We hope you’re indulging a little and ending this mostly-awful year with some sweetness.
Wishing you comfort and joy this Christmas. 🎄✨
NIFTY invited me to make some new cat GIFs for them and share my process, and this video is the result! I loved the opportunity to share some behind-the-scenes footage (featuring my super messy basement studio!) and KNIT MORE CATS.
Thank you NIFTY!
This little tree is all about giving, so all proceeds from sales of the Generosi-trees pattern this month will go to Chicago area food banks. 🎁🎄🎁
The pattern includes instructions to knit little presents too!
(You can use this sticker in your messages and stories on Facebook and Instagram by searching for MOCHIMOCHILAND in your stickers/GIFs!)
Embroidering an icing mask onto Crumbles is a snap! 😷
I think you can see how easy it is—a stack of wide stitches across the face, and two stitches, top and bottom, that wrap around the head.
For your 2020 keepsake ornaments ✨
Remember to use the code GINGERBREAD to get this pattern for free with $5 purchase!
Thank you for all the orders these past few weeks! The thought of many tiny squeezable things getting knit throughout this winter is making me happy.
Just a quick note to encourage you to choose Priority Mail shipping in the US now if you want to have a chance for your physical order to arrive before Christmas. But there are no guarantees this year! Personally, I’m OK with getting presents all through January and maybe even into February.
Of course, PDF patterns arrive within minutes—no shipping necessary!
And remember to use the code GINGERBREAD to get the Cookie and Crumbles PDF pattern added to your purchase!
This was a nice surprise: GIPHY has included my OK! GIF at number 6 in their list of “Top GIFs of 2020”!
I guess many of us have been working toward various forms of OK-ness this year.
I’m so grateful to have this weird little medium in which my characters can help express ideas and feelings.
Btw, this is the SECOND time one of my GIFs has made it into GIPHY’s year-end top ten 🤯 In 2017 my heart-knitting gnome was number 1!
Our 2020 holiday pattern is here! Cookie and Crumbles provide a delicious combination: a bulky, squeezable project you can really sink your teeth into, and fingering-weight friends that you can knit up in a snap.
This PDF pattern comes FREE with any purchase worth $5 or more from the Mochimochi Shop: Just use the code GINGERBREAD when checking out, and the pattern will magically appear in your cart!
You’ll need yarn in two weights plus corresponding needles. The sample is knit with bulky and fingering-weight yarns, but you can use other weights of yarn with equally scrumptious results.
Techniques include knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, picking up stitches, mattress stitch, I-cord, and backward-loop cast on. (These last three are for Cookie only.)
Crumbles make excellent stocking stuffers, gift toppers, and ornaments. You can even embroider icing masks on them!
Plus, Cookie comes with opposable thumbs that can hold little gifts, like candy canes!
Remember to use the code GINGERBREAD to unlock this free pattern!
BIG THANKS to my tech editor, Marilyn Passmore, and to superhero testers Amanda and Lalie!