to receive them all, and at this point I think we can say the knit ball pit will be big enough that we no longer need to ask for donations. Instead, anyone who would still like to get involved can donate money directly to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, who will be distributing the balls after Vogue Knitting LIVE to some very special kids in Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Read more about this project at the original knit ball pit post. And follow me on Instagram for all the updates!

See you in NYC!

Season’s Greetings

What dances in the heads of sugarplum fairies? Sweet dreams!

Thank you for being a part of Mochimochi Land this year! We wish you sweet holiday memories that you will treasure forever. And may all your dreams come true in 2019!

Please enjoy these adorable Sugarplum-themed poems that resulted from a little Instagram contest earlier this month.

From @ladyaxolotl:
🎶 Round ‘n’ plump with a squishy little bum, you can’t get much cuter than a fairy sugarplum! 🎶⁣

From @gnomadknits:
I do so love the sugarplums
That dance around my brain
Reminding me of olden days
I long for so again⁣


From @baller_fern:
Plum, Plum, Fairie bum,⁣
Dainty little tidbit.⁣
This wee gem could be yours too,⁣
If only you could knit!⁣


From @skaempferland:

There was a wee sugary plum
who partook of a wee bit of rum
both pickled and candied
she retired feeling dandy
but awoke hugging some fellow‘s thumb!⁣


From @camelama:
[Updated Beatnik plum poetry]

I saw the best plums of my generation inspired by kindness, loving cheerful happy,⁣

flying themselves through the knitting community at dawn sharing a peaceful gift,⁣

angelheaded hipsters basking in the ancient human caring connection to the starry happiness in the community of love.⁣

(You can still get the Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Sugarplum Fairies pattern for free with any $5 purchase through January 1st.)

Happy Holidays and Happy Knitting!
Anna + Mochimochi Land

Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Sugarplum Fairies

Pa rum plum plum plum 🎶
The 2018 holiday pattern is here!

Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Sugarplum Fairies are ready to be knitted by you for all the darlings on your list. 💜

This pattern automatically comes FREE with any purchase worth $5 or more from the Mochimochi Shop through January 1st!
No need to add it to your cart—a link to download the pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase.


This is a seamless, intermediate-level pattern that incorporates I-cord, a little simple embroidery, and simple stitching. The fairies knit up fast for ornaments, garlands, and more, for perfect little last-minute hand-knitted gifts!

Psst! Sugarplum Fairies would make excellent Knit Ball Pit balls if made with worsted-weight yarn!

Mochimochi Land Kits in Chicago Reader Gift Guide

The Chicago Reader featured Mochimochi Land kits in their 2018 All-Chicago Holiday Gift Guide!

Can you spot the tiny gnome in this collection?

I love that the kits are listed under the “self-care” category. Because knitting really is self care, whether you’re making something for yourself or for others!

If you’d like to pick up some Mochimochi Land kits in the most Chicago way possible, you can find them at Yarnify in Printer’s Row.

Knit Ball Pit Update

We’re up to 305 balls in the Knit Ball Pit!


That’s a lot of hand knitted and crocheted balls!

I’m hoping we can amass 1,000 balls by January 1st. Will you help us? Check out the Ravelry page for the pattern and a flyer that you can print and post in your LYS and/or hand out to your fiber-friendly friends.

If you’ll be at Vogue Knitting LIVE in NYC this January, you can bring your balls directly to the ball pit party. Then take a dip yourself! After VK LIVE, the balls will be donated to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, who will send them to kids in Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

Thank you to Cheers To Ewe! for sponsoring this project!

Tiny Scarecrow is Terrible at This Job

At least he shares his treats! 🎃

The Tiny Scarecrow pattern (with micro crows!) is now available as a PDF download from the Mochimochi Shop.

Take $1 off the pattern with the code SCARYNOTSCARY through November 1st!

If you want the pattern in your Ravelry account, just leave me a note when checking out with your Ravelry name.
(You can also buy it directly from Ravelry, although the discount doesn’t apply there.)