My current work in progress:

Rose Cardiย by Andrea Mowry, knit from Wollmeise Blend,ย using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.


Last week I got a review copy of Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi: More Than 40 Itty-Bitty Minis to Knit, Wear, and Give byย Anna Hrachovec, which is due to be released next week, on August 16.

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I can sum up this book in one word: adorable.

Need proof? Check out this photo at the bottom of the Acknowledgements page.

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The book starts with a nicely detailed techniques section with plenty of photos:

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It covers all the techniques you need to be able to knit these tiny gems.

The patterns temselves are divided into sections: Tiny Animals, Tiny Edibles, Tiny Humanoids, Tiny Inanimates, Tiny Naturals, and Tiny Holidays. Here’s one of my favorites from the food group:

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Tiny corn! Squeeeeeeeeee! The patterns are all very well-written and detailed, and they look easy to follow.

There is a section entitled Tiny Possibilities, with lots of ideas for what to do with your tiny knits:

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And in the back there is a section with basic knitting techniques.

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I am, of course, sorely tempted to keep this copy for myself, but I know there are many of you who would put it to better use than I. So I will offer it up for a giveaway.

To be entered in the drawing for this adorable book, leave a comment on this blog post by Thursday, August 11, 12:00noon EDT. I will do a random drawing from among the comments that afternoon and announce the winner in my Thursday blog post.

Today, Lucy plans to help me with my knitting.

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  1. How adorable….the book and Lucy.

  2. They are truly adorable. My grandson would love them all…just his size…tiny!

  3. My daughters would freak for this book. I imagine myself slogging away as their knitting slave for weeks.

  4. Barbara Fredrick says:

    I want it! I have “grandchildren”. (Which is the best you can do when you don’t have any kids.)
    Love to Lucy from Princess.

  5. VERY cute! I’ve got her Knitting MochiMochi book as well.

  6. OMG! ME PLEASE!!!!!

  7. So sweet!

  8. cute, cute, cute! I love tiny things.

  9. OMG, that does look absolutely adorable!!

  10. I must find the pattern for that gnome so I can knit one for everyone’s car!

  11. Also love the random avatars and admit I am posting this to see what the next one will be.

  12. Those animals are really cute. Other tiny ones would be fun also.
    A surprise makes lots of people happy.

  13. I would love to make this tiny creatures!

  14. Charlotte says:

    I bought Anna’s last one (& every one of yours!) I would love to be the random number for her latest tiny critters!!

  15. Oh my goodness that tiny corn is so cute ๐Ÿ˜ก

    I’m going to have to pick up a copy (that is, if I don’t win one from you) (give me luck, Lucy)!

  16. Very cute book – would be good for making presents for my granddaughters. Thanks for sharing…

  17. Christine says:

    I love Mochi, so cute! Squeeeee!

  18. Oh, my! Those are precious! I can’t show my girls or I will be forced to make everything!

  19. Anastasia says:

    Absolutely precious! I’d go back to knitting to give some of these a try ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I know who I would end up giving it to, and she would probably knit one of everything.

  21. G. K. Green says:

    Small is beautiful. Please enter me in the drawing for the book. Thank you!

  22. Suddenly the leftover drawer is looking a little less foreboding…YES!!!
    Going on my wish list immediately…but winning it would be a thrill!

  23. Wendy:
    How adorable. They look fun to knit and I bet kids will love them.

  24. Nannette says:

    Such a cute book! Now I want to knit corn!

  25. that book is ridiculously cute! I’d love to try some of those…

  26. Those are SO cute. I bet I’d have to put the FO’s up high where the cats can’t go. Cat toys!

  27. windzgirl says:

    I would love the chance to try some of these tiny cute projects!

  28. Lucy looks like she wants to work on something from the book — include me RNG and Wendy thanks for sharing this book

  29. Ok… I’m not normally one to “Squeee”, but …… Squeeeeeee!!!!!!! Those tiny elephants are just so CUTE! I will have to get a copy of this for my friend, she would adore it even more than I would. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. The book looks adorable! My grand kids would love the things in it.

  31. I love the little knit softees. This weekend I found a book on knitting a nativity and can’t wait to try them.

  32. Too cute! I want!

  33. Nancy Jo C says:

    Wow. lots of people want this book! It looks great. I’m sure Lucy would love to have some of those knitted items for her own collection.

  34. They look too little for little kids, my niecette is only 21 months, but at the rate I seem to be knitting… Loving me a shot of Lucy!!!

  35. How cute! My mom creates minatures and I’m sure she would be interested in anything I was to make…thanks for the give-away! Count me in…

  36. elaine pohl says:

    this book is too cute! My niece loves anything tiny – sooooo cuuute! she always says

    Is that corn the cutest thing or what?
    Again – oh my goodness.

  38. You are right – it’s truly adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. OMG!!! I’ve knit so many of Anna’s patterns and I’ve been coveting this book since I first heard about it. Would love love love ot get a copy

  40. Very cute!!! Would love a chance to have this book! Thanks!!!

  41. What adorable projects! Thanks for parting with this book for some lucky recipient!

  42. Katy Sullivan says:

    So cute!

