Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Knitting Mochimochi!

Today is a special day.  It's the day sweet sweet Anna's, sweet sweet book, Knitting Mochimochi: 20 Super-Cute Strange Designs for Knitted Amigurumi hit's the shelves of booksellers around the county.  I was able to look over this book while in NYC for Lost at Sea.  Her publisher sent over a few copies so I could review it more and do a giveaway!!!  Deadline is July 13th.  So first let's discuss how adorable this book is.


Knitting Mochimochi: 20 Super-Cute Strange Designs for Knitted Amigurumi was made for people like us!  To start with, it's adorable.  It's simple to use, has patterns for the elementary knitters to a few for the more skilled.   In a nut shell (ooo anna, make a nut shell) it's accessible to the masses.  So you masses go out and get this book today!  You won't regret it.  And thank you Anna for making a book that really makes me want to pick up my knitting needles again!  Leave a comment with a suggestion of what Anna should make miniature next and your contact info for your chance to win a free copy of Knitting Mochimochi: 20 Super-Cute Strange Designs for Knitted Amigurumi!

Here is a little interview I did with the author.


S- Can you tell us a bit about your new book, Knitting Mochimochi!?  

MML- I am so excited about this book! It's my first book, and although I've been designing knitted toys for a few years now, I had a lot of fun creating these 20 all-new patterns and making them feel like a "collection." The theme is cute and strange and silly and not just for kids, and the techniques are pretty basic, so you don't have to be an advanced knitter to follow the patterns. 

S- Creating all these projects seems very labor intensive!  How long do you spend on new ideas?

MML- I try to take time to work on new ideas on a regular basis, and it can be a nice break in between making samples and writing/editing patterns.  Sometimes it's tough to find the time to just sit down and brainstorm new characters, but I've found that devoting time to concentrate on it is way more productive for me than just waiting to be inspired while I'm busy doing other things. And brainstorming is one of the few things that I do without music or a computer in front of me, or any other media going on at the same time, and that can be really refreshing. 
 
S- You are also working on a new project!  Are you able to reveal that to our fans?

MML- I'm actually working on a few new projects! One that I can tell you a bit about is a solo show that I'm putting together for this fall at gallery hanahou. It's going to be a knitted landscape installation, with a fun moving component (at least that's the plan!). I'm really excited about it, and also a little nervous about pulling it off and having it "work" as a show on its own. I'll start blogging about my progress soon over at my website. 


S- I am in love with your mini pieces!  Sooo cute!  How many do you think you will have made by 2011?

MML- I think I've made about 68 so far! I started off with making a new one every weekday in July of last year, and I've continued making a new one every week ever since. I keep wondering when it will be time to retire my size 1 needles, but I'm still having a lot of fun with it. There's pretty much nothing that can't be made cute in tiny form, so I guess I'll see how long I can keep going with it! 
S- When your book hits booksellers, do you have any release parties planned or places people might find you to get a copy signed?

MML- I do have a release party planned at Brooklyn General on July 11th, from 2-6 pm. I really hope people will come! All the new toys from the book will be there, and I'm planning to bring some mochi too. I will also be at the Lion Brand store in NYC on July 27th, and I'm talking to a few other local stores about future events. 

194 comments:

Susana said...

Oh! This book has been on my wish list for about two weeks already now. I am so excited that it is out! And my wish... a miniature jackalope!

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Bonney said...

I think a mini peacock would be great!

Jenny said...

The slippers are super adorable. I think I would like her to design slippers that look like snails, for when I'm having one of those days where I moving at a snails pace ;)
Thanks for the giveaway
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Danae said...

I would love to see a mini octopus or squid.

Jen said...

The book looks so awesome! I think a board game like Candyland would be so cool.She definatley has the skills to pull it off.

pereaj00@yahoo.com

Missy said...

I would love to see a miniature unicorn or acorn! I am going to check out this book right away!

subrosa said...

Susuwatari are the "dust bunnies" or "soot sprites", they are in the animated film Spirited Away. Or even mini cupcakes would be cute!

Deborah said...

Hmm...maybe a miniature tree or coffee mug.

Bree said...

