My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.



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

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

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

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

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:

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:

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

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.


  1. Tami Thurston says:

    So cute. I’m afraid that like you I probable wouldn’t do the book justice by just having it. Hope you and Lucy have a nice relaxing day.

  2. Heather H says:

    That overflows with the cute! πŸ™‚

  3. That looks like a cute book.

  4. Loved her first book and this one looks cute too!

  5. Liz Anderson says:

    I covet this book greatly! I love mini knits — especially for Christmas ornaments and package decorations. My DayCare kiddos like to reach in the Play Foods box and see what new treasure was made while they went home over night. I’d put the patterns to good use, for sure.

    thanks for offering this up.

  6. That is adorable!

  7. im just lori says:

    Ohmygoodnessgracious how CUTE a book!

  8. How cute is that book!! I love the hot dog on top of the cover! Another book to add to the “buy” list. (Unless of course I win it here!)

  9. Oh my goodness, that is adorable!!!

  10. That is adorable! As the T-shirt says “I’m not short – I’m FUN sized!”

  11. How adorable! Itty bity teeny tiny…sooo cute!

  12. Looks like it has a lot good techniques that could possibly be used for larger projects too.

  13. I have been following her blog and waiting for this book to come out– it looks like so much fun!

  14. I love all the animals marching in a row. So cute!

  15. So cute! Thanks again Wendy for sharing.

  16. That book looks super adorable!

  17. Too cute. Think I will be adding this book to my wish list.

  18. I’d say “Squeeeeeee!” again, but you already did so! πŸ˜‰

  19. Aliyah C. says:

    That is the cutest, most adorable book ever! I like tiny and cute things, and knitting them is even better!

  20. This is soooo adorable.

  21. My daughter would love me to knit her these teeny, cute things!

  22. Thanks for having a giveaway – this book looks like so much fun!!

  23. Love it!

  24. Eileen Bunn says:

    Too cute! With a new grandson on the way I bet I would be able to put a lot of those ideas to use. Please enter me in the drawing!!!! I love the fish mittens and am ordering to pattern next.

  25. Looks like a lot of fun things to make, as well as a great way to work thru stash and leftovers. I’d love to have the book, thanks for the opportunity.

  26. My granddaughter is just the right age for these projects!

  27. Lisa (in BC) says:

    Cute! I like the charm bracelet idea – that alone is inspiration and clever. You could swap the teeny tinys on and off the bracelet if you wanted! I love finding out about new things.

  28. I’m amazed at the things people come up with – these are seriously adorable.

  29. Very cute – good way to use scrap yarn. Thanks for the contest.

  30. That’ so cute. I would like to try to knit at a miniature scale, too!

  31. The cute in that book almost hurts! I’m dying to make my friend’s kids necklaces of gnomes and food.

  32. I’d love to knit these tiny, cute things! A new challenge for me….

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  33. OMG. If I don’t win this book I’m buying it anyway. My granddaughter and nieces and nephews will LOVE this.

  34. Kristine M. says:

    After seeing the book, I might try to do some of them.

  35. My daughters both like making these. What a fun new book!! Thanks for offering it up!!

  36. That is very cute! I hope my eyes will let me try them out. πŸ™‚

  37. Stephanie says:

    How cute! Looks like a great way to use up leftover sock/lace yarns.

  38. Tiny things! Yay!

  39. I love these, they’re so cute!

  40. I saw these on the author’s blog! Aren’t they fun? I’d love to win this book!

  41. jenna mcgw says:

    How cute is that?? Now, of course, I need a knitted charm bracelet.

  42. Well, that just might convince me to try making some little cuties!!

  43. My grandchildren would absolutely love these tiny knits. Put me in for the drawing. Thanks for sharing the book.

  44. Marilyn Nance says:

    Would so much love this book!

  45. I’m always so impressed by these books. The amount of skill that goes into designing the little creatures is amazing.

  46. A teeny comment in hopes of the teeny knits!

  47. Gina Power says:

    This looks like a great book to use for Christmas presents for my daughters. Pick me πŸ™‚

  48. Margalioth says:


  49. Comment! That IS adorable.

  50. Oooh – please pick me. I really want to make an itty, bitty mermaid!

  51. Oh my goodness! Those are so stinking adorable! I totally want!

  52. count me in – love knitting small things in fine yarn – have 3 grandchildren who would love the minis.
    Regards from a longtime lurker.
    Beverly near Yosemite CA

  53. Adorable book. My daughter would love to have me knit her some mini mochimochi.

  54. Ooooh, too cute! I want to make a teeny tiny charm bracelet!

  55. The book looks great, I love small projects because of that instant gratification! Also I LOVE the project you are working on now with the purple and green together…can’t wait for that pattern. Purple and green together look awesome!