  43. That is soooo CUTE! I would love a copy of that book.

  44. Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing.

  45. Thanks for the contest, Wendy and Lucy! The book looks adorable. :o)

  46. Adorable indeed! I would make an entire menagerie of these for my work desk.

  47. Kamilla Mazanec says:

    I would love to have the book and try something besides socks.

  48. Gnome! That would make a lovely travel companion….

  49. Michelle Bingnear says:

    So cute! Would love to try tiny knits!

  50. I have made a bunch of her patterns, but not the minis so I would love to have this book ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. i, 2, luv that litl lion!!!

  52. So tiny! So cute! Will have to order this for myself me thinks!

  53. Wow, another chance to win something wonderful! THANK YOU! I am not going to wait to get the results of the drawing. I am going to preorder a copy to give to my daughter as a holiday gift. Nancy P

  54. Oh so cute! I really love the corn, and I really never thought that I would be typing that about knitted corn.

  55. Lestersmama says:

    How cute!

  56. My daughter loves knitting mochimochi and this would be a great book to add to her collection.

  57. Sally Miller says:

    I wonder if there is a mini-Lucy in the book to knit?

  58. Holy cute, Batman!

  59. I know my niece and nephew would just love these!

  60. Louise in Maryland says:

    Ooooh, how I would love to win this book. I can fill the house with cute and enjoy the reactions of those around me. The cutes are small enough I wouldn’t mind if folks (friends-o-my-kids, I’m talking about you here!) pocket one or two cause I can always knit MORE! Also, if I don’t win I may have to buy the book, and then there will be rolling of eyes and pointing out that we already have what appear (to a non-knitter) to be plenty of knitting books.

  61. Oooh, teeny tiny giveaway? Yes please! I hope Lucy is a good helper with the knitting today, she certainly helps wonderfully with the blocking.

  62. I love tiny things!

  63. Way too cute, Would love to make these tiny creations.

  64. These are too cute. I must have this book whether I win it or not.

  65. More adorable minis, so exciting! This book looks like lots of fun.

  66. I love these little cute!!

  67. Jean Palionis says:

    I love doing little quickies to use up bits and pieces of balls of leftover yarns. This book looks like it would fill the bill. Thank you! and thank you for your blog. I love it.

  68. Would love a copy of this adorable book!

  69. Kathy Rodgers says:

    These are so cute!!! I never knitted anything so tiny, but I think I’ll start. Love the earrings and charm bracelet. KathyR

  70. Another wonderful give-a-way.

  71. Oh, my, so cute! I love her patterns! Fingers crossed!

  72. Is it weird that when I look at these patterns, all I see are numerous things for my kitty to nom on? If I don’t win the book I’ll have to buy it, haha!

  73. Dude. I need that little gnome in my home.

  74. So cute! I am about to be a grandma for the first time. This would be so much fun!
    Pick me!

  75. Way too cute. I know what’s going on my Christmas list.

  76. Pick me! This is so cute.

  77. Margaret Peck says:

    I need to get this book so I can knit fruit and vegetables for my great-grandson’s “store”. I’m sure he would love to “sell” his wares.

  78. Love the bracelet pictured.

  79. I have a great need for a tiny knitted corn cob. This book would fill the bill! Thanks Wendy for offering this book and not keeping it for yourself (as I probably would)!

  80. How ADORABLE!!! I would love to own this book. Looks like a lot of fun things to make!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  81. So cute! That tiny corn is beyond adorable!

  82. True potato chip knitting! how could you make only one tiny elephant? You would need an entire herd, for sure.

    Wake up, Lucy! It’s your turn to knit a row!

  83. Savannagal says:

    What a great way to use up scraps of yarn. Cute book. Thanks for the contest.

  84. Peggy Kraham says:

    Can I have it please? Way to cute!!!

  85. That looks like a great book. I like the picture where it looks like they made a charm bracelet from the tiny things. My grand-daughter would love something like that and I would love to make it for her.

  86. The tiny project photos you show from the book are cute. Looks like a fun way to use up small quantities of yarn.

  87. Absolutely Adorable!!!! Thanks!

  88. Love her stuff – I would totally knit from that book!

  89. Cute! I love the tiny elephants!

  90. Goodness just too cute. Would make really cute gifts. ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. Oh that’s adorable!

  92. Wow, that book is adorable. I could see lots of little gifties for little kids I know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Poodleyarn says:

    I NEED this book!!!! It is that simple!

  94. You’re right: teeny tiny corn is too cute! Now I need to make a bracelet of amigurumi vegetables! I hope I win!

  95. What cute animals! I wonder how many animals and vegetables there are to knit in the book?

  96. Isn’t it always amazing what we knitters can accomplish with pointy sticks and string? It gets to me every time I knit.

  97. My cat would think they were all cat toys knit expressly for her.

  98. marsha sussman says:

    Would love to try tiny food for the granddaughter’s tiny kitchen.

  99. Miniature freaks unite!!!!

  100. so cute. would be fun to make for grandchildren, or maybe to keep ๐Ÿ™‚