Category: Press mentions

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.


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.)


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.


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!

Interview in Let’s Knit Magazine

UK magazine Let’s Knit interviewed me for their July 2014 issue! The Q&A is part of a feature about knitting on the internet. I’m a knitter who uses the internet, so there was a lot to talk about.


The piece also has a Q&A with Tracy Burgess, who creates the most amazingly weird colorwork monsters.

Thank you to Amy at Let’s Knit!

(Cool bonus fact: Let’s Knit featured my mother-in-law Bonney’s epic yarn stash in their first issue back in 2007!)

Tiny Kits in Martha Stewart Living

I’ve been making extra trips to the post office over the past few days, thanks to this magazine…


That’s right, we’re featured in Martha Stewart Living this month!! Well, it’s actually a tiny gnome and Santa who get all the glory—our tiny kits are part of the December 2013 issue’s gift guide.


It’s such an honor to get a mention in this magazine. The only downside is that all the other mochis are jealous of these two overnight crafting sensations!

A big thank you to Martha Stewart Living for this early Christmas present!

Seen in Knitscene

I’m thrilled to make a small appearance in the Spring 2013 issue of Knitscene magazine!



Kim Werker wrote a great article about Maker Faire and the relationship between craft and tech, and she included a semi-coherent quote by yours truly on the subject, along with a couple photos of me knitting tiny gnomes at the NYC Maker Faire in September.

Maker Faire was maybe the most inspiring event that I took part in last year. Even though I mostly stayed in one place (at the BUST Craftacular), the people I met there were consistently curious and open to all things crafty in addition to electronics and other tech. So I’m happy that Kim is spreading the word to other knitters!

I also interviewed Kim last year after I met her at Maker Faire—check that out if you haven’t read it!

Thank you to Kim, and also to my mother-in-law Bonney for spotting the magazine!

Mochimochi in Debbie Bliss Magazine

Have you seen the new Debbie Bliss?


If so, you might have spotted Rainycloud and some Tiny Chickens inside…


That’s right, I was interviewed for the Spring 2012 issue! It was a pleasure talking with Carol Sulcoski in November, and I’m thrilled with the way the interview turned out.

I had the honor of meeting Debbie Bliss at VK Live last year, and I got to hang out with her and her daughter Nell at TNNA in the summer. It was like getting to sit at the cool kids’ table in the high school cafeteria, except these cool kids are super sweet instead of snobby!


Thank you to Carol and to Debbie!

Ottlite Interview

The super nice people at Ottlite got in touch recently to interview me for their blog. I love how community-focused their company is—they’re definitely about more than just selling lamps!


The interview was also a great excuse to get my sister-in-law Jenna to take a photo of me with a few of my creations….


(For those who live in the NYC area, Jenna specializes in taking beautiful photographs of pets and children—check out her website if you have either!)

Autumn at Ottlite was also generous enough to send me a Mini Task Lamp as a thank-you for doing the interview. It actually came at just the right time for me, because I’d been thinking my eyes were finally beginning to weaken just a bit after all the tiny knitting I’ve been doing. It’s suuuper bright!


The brightness makes a huge difference when I’m knitting with dark colors at night. I also love how I can just fold it up and place it on the floor next to my desk during the day.

Thank you to Jenna for the photo, and to Autumn and Ottlite for the interview and the awesome lamp!

Tiny Kits in Creative Knitting

Hey look—My Tiny Kits are featured in the January issue of Creative Knitting!



I’m thrilled to see my little Tiny Burger in print. It’s so cool that he caught the eye of a magazine! Thank you, Creative Knitting!

And I agree that the kits make nifty gifts for knitters—you can find all seven kits, each of which knits up two or more Tiny Mochis, in the Mochimochi Shop! We’ve been shipping out quite a few for the holidays this month. For people in the US, order by December 20th (and choose Priority mail) for delivery by the 24th.

We also wholesale the kits, so if your LYS doesn’t carry them, please encourage them to get in touch!

Podcast Interview with Knit Picks

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Alison, the director of Knit Picks, for their podcast. The interview is now up on their website!


It’s so funny to think about how this time last year I was talking to Kelley Petkun (the regular podcast host at Knit Picks) about my first book, Knitting Mochimochi… There was definitely plenty of new stuff to talk about this time around, and Alison was wonderful to talk to.

I hope it’s a fun listen, although I’m a weenie about hearing my own voice and can’t listen to it myself!

Knit Picks is also giving away a copy Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi and a bunch of Palette yarn to get started on your Tinys!


I used Palette to knit many of the samples that appear in the book—it’s one of my current favorite yarns. You have until September 6th to enter the contest on their blog. (And wowza, they’ve got more then 2,000 entries already!)

A big thank-you to Knit Picks for all their support!