Oh ... oh god. I need to make those slippers like yesterday. Dying to see the rest of the book. Pick me! Pick me! I would like to see tiny skeletons. How cute would that be?!

dawn said...

ooo, I already love all the suggestions (soot sprites!) but I am into barnacles at the moment so I think a knitted barnacle would be lovely. Or a banana slug, you know, because I'm from WA and I believe that is our state mollusk ;-)

TopHat said...

I think she should knit a tiny soccer ball for the World Cup!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

elizabeth marley said...

I think the next tiny thing should be a tiny version of the book!

Or a tiny Thanksgiving turkey...because even though it's a million degrees, I'm craving thanksgiving dinner right now!

Nes said...

A tiny fire truck!! :)

Nes said...

A tiny fire truck!! :)

Jackie! said...

Narwhals..you can't go wrong with narwhals! I can't wait to get this book

Kelly-ann said...

Great interview...maybe Anna could knit a tiny running/tennis shoe (if she hasn't already).

Schmancy said...

These are all such good ideas!

Donnell said...

I think that she should knit a tiny ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck into it.

Karma said...

I'll be checking my LYS for your book. And, because I'm craving pastries, I think a miniature raisin cinnamon roll would be awesome! Congratulations on the book!

Anonymous said...

i vote 4 a mini dragon! <3

Moon's Creations said...

I'd love to see a tiny rain cloud! Maybe a happy white cloud too!

gnomesque said...

How about a tiny platypus? That would be so adroable.

Jessica H said...

I would love to see a knitted book :)

anafz said...

Please knit a tiny ant! I think they would be great scattered around a public area (like the tiny pigeons).

patty said...

Kristen, I love that book, I want that book , I need that book cause
cookie needs all that cute stuff.
how about an alpaca,or maybe
bigfoot.

*Justine* said...

I'm in love with tiny knitting things!! Please, please make a tiny coffee cup :)
jkeuning@umich.edu

darkkatpouncing said...

I am really excited about Knitting Mochimochi! These are going to bring smiles to my niece and nephews faces! *squee* I'm not sure if there already is a pattern for one in the new book but if not I'd love to have a squirrel pattern :)

Jane W said...

The inner geek in me would like to see a mini calculator.

Jessica said...

How about a tiny eggplant, or a platypus? or a venus fly trap?
excited about your book!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I would love to see a little head of lettuce with a face that would be so cute or the cartoon character Gur love him:)HUgs Darcy
Thankyou for having this giveaway:)
darcysknottyknitter@gmail.com

Giggles said...

I need a tiny penguin or a tiny turtle. Perhaps a tiny cactus too (saguaro, prickly pear, barrel, ...).

Tsunami said...

I'm so excited the book is finally out!! I would wish for a miniature red panda, they're the cutest animals ever and a mini one would be super cute!!

patty said...

oh yeah Kristin a starfish.

Erin said...

A miniature roadrunner!

Kitsune said...

I would love to see a tiny fox, or a tiny wolf. My two favorite animals. :)

mallamakins@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I'm such a fan of Anna & mochimochi! I'll be getting a copy of this book eventually, but I do appreciate these giveaways. :)

A tiny loaf of bread would be cute, sandwich or french (maybe cables would create the right effect?). Or a tiny Cassini [http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=3405], if that's not too difficult. Or maybe a tiny telescope instead, or a tiny banjo. I could've sworn Anna made tiny maracas, but maybe I just imagined it.

You can reach me at birdsarescary[AT]yahoo. Thanks!

sy said...

the patterns look adorable :D i like pandas, miniature pandas should be cut.

Jennifer said...

I love the tiny creations. What about some home repair tools like a hammer or drill :)

The A-team said...

Oh, there's goes lunch--right to Knitting Mochimochi! I really, really would love a knitted llama, to use to promote llama rescue!

coookiezandcream said...

I must have this book!! It looks awesome! For weeks I've been looking at all the things Anna's made and have been wanting to know how she did it!!

How about a mini-suitcase with stickers of all the travel places its been? Or maybe a frying pan? Or a tomato sauce bottle?

chloe_kheng@hotmail.com

louise r said...

how about a buffalo...interesting...

greetingarts said...

More tiny musical instruments, like a tiny harp... or tiny piano...or tiny drum set?

Aimee said...

The tiny thingys still brighten my week ever since she started making them, I already sugested a tiny whale which has been made :D Another suggestion would be a tiny Eiffel Tower <3 straight from the city of love

Thea said...

