Category: Events

Join me for a virtual Fiberside Chat!

As you can see, I’m elated to have been invited by Longmont Yarn Shop to be a part of their virtual Fiberside Chat series later this month!

I’ll be chatting about how Mochimochi Land came to be, why it’s good for even the most serious knitters to knit toys, and how you can create any little person or creature you want with some toy knitting basics. I’ll also demonstrate my top tiny toy knitting techniques and will even get into some animation tips. Plus, your questions!

You can register for this event via the Longmont Yarn Shop website. See you on April 30th!

YarnCon recap

I just had a fabulous weekend at YarnCon!

I love this event—the friendliest people turn out, and it’s full of the DIY spirit thanks to all the lovely indie yarn dyers. And I did buy a whole lot of yarn… like, the most yarn I’ve ever bought at one time 😬

It was a blast putting together Mochimochi Land for the first time in 3+ years.🌳

Thank you to YarnCon, to my booth babe (and so much more) Kristine Brandel, and to everyone who came out 🥰

More photos after the jump!

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YarnCon is April 1 and 2nd

If you’re somewhere with a direct flight to Chicago (that’s almost everywhere), I hope you’ll join me for YarnCon in a few weeks! There are classes happening March 30-31, then the marketplace runs April 1st and 2nd at Plumbers Hall, and that’s where you’ll find me and a new iteration of Mochimochi Land 🌈 I’ll also be selling kits and books and other fun stuff!

YarnCon is really all about the indie dyers: it’s THE place to see all the new exciting yarn innovations made by the most creative dye wizards. Get all the info from the YarnCon website. Can’t wait to see you there!

Enrollment NOW OPEN for Knit Stars Season 7

Today’s the day! You can now enroll in the Knit Stars Season 7 Masterclass Event, featuring courses by me and a slate of brilliant knitting teachers and artists! Enrollment is only open for ONE WEEK.


I’m so excited to finally share my new class all about knitting toys big and tiny. You’ll truly have the keys to the kingdom with this class—because you’ll knit a huggable castle and a bunch of characters to go in it! 👑
Plus you’ll come away with a better understanding of how toy designing and construction works, along with the basics on how to animate your knitted friends. All with video modules that you can watch at your own pace and keep forever.

Along with my masterclass, with Season 7 you’ll also get to virtually travel the world and take classes with a bunch of amazing Knit Stars who are masters of all things knitted: Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, Mieka John, Mary Martin, Lotta Lundin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Summer Lee, Fatimah Hinds, Xandy Peters, Patty Lyons, and Lauren McElroy.

To learn more about what we’re all up to in Season 7, tune in to the webinar we’re doing at 2pm CT on Sunday, October 9. I hope to see you there!

Making this masterclass has been one of the coolest experiences I’ve had in my knitting journey, despite my weird face in this behind-the-scenes photo. 🤪 I hope you’ll join me! See the Knit Stars website to sign up!

Let’s get together at Knitting LIVE!

This February! In NYC! In person! Knitting LIVE by Vogue Knitting is retuning and I will be there! God willing!

Registration is now open, and you can sign up for a CLASS with me! I’ll be teaching a gnome knitting class for people who are a little familiar with circular knitting, as well as a unicorns and rainbows class for people who are newer to circular knitting/tiny toys.

I’ll also be in the art gallery/marketplace with Bluebirds of Crappiness! You can bring your own to add to a group project too! (More details are coming on that later I think.) There will probably also be a giant gnome!

Can you tell I’m excited? 😀 I hope to see your beautiful faces there!

From the Vogue Knitting folks:

General registration for our Winter Vogue Knitting LIVE! NOW open! Return to NYC with us this February 9-12, 2023 at the newly renovated Marriott Marquis in Times Square and experience Knitting Live in-person: Take inspirational workshops on fit and shaping, pattern reading, lace, socks, and more! And don’t forget about our Marketplace, which showcases new yarn and accessories! Classes are selling FAST! If there’s a class you’ve had your eye on, snag your ticket NOW before it sells out!

Knit Stars Season 7 shoot is a wrap!

Last week I finished up my big 2-day Knit Stars Season 7 shoot! It was INTENSE—I’ve never had the opportunity to teach so much and so thoroughly before! Plus the interview and all the b roll for the “yarn story” intro were so fun—I’m excited to bring knitters into my world like never before. They even got footage of me working with clay! And animating! And looking thoughtfully at a mural in my neighborhood 🤔😂

Huge thanks to Brad, Shelley, Teresa, and everyone at Knit Stars for this wonderful experience! And to Kristine for being the best assistant! I’m so looking forward to seeing the results and all the other Season 7 stars’ courses 😆

Would you like to see my official project??

This is The Squeezable Kingdom! A cuddly castle and a cast of characters to live in him. My Knit Stars course will cover EVERYTHING that goes into knitting this project, plus tips on creating customized characters, a segment on animating your knitting, and a lifestyle segment that will give you a look into my glamorous knitted toy life here in Chicago.

Enrollment for Knit Stars will be open again in the fall. For now, you can learn more about it and get on the waitlist to sign up via my affiliate link.

I’m teaching in Knit Stars Season 7!

UPDATE: The Earlybird enrollment period is over, but you can still learn more about Knit Stars and sign up to be notified when enrollment is open again in the fall.

I’m thrilled to tell you that I’ll be teaching alongside 10 other designers and instructors in Knit Stars Season 7 this fall!

Knit Stars is a collection of online workshops (BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED online workshops), so you can join from wherever you are in the world, on your own time. (The content is yours to access forever.)

Of course, I’ll be teaching all about knitting toys! And I’ll be doing so with an all-new, Knit Stars-exclusive project: I can’t reveal what it is yet, but it’s an interactive toy, and one of my favorite patterns to date. Plus, you’ll get the classes from the other amazing teachers, each with their own fascinating area of knitting expertise to share. All of the details from this season are on the enrollment page.

The above is an affiliate link, which means if you sign up, I’ll get a commission—which is a great way to support your favorite designers. Thank you!

There’s a special Earlybird rate right now, which is $30 lower than the usual Knit Stars Masterclass Event rate. This one-time rate is only good through April 29th, so now is the best time to join!

Also! There’s a free Zoom session happening TOMORROW (4/24) where you can hang out with me and the other Season 7 stars, plus you’ll find out which “Star Dyer” I’m partnering with for kits for my project. Sign up now!

I hope to see you among the stars…in Season 7! ✨