A Ducky Giveaway for Fowl Times

UPDATE: We got 145 ducky comments over on Instagram, yay! Winners have been posted and notified. Thanks to all who entered!

Hi everybody! I hope you’re hanging in there and finding some fun in the extended weirdness. Here’s a little fun especially for those of you who don’t knit: A Duck-a-Luck giveaway!

These ducks have been frozen in ice and thawed out three times over, and they’re still fresh as the day they were knit. (Why did I freeze them? To make them last longer during quarantine, of course!)

Now that they’re happy and dry, these ducks are ready to spread their wings. If you live in the US, you can enter to win one by leaving a comment on THIS INSTAGRAM POST with something duck-ish. (Also, please follow @mochimochiworld on Instagram!)

Plus, each of the winners will get to send out a funky little bluebird to a friend 💙

I’ll pick winners next week (April 20th).

And you can find the Duck-a-Luck pattern at three price levels in my shop, or find it on Ravelry!

Duck Cubes

If you’re like me, you’ve been stocking your freezer more than usual lately. Gotta make those ducks last!


👉 Storage tip: You can freeze knitted ducks several times over, and they will come out fresher than ever after they’re thoroughly thawed and dried.

Mochimochi Land is Here for You!

No one is having a normal time right now. For us, John and I are lucky enough to be able to focus on our kids most of the time and squeeze in a little work when we can while we’re sheltering in place in our Chicago home. So I’ll likely be spending a bit less time on social media (at least, less time on the creation end of things), and orders of physical goods may ship out a bit slower than usual. But my basement is my office/studio/shipping headquarters, so I don’t have to go far to take care of business when needed!

I’ll likely be sharing some classic cute and happy Mochimochi Land animations and patterns and things for a while instead of creating new content. And instead of working all night, I’m planning to read books and watch movies with my “me” time. Self care is paramount right now!

Stay safe, stay kind, and if your job allows it, please stay in right now! Our heart-knitting gnome won’t be taking a break. (You can share him and all my other happy GIFs via my GIPHY page.)

Ducks in a row

Spring is here! I thought you might like to knit a duck or two, or fifty. A tiny duck army may be just what some of us need.

Duck-a-Luck is an intermediate-level, almost-seamless pattern that is worked in the round. It uses several fun techniques to keep you on your webbed toes, including picking up and knitting stitches, 3-needle bind-off, and a pinch of mattress stitch. Any yarn will work—you’ll just need small amounts of 2 colors, plus a bit of black for eyes.

For the time being, I’m offering the PDF pattern at the Mochimochi Shop at three price levels: $1, $5, and $10. It’s also available on Ravelry for $5.  

Remember to tag your duck photos with #mochimochiland for us all to see! 

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Leaping Leprechauns!

We could all use a little extra luck these days, right? Make your own with the Tiny Leprechaun and Friends pattern collection! It’s available as a PDF download from the Mochimochi Shop and from Ravelry.

Use the code ALITTLELUCK for $1 off the pattern collection through March 17th! (Code works at both Mochimochi Land and Ravelry.)

As always, this Good Luck Clover pattern is available for free!

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You can share the GIF above via GIPHY, and here’s new a BONUS sticker you can insert into messages and comments and Instagram stories.

(Find and use it by searching for MOCHIMOCHILAND and STICKER on Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Tiny Koalas Here to Help

Thanks to you knitters, we raised $2,333.50 AUD for wildlife rescue in January! The money went to WIRES and Animals Australia 🐨 ❤️ (Thanks to Jenna and Melodye for the tips!)⁣

I hope you’ll also join me in prioritizing the environment in daily life and in politics. That’s our only chance to prevent more of the kind of awful climate disasters like the one that continues in Australia right now. ⁣

These tiny koalas made by Instagram knitters pikosew, northridgecottage, porchcatknits, knittedbyviv, omlair, rubyinstitches, ninette.craps, nutmegknitter, and bliss-yarns 💙
If anyone would like to raise funds for Australian wildlife or people affected by fires by selling tiny Koalas made from my pattern (found in my Tiny Mochis 6 Collection), please go ahead!