I think a tiny brightly colored couch would be a cute. and if you made it a little bigger you could have a tiny couch for your tiny things to sit on.

Fiera Firenze said...

I love this book! Everything looks so cute. I would love if Anna designed a mini penguin complete with iceberg!

kerbuhbuhbear@gmail.com

MsDesjeanVu said...

Well, it's summertime! So I'm gonna have to choose a tiny grill. Y'know, the old-fashioned ones that look like pods? That.. or a tiny air conditioner!! ; )

MsDesjeanVu said...

Well, it's summertime! So I'm gonna have to choose a tiny grill. Y'know, the old-fashioned ones that look like pods? That.. or a tiny air conditioner!! ; )

-Jess

off-coloratura said...

I've knit Ninja Bun and am positively in love with it.

I think a little monkey in a fez would be a lovely addition to Mochimochiland!

off_coloratura at livejournal

sjanova said...

I love Mochi things! I need lots more time so I can make more of them.

I'm thinking more mini-mochi could include people performing. A ballerina en pointe. And the gentleman who dances with her. A traditional Wagnerian diva (not much to do with reality so I guess maybe a more realistic one with her counterpart gentleman). I think she's made a few musical instruments already (I've lost track of the wonderful minis) but a harpist, violinist, etc. -- the orchestra -- a jazz band -- etc. -- these would all be VERY challenging and probably need the zeros, not just the size one needles.

I had to buy metal US3 needles after breaking too many Harmony US3s trying to knit toys tightly. smile

Hélène said...

As a fan of Anna's work, I am eager to discover this book!
I am from Paris, France, so I would like to see a tiny Eiffel tower.
I have also a part of my family living in Seattle, so I would also be please to see a tiny Space Needle!
and why not other famous monuments? Statue of liberty ?

mbeougher said...

Makes me wish I could knit! I crochet... I just don't have time/energy for another hobby right now... otherwise this book might give me the excuse I need to learn. Someday...

corinnesknits said...

Would love this book!
I would love to see some silly scorpion, my son loves scorpions!

Corinne
corinne.fourcade@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Love seeing a little sneak peek of the projects in the book! Can't wait to try some of the patterns.

I'd love to see a mini hedgehog or porcupine.

emily said...

I would *love* to see a miniature fox! so sly, so bright!

mollyjonesthegreat(escargot)gmail

Ellen said...

Mini's possibilities - mini slippers like the ones in the new book or a mini dragon or a mini lamp to go with the mini sofas.

Kara said...

I think a miniature camera would be awesome. :)

SingleMomKnits said...

I think mini pigs would be super cute. Or monkeys.

wildwoodflwr said...

I've been waiting for this book to be published! I'm so excited!

Anna should make a mini lamp post. It would be so cute!

serenajasmine said...

Such an awesome book! I would love to see a mini Swiss cheese wedge or a mini teapot!

M Ward said...

How about...a miniature nintendo?

Abril said...

I would love to have this book! I live in MN, so how 'bout a tiny snow flake?

Erin said...

You should make a tiny tiger! In my house we call them "tiglettes", and they have their own mythology and stories.

Jennifer said...

I can't wait to look at this book! I would love to see a roadrunner!

radioactivegan said...

A tiny broccoli would be adorable, if it isn't already out there. And tiny cauliflower, celery, squash ... I love tiny food! theradioactivegan (at) gmail (dot) com

Vicky said...

I would love to see a mini crab. And I'm surprised I haven't seen a mini cat yet. Unless I haven't looked hard enough.

Tara said...

I think Anna should tackle a Tiny Scarecrow! He could guard a patch of tiny pumpkins when fall comes.

CraftyShanna said...

Rats! I just saw that someone else already posted the suggestion that I was going to give you. So instead, how about a mini hamster? Have you done one of those yet? If I happen to win the book, my contact info is in my Google profile.

Your book looks awesome! I can't wait to head to the bookstore and see it in person!

Simone said...

I have wanted this book since I saw it on Anna's website. Unfortunately, I am a teacher and don't get a paycheck in the summer - so winning a copy would be FABULOUS! I would love to see a pattern for a stingray or a bear cub.

Simone in FL

Simone said...

I have wanted this book since I saw it on Anna's website. Unfortunately, I am a teacher and don't get a paycheck in the summer - so winning a copy would be FABULOUS! I would love to see a pattern for a stingray or a bear cub.

