Category: Animations

Cozy Squozy Cats!

Just in time for the hottest days of summer, Cozy Squozy Cats are ready to be knit by you!

These pocket-sized cats are the purfect fit for their containers: knit a cat in a box 📦, a cat in a life preserver 🍩, a cat in a bag 👜, and (because cats are weird) a cat in a corset 🥜!

They’re just as cute outside of their containers, too!

The intermediate-level pattern collection is now available as a download in the Mochimochi Shop or via Ravelry.

Plus, box cat, bag cat, and life preserver cat are also available as kits! Each comes with a pattern and enough yarn and stuffing to make one cozy cat. 🧶

As Soupy will tell you, July is an excellent month for getting cozy.

(For the record, this is NOT the yarn that goes in the kits!)

More cozy cat GIFs are coming soon—watch for them on Instagram!

Floss and Brush your Walrus Crush

It’s a love story for Pride month!

You may remember these two from Valentine’s Day… In this expanded story, they overcome the challenges of climate change and oral hygiene to find true love ❤️
Did you know that both male and female walruses have mustaches AND tusks? 👨🏻👨🏽 These two happen to both be females 🌈

Thanks to John Teti for sound editing!

Want to knit a tiny walrus of your own? Check out the pattern and kit available in my shop!

Reaction GIFs for GIFMAGAZINE + LINE

GIFMAGAZINE, a Japanese clearinghouse for GIFs, recently commissioned me to create four original GIFs for use in the popular LINE messaging app. They asked me to make “reaction” GIFs that would aide in communication. I was thrilled to oblige!

With Thank You gnomes…

Sorry pandas…

Cheer Up computers…

And OK!

GIFMAGAZINE has been promoting the GIFs—here’s a GIF they made to highlight my GIFs. I’m in GIF heaven!

(The above shows how you can find the GIFMAGAZINE options in LINE—this is helpful, becuase it took someone showing me how to do it before I understood.)

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