Category: Mochimochi Land News

New Tina the Tiny T-Rex pattern in Knitrino

I’m so excited to share this tiny dinosaur with the world!

Tina the Tiny T-Rex is a new pattern available exclusively in the Knitrino app. Knitrino offers a new way to experience knitting patterns using interactive charts. You can find Knitrino in both app stores.

And right now you can purchase a kit with lovely Hand Dyed Diva yarn AND join an upcoming tiny t-rex class with me! See the Knitrino website for kit and class details.

Arise, Creepy Kittens!


The time has come to knit something spooky. Something ookie. Something cozy and squozy and vaguely feline. Spooky Ookie Cats are (vampire) bite sized, intermediate-level projects designed to satisfy all your October cravings for snuggles and weirdness.

Knit a Guitar Case Cat ⚰️, Ghostie Cat 👻, Jack-o-Cat 🎃, and Itchy Witchy Hat Cat 🎩 in a just few hours each with this collection. Dust off your spookiest yarn scraps for these projects! The PDF download is now available from the Mochimochi Shop and Ravelry.

Thank you to Marilyn Passmore for her tech editing, and to Linda, Rebecca, and Amanda for test knitting!

Virtual Trunk Show with Cheers To Ewe

Update: Despite some technical difficulties caused by rain, we had a fun chat! And here’s the info for the Virtual Trunk Show:

Through Sunday (9/27), take 20% off all kits here on with the code CHEERSTOEWE20. If you order 2 or more kits, I’ll include a 3″ gnome sticker, either clothed or gnaked! (You can specify in your order notes which one you’d like.)

Lovely Ladianne of the Charlotte, NC yarn store Cheers To Ewe has invited me onto their YouTube show this Friday (that’s tomorrow!) for a Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl Special.

In addition to the conversation about patterns and animations (and perhaps a sneak peek of new stuff), we’ll be having a VIRTUAL TRUNK SHOW, so if you tune in you can find out how to get a nice little discount on my kits and have your money go to this awesome local yarn store too!

Subscribe to the Cheers To Ewe YouTube channel and you won’t miss it!

Say “Squee!” (Our Summer Sale is Back)

Here’s some actual footage of the 2020 version of “summer fun” in Mochimochi Land.

We hope your summer is going OK-ish! Maybe we can make it a little more OK with a summer sale:

Through Labor Day (9/8) take 20% off all PDF patterns, books, kits, and more with the code SUMMERSQUEE20 applied to orders from the Mochimochi Shop.

(Want to knit that little couch? The pattern is coming soon!)

Yarnify Interview and Trunk Show

On Saturday I had the pleasure of being remotely interviewed by Anna of Yarnify! a wonderful local yarn store in Chicago’s Printers Row neighborhood.

I had such a good time chatting with Anna, who was a wonderful host. And Yarnify! is also currently hosting a Mochimochi Land trunk show!

Visit their website to order my kits and support a local Chicago business!

The occasion for all this delightfulness was the virtual Chicago Yarn Crawl, which is ongoing through August 2nd with events at many local yarn stores.

Some Not-Crappy News

9/2/20 Update: August’s funds ($150) are going to Co-Prosperity Sphere’s Bridgeport Community Kitchen. Thank you!

7/31/20 Update: $1,660 raised for Chicago food pantries to date!
The portion you helped raise in July (just over $200) went to MASK (Mothers Against Senseless Killing) for their August baby supplies pantry drive. Thank you!

🐦 First, thanks to your Bluebirds of Crappiness pattern purchases, we raised another $430 for Chicago food pantries in June. That makes a total of $1,455 raised in two months! I’m dividing this month’s proceeds between Care for Real and I Grow Chicago. ⁣⁣
🐦 And second, now people who don’t knit can purchase a Bluebird of Crappiness made by me! Each bluebird will have its own unique colors and hairdo. Half of the proceeds from sales of these knitted bluebirds will go to Chicago pantries.

Thank you for helping us support our Chicago community!