My current work in progress:

Sundew,by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, using 3.25mm and 4mm needles.


Last week I got a review copy of Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi: More Than 40 Itty-Bitty Minis to Knit, Wear, and Give by 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. My 15 year old daughter would love these tiny critters. Thanks for sharing the book.

  2. Oh, so cute!

  3. I love the tiny animals!! What a great book. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Way cute. I can see these as toppers for all of my Christmas gifts instead of the storebought things I usually use.

  5. cuuuuute!

  6. Kuaikuai says:

    Be sure to check out the designer’s blog if you haven’t already. It’s like lol cats for yarn 🙂 and there are caption contests for free patterns.

  7. I’m already thinking stocking stuffers for Christmas. Aren’t they just the bee’s knees ? 🙂

  8. That charm bracelet has my name on it — and maybe one day the book, too? Please, please, please!

  9. So cute! I’d love to win this!

  10. Just too cute for words. Thanks for the heads-up on a book that MUST be added to my library.

  11. I love the little gnomes!!

  12. Linda from Kansas says:

    Cute little critters. 🙂

  13. Beth Gray says:

    So totally cute! I can think of several gift ideas right off the top of my head.

  14. so cute…tiny corn!!

  15. Rachel K says:

    Sooo tiny. Must win!

  16. I LOVE those wee animals! And it looks like they would be really quick, perfect for last-minute gifts and using up spare scraps. If I don’t win this I will have to buy it soon!!

  17. So cute! And no calories!

  18. kelly-ann says:

    I am such a fan of Anna’s designs – everything is always so stinkin’ cute!

  19. Adorable is right! I’d love to win that book. That corn is really squee-worthy.

  20. Very cute!

  21. Looks nifty!

  22. Those are so adorable!

  23. Stacy and the rugrats says:


  24. Cynthia Harris says:

    SOOOOOO cute!!!!!!! Please enter me in the drawing. LOVE your fishy mittens – haven’t seen that movie in a long time – will have to watch it sometime soon!

  25. yeah mini stuffs!

  26. Kristen Machowski says:

    I had no idea you could cram so much cute into one book. I love the charm bracelet its such a cute idea. Good luck everyone.

  27. looks very cute. i could make clothes for those little elves who come and makes shoes each night! love a copy

  28. So adorable! And kisses for Lucy!

  29. Adorable is right! Too cute!!

  30. I would love to do some of those for my boys! The new one is too small for such tiny things yet but I’m sure his older brother would love them.

  31. Lauren Kowalczewski says:

    Ohhh, how sweet!! I’d love to make my cousin little ones lots of mini’s. We have kids, cats and BIG people who would love some of those.
    Hoping and wishing to win the book.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hi to Lucy from Cassie and Zoe.

  32. This book looks really interesting! Thank you for the detailed review!

  33. would love to give that sort of knitting a go; sure my boys would find it interesting to watch too

  34. Too cute! I’ve become addicted to knitted animals … 🙂

  35. Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury says:

    I have grandkids who would love to play with critters from this book, so please sign me up for the drawing.

    And my kitty, Tikki, says to tell Lucy, hello! Tikki wants me to put her on my blog, too, since having a cat on your blog is uber-classy. I need to take more photos of her in order to do that, and she isn’t very patient when I try to get her to pose. Guess I’ll just have to stick with the candid shots.

  36. Gail Rector says:

    As you said… ADORABLE!
    As are the Goldfish Mittens which I plan on making.

  37. I adore Anna’s mochimochiland designs! Oh, please, random number generator, pick me!

  38. Perfect gift for me to make my new grandbaby………….

  39. What fun it would be to win this adorable book.

  40. Carol Ann says:

    I have 6 grandchildren under the age of 10…boy, would they love these critters!
    Carol Ann

  41. Grandkids and teeny tiny minies. What more could a grandma ask for!

  42. peggy connolly says:

    Oh my gosh; I have to learn how to do this!

  43. Kay Stasik says:

    I am going to plan a mobile with those cute animals and another for the kitchen with the edibles!

  44. KayDee Stasik says:

    I am going to plan a mobile with those cute animals and another for the kitchen with the edibles! And this is the first time I have been to this site so i did not say this already!

  45. So cute and look like alot of fun to knit.

  46. The tiny knits would go great with my little crochet amigarumi!

  47. WAAAYYYY too cute!!!!!! Would love these t-tinys in this book.

  48. August 11 is my birthday, so that book would be an awesome present!! 😉

  49. Even the name mochimochi screams cute. I love your website thanks for sharing your book.

  50. Diane Tetreault says:

    I think I could get hooked on these tiny little bundles of fun.
    Many thanks for the giveaway.

