Knitting Mochimochi

Over a year ago, my designer friend Anna of Mochimochi Land asked me to help test knit a pattern for a book project she was working on and provide feedback for one of the designs. I was so excited to see sneak peeks and glimpse of her book along the way, and now it’s finally here: Knitting Mochimochi!
Anna was nice enough to send me a signed copy for helping her test knit, so mine arrived in the mail yesterday.
The pattern I tested was for “Grouchy Couch.” This pattern was actually a one-of-a-kind piece that she had made, and due to overwhelming response for the pattern, she ended up including it in her book. From the first time I saw Grouchy, I knew I had to do this pattern, so when I saw it as an option for testing, I responding immediately.
This was a fun and challenging project to complete. For my piece, I decided to leave the cushions off, due to the fact that I was over my finishing deadline, and also because I think I overstuffed my piece a bit. I still think it turned out great, and I have some tiny object sitting on this couch on my knitting book shelf.
Being a huge fan of Anna’s over the years and being privileged to test knit for her on a regular basis, it’s hard for me to find one favorite pattern in her new book. So here are a few:

The photography in this book is great, as are the patterns. The whole layout of the book works well together, and the extra info about how to make toys and design your own add that extra special touch to this book. I can’t wait to make more Mochimochi toys,