  56. Adorable is the perfect word! The mini-gnome caught my eye first, but there are too many decide!

  57. Oh wow, I love to knit or crochet toys. The cuter the better. I take them to a maternity & children’s ward in a clinic at Sukuta, The Gambia, it’s great to see the kids faces when they receive a toy, especially when there poorly. It would certainly be put to good use!

    Thanks for sharing such a great book!

  58. Teeny weeny is right up my alley.

  59. Looks like a very adorable book!!! Thank you for doing all these book reviews! It certainly helps when your trying to pick out a book. Thank you for the giveaways too!!! Always enjoy stopping by your blog…

  60. That is so cute! I’ll definitely have to look over that book when it comes out πŸ™‚

  61. Linda D. (epic1313) says:

    That is quite possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I would love that book. You are great for being willing to give it away. πŸ™‚

  62. Love it!

  63. Sarah McCullough says:

    How cute is this?! I just love it!! What a fun book to have & use when you need a little fun fun project to lift your spirits!!!

  64. Jeanette Zimmer says:

    What cute items. My grandkids would love to have some of these made for them.

  65. Huntley Edwards says:

    Oh my gosh! So cute! I love when you do giveaways!

  66. Jennifer Y says:

    Too adorable!

  67. Oh she does have adorable things πŸ™‚ I think Little Man would love it!

  68. Thanks for sharing the wealth – I have been waiting for this book!

  69. Pam Huang says:

    Thanks for being so generous. Looking forward to your new book too.

  70. too cute! thanks for sharing

  71. One of my friends just knit and I am so interested in these little knits. So cute!

  72. I may need to order this book once it is released.

  73. All of a sudden I feel I MUST have a charm bracelet of tiny knitted cute things!

  74. I don’t know how you knit those things! They are so tiny. I can’t do tiny stuff anymore so good luck to everyone else!

  75. LOVE these – I’m going to have to check this one out at the library!!

  76. Ruth Musso says:

    Way too cute!

  77. Everything in there is so adorable!

  78. my daughters will make off with any tiny things I knit. I might have to hide a couple on a high shelf for myself

  79. folksmith says:

    can’t wait to see this book, it looks like it should be a lot fun. hope see some of them made up on your blog!

  80. Gerry Rogers says:

    Okay, that book is too cute for words. Squee!

  81. I think I need this book!

  82. Adorable! They remind me of my daughter’s newest craze: squinkies. Except these are handmade and knit and so, clearly, better!

  83. This book is just too cute. I can always depend on you to keep me up-to-date with great books. Thanks!!

  84. OMG…that is over the top in the cuteness! I will so buy this if I don’t win. I have a 5 yo great-niece that will just love those things.

  85. patricia says:

    So cute- even cuter in real life. A gal at Friday night knitting had made the gnome shown on the cover and attached it to a ring! Really, really cute!

  86. Wow. That book is really cute! I may need to make sure it’s in my collection. πŸ™‚

  87. I want to knit more tiny things after knitting some tiny embellishments for a children’s garment!

  88. Awwww! I want that cuteness! Oh mighty random number generator please pick me!

  89. Kathleen says:

    I am imagining all kinds of Tiny Holiday garland, or Tiny Animals hanging from a baby mobil. Thanks for sponsoring this lottery.

  90. Helllloooooo, random number generator!!! Here I am!! Ready and waiting to be picked!!

    he smaller things are, the more adorable they get … this book looks filled with preciousness.

  91. Ashley Solomon says:

    I follow Anna’s blog. I love her tiny knits. They are so adorable!

  92. It is indeed adorable!

  93. Those are almost as adorable as Lucy! I also loved Anna’s first book. I’m sure this one is just as fantastic.

  94. Diane Snyder says:

    How adorable! I would *Love* to have a copy of this book!

  95. Oh I could so see some of those being turned into a crib mobile for a nursery. Have way too many new little ones in my life at moment and looking for more to make for them.
    Thank you for sharing the pictures of this book.

  96. Aww, I love that little lion!

  97. I think I would have so much fun with this book! I love making the little cute bits. They are such fun surprises and great gifts.

  98. My daughter and I have been fans of her blog for ages, especially the Tiny Things series, so we’re very excited to see this book!

  99. How cute! I’d sure like to win the book.

  100. This is the first tiny things book that made we want to actually make things this small. Thanks for the opportunity & the sharing!