Simone in FL

Anonymous said...

How about a tiny zebra? Tiny clownfish? My 4 boys and I would love a copy of this book!

Marni, Robert, Zero, MaryJane and Grace said...

Thanks for the interview, she is one of my inspirations to take up knitting again! (ravelry- check out the TP!) How about chipmunks, butterflies, kangaroos, lobsters, rhinos, porcupines and possums! Oh boy- I'm off to buy her new book- ;-)

Tia said...

For some reason, I think a tiny Easter Island head would be really cool...

Charyl said...

Am on my way to the bookstore now!
Can hardly wait! My granddaughter has been hankering for some of these for a long time now.
Would love to see some garden themed items - watering cans, rakes, hoes, even a wheelbarrow.
Hope I win and make a little girl very happy!
Thank you and keep up the good work!

Seanna Lea said...

My favorite ideas are either a mini street light or a mini cuttlefish (cuttlefish are my favorite!). I want to see if this book will be released as an ebook, because I'm trying to only add books to my ereader until I have unfortunately culled enough to have a bit more space! If not, then I will find the room!

Annie said...

I think she should make a tiny potted plant.
She has a mini tv, her couches, a vaccum cleaner....almost a whole tiny room!

Elizabeth said...

i can't wait to make things from this book! everything is soo cute!!

ideas for mini knitting:
-a skyskraper!! (it would be a bit of an oxymoron, but whatever)
-a soft pretzle
-hot glue gun

cori said...

I think a miniature garden would be cool--vegetables and/or flowers. And the mini-penguin idea is pretty "cool" too!

Dana said...

Some mini trees to make a forest
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info@cherrycore.tv

lunavalse said...

Man there are some good ideas here. Octopus, tree, jackolope, narwhals. I say a corgi. :) Or a sheep.

Lisa N. said...

I would like to see a mini frog. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the new book!

rocket_kay at hotmail dot com

meg said...

a tiny octopus!
a tiny tornado!
tiny spaghetti!
a tiny tea pot!
a tiny solar system!
a tiny toliet!
wow I could just go on and on
a tiny swing set!
a tiny tetter totter!
a tiny car!
a tiny balloon!
ok I'll stop now

juleen said...

I love the Shyscrapers and trees that Anna has designed and I would LOVE to be able to make a mini town with mini shyscrapers, houses, trees, maybe even a mini swingset!
I've already ordered a copy of the book to gift to my sister, but I'd love to win a copy to keep for myself! Thanks for the fun interview and giveaway!

Alejandra said...

:D A tiny Ipad!!! :) That way I could get one at last! xD

etsythingies at YMAIL l dot com (Yup, Ymail not gmail)

Ângela Brito said...

the slippers are amazing...

--
my wish : my mini logo ;D

MJ said...

Japanese mythical creatures, like a kirin and a kappa and a kitsune.

MJ said...

Japanese mythical creatures, like a kirin and a kappa and a kitsune.

Libby P said...

the next tiny thing should be a flower- or maybe a posy (bunch of flowers). would be very cute.

~Libby

cheryl:) said...

I cannot wait to get this book! I would like to see a mini-capybara!!!

Bernadette said...

a mini red English phone box!

Book looks fab! :)

Bernadette

b_demornay@yahoo.fr

Rosalie said...

A peanut, a peanut, a peanut!

Shanzilla said...

This book looks adorable, i love the moose with birds.

I think she should design a Jack-a-lope! that would be mind meltingly cute.

Shannahomeara@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

A mini seal would be really cute if there isn't one already

Valerie said...

maybe a tiny chicken or cow?

Marie said...

A very round cat that has a mouse inside! He's fat cause he's full!

Raggy Rat said...

the book looks so fresh and sweet - please knit a teeeny tiny lady bird, and ill perch it on one of my BIG pot plants, to much aphids ....

Julia Zahle said...

I would love to see a miniature camerea. Or a miniature remotecontrol.

Lately I eat a lot if popcicles, so that could be an idea too.

I would love to win that book!

Happy summer,

Julia

Carrie said...

Right this very second I'd love to see a tiny tea pot :) Cute stuff!

Meghan Hogan said...

Anna make a tiny cassette tape with the tape coming out. Or a tiny mochi. Yum I love mochi.

