Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mochimochi Land


Well, I didn't make them! They're from Mochimochi Land and could quite likely turn into a new little artsy obsession. I've got Anna Hrachovec's new book Knitting Mochimochi in my hands (literally right in front of my keyboard!) and... well... I've often thought of learning to knit over the years, and nothing has made me want to start RIGHT NOW and I mean IMMEDIATELY until I'd seen this book! I've been interested in Japanese Amigurumi because of it's utter cuteness and freakish designs (these things are NOT mutually exclusive!), and this book just does it. To explain the severity of the situation: I've already gone out today and bought knitting needles and some wool (also sitting right next to me)! I'll keep everyone updated on my progress (or lack thereof if this is the case), and don't be surprised if some new little creatures make it into Blackbird Experience (or The Wheelie??). This, of course, could be a completely excruciating learning curve, but hopefully not. I have been known to crochet in the past, which my grandmother Anna taught me. Sadly, she's been gone for about 20 years now (I can't believe it)! I still know her phone number that I called so many times to ask her to remind me how to crochet straight edges! Too bad she isn't around any more, for so many reasons. I'm sure she would have a good laugh at these crazy creations. Maybe I'll make the first one for her.


  1. knitting makes me angry. one of these days i do want to try it again since i have finally become a proficient crocheter, knitting might come easier the second time around?

    but i guess i still haven't recovered form the trauma yet.

    those are CUTE!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!

  2. also, is the snake hollow inside? can you put the mousie in there!?!

  3. hmmm... I wonder if I'll be the same. I know I've only started trying today, but my feeling is that there is a lot to be said for that little hook on the end of a crocheting instrument!!

    Oh... and it is hollow! This is just one of the designs though that I first saw looking at her website.

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