I’m on “tour” during the month of July and you’re invited to come along as I visit some of my favorite online destinations! This is my 3rd year of tours and you can find all my past stops in this post. Today’s stop is a site that my daughter introduced me to. Mochimochi Land is one of her favorite places to go online and she loves to knit so many of the fun projects featured there.
From the website: Mochimochi Land was launched in 2007 as a place where knitted toys and people can live together in a spirit of tolerance. You too can advance human-toy understanding by knitting a new friend!
The characters that inhabit Mochimochi Land are original designs by Anna Hrachovec, a knitter who lives in Brooklyn. Anna finds inspiration in Hello Kitty, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and illustrators like Dr Seuss and Mary Blair. Anna’s knitted toys have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, all around the web, and in print.
This is a wonderland for knitters who love fun and whimsical projects! The blog is filled with cute and random things like this animated gif of a tiny knitted sumo vs. a tiny knitted piece of sushi.
Anna, the creative genius behind Mochimochi Land also shares some how-to tips that are helpful. This Eye-Eye tutorial on stitching eyes is a good one.
I subscribe to the Mochimochi blog feed because I enjoy seeing all the fun creativity. And, Anna has a great sense of humor!
My daughter already owns the 2 books that have been published so far. She loves both of them! Knitting Mochimochi is the first book and my son even enjoys looking through it and picking out projects for his sister to knit.
Teeny Tiny Mochimochi is another fantastic book that is a favorite in our house.
The next book will be released later this fall. It looks like a fun one!
There are also sooo many cute kits and patterns on the site. Of course, my little knitter would like to have all of them. I’ve bought a few but I told her she needs to complete them before I order more.
I thought you might enjoy seeing one of Riley’s own Mochimochi creations. I love this little computer she made for me and I keep it right on my computer desk shelf. I’ve also posted this photo in the Mochimochi Friends Flickr group.
And here’s a fun little Mochimochi creature she knitted for Alex. He proudly displays it on one of his bookshelves.
Even if you’re not a knitter, I bet you will find a lot to smile about at Mochimochi Land. If you are a knitter, get out those tiny double pointed needles and have some fun! Special thanks to Kate Hadfield for her great doodles used in this post. I always use them for my summer tour graphics because they are so much fun!