Lots of great suggestions! Good luck everybody!

Meghan Hogan said...

How about mini roller skates or mini ice-skates?

Carmel said...

I'm really into deep sea theme so how about a tiny submarine? Or steam punk scuba diver? Or seahorse??

carmel.cagaanan@gmail.com

Emilie said...

can't wait to get a copy of this book!

I would love to see a tiny lawn gnome to take along my travels!

ecfc3@u.washington.edu

archercrafts said...

I would like to see a mini sea-turtle. No reason really I just like them.
archercrafts@gmail.com

Jenna said...

I'm excited for this book, her designs are so clever! I think a tiny sea otter or a tiny beet would be awesome.

Cora said...

I would love to see a mini beehive to go with her mini bee. I also think that she needs a mini house, school, store etc to make a mini city for a playset for the mini cars.

Cora said...

I would love to see a mini beehive to go with her mini bee. I also think that she needs a mini house, school, store etc to make a mini city for a playset for the mini cars.

Anonymous said...

I love the tiny knitting and fun things to knit. On facebook it was said to mention ideas for more.. how about a tiny frog, kitty, cupcake, lollipop, really you know anything is fun.
~Julie
http://JoolieSews.blogspot.com

Lisa M said...

I love the tiny's! I want to see a wombat! Ooh, or a koala! Have we seen a tiny panda yet??

Megan said...

A tiny book!

Turtle said...

i would love to see something farm or garden related, similar to her tree log design. Maybe the soil with some pop out veggie faced friends, a mole or rabbit or giant slug in it, a hoe with personality. I mean, it is summer after all! (or trying to be!)

Glenys said...

I suggest a miniature violin so that so could show me how to knit just that. Or maybe a miniature over the top cake.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

What a dilema - there are so many things I'd like to see smaller, rent, utility bills, grocery prices. But most of all a Swan, I'd do them in black, white and a whole rainbow.

One Sheep said...

I think a Manta Ray would be pretty cool. They're so greaceful, but still can look manacing.

Lauren said...

So cute! You should knit a tiny YOU!

Michelle said...

hoping i can i get the book ! it would be great if i won it too ! how about a mini goldfish (:

michellechiu33@yahoo.com

Alexis said...

Miniature knitting needles to knit NUPPs, mine are very unhappy.

Anna said...

What a cute book. All these things look so well crafted! I think a mini weeping willow would be beautiful!

Corvus said...

Rather than make something smaller, why not make it larger... and still have it end up the same size as the rest of the miniatures? I'm thinking microbes. How about a cute Saccharomyces cerevisiae (the yeast which gives us beer and bread)? Escherichia coli, perhaps the most useful organism in molecular biology? Why not take on a serious challenge, and try to make Rhinovirus (which brings us the common cold) cute?

I suppose giantmicrobes.com has the plush side covered, but there's lots of knitting potential under the microscope. How about a DNA molecule? A red blood cell?

...or even a microscope itself?

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seejanesew said...

A sewing machine!

Logan said...

How about some teeny tiny little owls? Or bats? You could make a really cute mobile for Halloween, oh, yeah, little bats and ghosts!

VeganCraftastic said...

Mini pug!

-craftytofu at yahoo

Shelby Mack said...

a cute little skunk or llama!

shelbymariemack@yahoo.com

annemarie said...

Owls, owls, owls, - would love this book.

tara said...

I love the moose with birds in its antlers! I want a cute bear to go with, in an odd forest scape.

Donna B. said...

In honor of my math-obsessed son: a set of knitted numbers and arithmetical signs!

Kittiwake Design said...

sea creatures!! with big scary teeth...

Kimberly said...

omg! want this book!! I'd love to see a dragon or maybe cthulu. :)

Miranda said...

I'd love to see a pug!

crane.miranda@gmail

hope i win!!

Amanda said...

I vote for a miniature grill set.

Hats Galore and More said...

I am Canadian so a Hockey Player would be great, of course then soccer, football, swimmers anything from the Olympics
Wonderful creations from a very talented artist

suus said...

Love your book!

My wish: a mini metro car

Anonymous said...

A tiny peanut next!
I love this book by the way!

Debbie.Constable@northernhealth.ca

donna said...

A liger (a la Napoleon Dynamite) or any animal with sunglasses on it. :)

aj said...

