Last week Anna Hrachovec brought some terrifying creatures from her new book Super-Scary Mochimochi to visit! Her little monsters were super-scary and super-cute at the same time.
While she was here, Anna described her first rule of creating adorable mochimochi monsters: “Put eyes on it!”
She also gave us a few tips about knitting our own mochimochi monsters:
- Anna reminded us that you can use any kind of yarn for your monsters and that variations make quite a difference in the finished object.
- While she works in the round and prefers DPNs, Anna told us that using the magic loop method to knit in the round will work just as well. The key is to knit them in 3D without any seams.
- Eyes, of course, are crucial. Everything should have eyes. Anna favors small black eyes like Hello Kitty’s, but buttons work well too.
We got some great pictures during the event and in Anna’s class!
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Anna said that while designing the patterns in her book she was inspired by the adorable (and not really scary) trick or treating kids in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the (little bit scary) Mahna Mahna song by the Muppets, Large Marge from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (who is actually pretty scary), and Hello Kitty in a Halloween costume (not terribly frightening at all but very cute).
We had the chance to interview Anna while she was here as part of our Talks from the Yarniverse series. Check out what she had to say about her new, scary adventures!
Thank you so much for coming Anna, we can’t wait to see you again soon!