  51. They are adorable-
    Thank you for sharing.

  52. Too cute! Thanks for making the book available!

  53. those are soooo cute! and small is good because I might actually get things done in a reasonable amount of time.

  54. NANCY WENBERG says:

    The patterns are absolutely adorable and I have 3 little kids that I make Christmas gifts for who would dearly love to have one or more of them to love.

  55. Halcyon Neumann says:

    Oh, this is precious! If I don’t win this drawing, I think I will have to rush right out and buy a copy.

  56. I can attest to this: mochimochiland is addictive…….I have ordered this book and am waiting not so patiently…………I have knit many of her patterns and given friends some of the goodies……….which make people smile and laugh………it will be a treasure!!

  57. Totally adorable eye candy I’d love to make, share, and keep! Fingers crossed!

  58. Would love to give these little guys a whirl! Thanks for passing it on!

  59. My little girl would love some of these tiny little creatures and things.

  60. Oh, Wendy, I would love to win this book.
    How sweet !
    You know, Lucy would want my name to be picked
    as the lucky winner. Isn’t that right, Lucy!


  61. This book looks darling! I’ll make one for Lucy filled with catnip if I get picked by your random generator!

  62. Might. Expire. From. THE CUTENESS!!!!!

  63. More projects for me to try! What a temptation.

  64. Lee Long says:

    What a cute little book. Hope you have a copy to keep for yourself.

  65. Aww, that’s so cute! Those would make really good accessories 🙂

  66. Adorable. I would love to win. Thanks

  67. Those are adorable!

  68. Celestine says:

    Oh WOW this book is too kewl….My grandaughter would just love these….

  69. BeverlyL says:

    Those look adorable! Thanks for letting us know about the book, and for sharing your copy.

  70. Susan Shelly says:

    Looks like a really cute book! My daughter would love some of these little knitted cuties;O))

  71. Jennifer says:

    I have to say that book is really cute. I can’t believe how cute something can be just because it is tiny. Thanks for sharing with us!

  72. I hope I win and I hope there’s a pattern for a teeny-tiny Lucy in the book.

  73. Shirley Ryan says:

    They look adorable…I have never made any before, but it would be fun to try. Thanks again for another prize! 🙂

  74. The book seems to be very nice and I love your blog.

  75. carol walther says:

    Such Cuteness!!:):) What a saint you are to give yours away!:)

  76. Adorable! Pick me, pick me, pick me! Thanks for the chance to win this!

  77. This is just the kind of stuff that my kids are always begging me to knit. Throw my name in the hat and thanks for putting this up for a drawing for us!

  78. Oh the possibilities…:)

  79. Dana Attwood says:

    I would love to try mochimochi. I’ve always adored the sweet little critters.

  80. I have a friend who would adore this book—I’d love to win it for her!

  81. oh my. I have some grandkiddles who would love their grandma to knit a whole bunch of those things for them….

  82. Stacey D says:

    Awesome. Finally something at a scale that I might actually finish!!

  83. They are sooo cute.

  84. What pretty colors in your knitting. Adorable book.

  85. So sweet and cute!

  86. Those are sooooooo adorable!!!!! What is it about tiny things that are so cute???

  87. Rowanfalar says:

    Yep, adorable seems to cover it. I would love to get this book. I’d have a ball knitting them up for my DD.

  88. I have Anna’s first book. The only thing I have made is a few mini mountains, but they turned out really cute. If I don’t win, I will buy. The instructions are very good in the first book.

  89. Squeee! So cute! Whoever wins this is very lucky!

  90. OMG, so cute!!!!! And all knits, no crochet to muddle my mind@ I must have this to make lots of sweet things for the grands!!!!!!

  91. I’d love to get my hands on this book, and then hand it off to my friend, who loves knitting these tiny treasures!

  92. I loved Anna’s first bool, and this one looks even better!

  93. I would love this book! 🙂 irishshammrocks(@)yahoo(.)com

  94. audreayoda says:

    I could so see my little girl with a charm bracelet of these little things she would just go crazy.

  95. Looks sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

  96. Theresa (tbinks) says:

    My daughter would love this charm bracelet!!! It would be awesome to win this book, if not it is on my wish list for sure! Thanks for showing it to us.

  97. How cute! Please enter me also. Thanks.

  98. Is Lucy “helping” with your knitting by modelling for a teeny kitty?

  99. Looks like fun, count me in.

  100. I hope they have some tiny horses to knit. My teen would love these patterns too!