All her projects are so beautiul! I'd love to see a tadpole/frog transformation like the brilliant chicken/egg....
thejasperpatch (at) googlemail(dot)com

Erytanthes said...

I want to see some tiny little Starfish!

^ - ^

Michelle said...

Mini dinosaurs!

adrienne said...

I'd love to see an opossum.

Zane said...

You should do a mini axolotl! One of the cutest animals under the sea! :D

isabel said...

Oh man. Many other great ideas have come before me, but my vote always goes to my favorite animal, the bison!! Or else a golden lion tamarin. :)

Alex said...

Tiny anglerfish? Tiny headphones? Or a tiny anglerfish wearing a pair of tiny headphones!

rinoaheartilly[at]gmail[dot]com

PFennessy said...

I agree with an earlier comment....a mini squid!!!

Aimee said...

I already have had this book saved in my Amazon cart. I have been following Mochimochi blog for a while! I am really happy for her. She should knit mini lungs and trachea...or funnel cake!

aimeemontoya@gmail.com

Julie said...

These projects all look so fun! I think a tiny picnic basket would be fun.

creepygrrl said...

Tiny house plants!

Laurel said...

Everything in this book looks so adorable! I love some of the other suggestions in this thread too! I'd vote for penguins...or a jackalope. How hilarious would that be?

laurel (at) penguinbot.com

LoriJ said...

what a cute book! Please make a lovely little tree......

kicki said...

I would love to give this book to my knitting sister!

And I wish for a cute&scary pocket monster.

Bunny said...

A knitted red rose head which is a ring. Knitted rings!!!

Lauraa_uk@yahoo.com

thanks x <3

Eeffie said...

This book looks so awesome!!! Oh, and I think a knitted nailpolish or a polaroid camera with a polaroid pic would be nice. Or an envelope with a love letter. No wait, a sewing machine!

mollyb said...

a little chipmunk

mollyb123 (at) msn.com

Jen said...

LOVE Mochimochi! I'd love to see a tiny three-toed sloth!

ofpaperandthings said...

This book is immediately going on my wish list. Everything in it looks so adorable!

I think that a mini sewing themed set would be cute! A spool of thread, pin cushion, scissors (?) etc.

Or what about an entire safari group of animals? Like a giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion, hippo etc.

My school mascot is a tiger so that would also be adorable!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Madeofpaperandthings@yahoo.com

Samantha said...

I see someone already said tiny skeletons- I'd LOVE those- esp animal skeletons (like skelanimals) as my daughter adores those creepy/cute pets...
madfabriholic at gmail dot com

cyndirella107 said...

I'd love a knitted wind mill like in Holland.

cyndi@yak.net

meghanapurvis said...

A miniature badger with a little miniature sword and shield. Perhaps I read too many "Redwall" books as a child....

meghanapurvis at gmail dot com!

Meghan said...

A miniature badger warrior, complete with miniature sword and shield. Perhaps I read too many Redwall books as a child...

meghanapurvis at gmail dot com

Morwynne said...

A Yak! Or an Alpaca! And it could be knit out of the fibers from the appropriate animal.... :D

Maria said...

How about a mini hedgehog? Or mini primates of any kind.

Maria said...

Mini hedgehog? Or mini primates of any kind are always good!

Shawnty said...

So cute - gonna get the book no matter what.

How about power tools - like a drill with different bits and smiling batteries. Or appliances - like a blender or a bitty oven.

switham@pgrb.com

Becky said...

oooh! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

My Mini wishlist is very long. Tiger, Trogdor (homestartrunner.com character,) tulips, cardinal, possum, deer, Boston Terrier, shall I go on?

applejellywonder said...

I like the idea of mini knitted candies. Mini candies would be adorable to make into a garland for decorating a office cubicle or my mini Christmas tree.

applejellywonder@yahoo.com

Lou said...

This book is on my list. I love the pigs with wigs.

What about a knitted jell-o mold?

Mrs. Pilkington said...

oh, this looks like fun!
i'd love to see a tiny knitted globe.

Lesley said...

a mini pineapple stuffed with tiny little pineapple chunks inside. just remove the spiky leaf top to reveal all the little chunks!

lesleychan@gmail.com

mysticmoon said...

How about a bag of baseball peanuts?! J.mysticmoon@gmail.com

gelly donuts said...

how about a french bulldog?

