Category: Press mentions

Mochimochi Land Kits in Chicago Reader Gift Guide

The Chicago Reader featured Mochimochi Land kits in their 2018 All-Chicago Holiday Gift Guide!

Can you spot the tiny gnome in this collection?

I love that the kits are listed under the “self-care” category. Because knitting really is self care, whether you’re making something for yourself or for others!

If you’d like to pick up some Mochimochi Land kits in the most Chicago way possible, you can find them at Yarnify in Printer’s Row.

Interview in Simply Knitting

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Simply Knitting magazine interviewed me for their back page “On the Needles” feature in their July 2016 issue. It was a fun interview! Among other things, they asked me what the younger me had wanted to be when I grew up. (Answer: a flight attendant, the owner of a science museum, and the lady who rides the elephants in the circus. Who knows, two of those three dreams may still come true.)

This issue also comes with a free pair of 5mm needles AND a highly detailed Alan Dart pattern for a knitted astronaut. Gotta love Simply Knitting!

Last Word Feature in Let’s Knit

Update: Congrats to Kim for winning the Bumble Bee Beanie kit giveaway!

Let’s Knit, the UK knitting magazine, has a one-page feature on me for their back page in the July 2015 issue!

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I’m talking about how I first learned to knit, how Mochimochi Land got started, and about my new book.

Thank you to Molly at Let’s Knit for the nice feature!

One of the cool things about this magazine is that it always comes with a little gift. So with my copy I received a kit for a knitted baby Bumble Bee Beanie. Would you like to have it? Leave a comment saying why, and I’ll pick someone to give it to next week!

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Interview in the Chicago Tribune

Here’s something that feels a bit surreal: My face got printed really big in the Chicago Tribune yesterday!

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The paper interviewed me about how Mochimochi Land came to be and a bit about my other interests. I have Beth at SoHo Publishing to thank for the Tribune taking notice of my work, because they found me through her press release about Vogue Knitting LIVE—which is this weekend in Chicago!

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It took me a while to work up the nerve to actually read how my words came out in print. I think I come across OK, but for the record I don’t spend all my time reading snooty magazines!

The article and an accompanying video are also online on the Tribune website.

Australian Homespun Magazine

I’m a little out of the loop when it comes to craft magazines (first I have to get caught up on my New Yorker subscription—ha), but an issue of Homespun magazine from Australia arrived in the mail this week, and I just have to share.

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With gorgeous design and paper stock (plus a generous page count), this magazine is really a delight to peruse. It’s in my hands because they were nice enough to include some of my tiny knits in a feature on miniature crafting! (And nice enough to send a hard copy instead of a PDF, which I appreciate.)

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I’m honored to have my projects shown alongside some truly remarkable tiny things—yay mini needle-felted Ewok!—but mainly I’m just excited to come across such a cool magazine. Just look at this intro to a project for a felt bag.

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I love the dramatic black background and the use of space here. Plus illustrations! It feels like to editorial team really cares about bringing their readers something special.

So, those of you who are both crafters and design snobs, try to get your hands on Homespun!