MambaManda said...

I would love to see a king cobra!

Ellen said...

Every time I see the book or any of Anna's creations I just smile and crack up! You can't say that about most things.
I'd love to see mini mary janes. They're my fave kind of shoes right now.

ellenronnie (@) gmail.com

Kirsty said...

if you're going to make something small, you need to start with something BIG - so how about a mini king kong (complete with empire state building) or godzilla?

I'm not a great knitter and get frustrated trying to take on big projects, so I'd love this book to keep me motivated and to make tiny things (like the moose! my dad is called moose! i could knit it for him )

Liz said...

How about a mini watermelon?

Stitch said...

I love all the projects that she comes up with... I would love to see a goat, I love pygmy goats but somehow I think a fainting goat might make a sillier subject.

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Laurinda said...

I LOVELOVELOVE the minis! I wish she would design some parrots! Cockatiels, macaws & especially CONURES!! I would also LOVE to win a copy of Knitting Mochimochi! & I can't stop using exclamation points!

Kimberly Pye said...

How about a miniature breakfast? Or a miniature Anna Hrachovec?!

I can't wait to get my hands on this book! Everything she makes is so stinking cute!

I'm at kimberlypye AT gmail DOT com.

Donna said...

my wish list:

Beach themes:
Sun umbrella with beach chair, blanket, faux sand, starfish and a seahorse!

or

Tiny raindrop. you can make a bunch and hang them from the ceiling. add tiny beads for a watery, shimmery look.

or

popcorn - make a bunch and put them in your favorite bowl.

or

squirrel, prairie dog or chipmunk.

and lastly, a tea bag to go with a tiny tea pot someone else suggested.

Thx for the chance at winning this book!

Gogi

Samantha said...

A tiny hot pepper!!!!
A 7-pod maybe?

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Julie said...

I am coveting this book. I have three pre-school grandchildren who would love these toys. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

smallsmallfaery said...

Love the minis. Been reading her blog for a few months and everything is so adorable!

Northern Downpour said...

Hmmm... I would love to see some more reptiles. A bearded dragon, a gecko.

Some fantasy stuff would be neat too- a dragon would rock. My boys would love that.

glitrbug said...

I have always loved miniatures so I am dying to knit all the tiny characters! I would like a tiny lovebird pattern. The real multicolor one, not the dove looking one you see in comics.

Danny said...

Wouyld love to see a tiny bookwurm with tiny reading specs on that can sit on top of my bookmark.

OzKnitter said...

Can't wait for this book! How about a tiny pinball machine? Or a tiny alarm clock?

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fiberfriend said...

I would love to see a tiny knitted swimming pool for all the Mochimochis to splash in and some lounge chairs so they can get some cute little tans in some cute little bikinis :)

fiberfriend said...

Dirt Bikes and Mud Puddles...:))))

mountainweaver said...

A tiny hawk or owl would be wonderful. This book sounds great!

Emily said...

How about a tiny water ski, or inner tube. Or a tiny grill. Or a tiny cigar box. Or a hanglider being flown by a tiny hedgehog. Wow, a person could really get carried away here. :)

jenniem on Rav

Nell said...

A mini gumball dispenser slot machine!
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Pia said...

Oh, gosh, I really love this cute creatures! Maybe a tiny, little beaver could be nice, with it´s funny tale! Have a nice day! Here in Stockholm, Sweden is it really hot and sunny, but I love it!

Anthy said...

I think a miniature tiered wedding cake would be great!
or a lobster...
or a 3-toed sloth ...
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T+E said...

This looks like a fantastic book by a wonderfully creative author. How about a miniature pegasus or unicorn?
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Anonymous said...

hmm, I think a knitted pocket monster would be cute. He/she could guard your pockets. It would be cute for purses and bags too.

Ellie said...

A miniature sewing machine or a mini scottie dog!
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nicole said...

how about a tiny baby with accessories??eg..crib bottle etc..the same with a tiny teddybear with a bib etc..little kids love tiny stuff to put in there hands..

Staci said...

I think a little bigfoot would be awesome!

Midnight4568 said...

Wow! All the mini items are so cute! I think, if you haven't already, you should make either a kitten playing with a mini ball of yarn, or a mini horse with the mini cowboy lasso-ing a mini cow. That would be so cool!