Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi Book Giveaway

Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi
It's no secret that I am huge fan of Anna Hrachovec's work. Last week was the release of her second book, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi. The idea for this book started from her blog. She made it a personal challenge to design a new tiny toy every day for a month in 2009. But it didn't end there. She has kept it going and it has been so much fun seeing what she comes up with every week.

The book has over 40 itty-bitty toys to knit, wear and to give. The projects are quick to knit up and super adorable. Although the toys uses fingering weight yarn, it can be made with any weight yarn. Last year, I test knitted one of her tiny collections and they still came out very cute with worsted weight yarn.

Besides the cuteness, Anna's clever construction techniques is another reason you should try her patterns. Just like her first book, she has included "Toy Techniques" in the beginning of the book. It has step-by-step instructions and photographs to ensure that your toys will come out perfectly.

The following pictures are some of my favorite projects from the book. It was hard to choose, so I had Melody pick them out. She has been obsessively flipping through the book picking the projects she wants me to make. I can't wait until she is old enough so I can teach her to knit.
chickens
Cupcake
Robot
XO
Eggs
Monkeys
All photos are from the book, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi.

For a chance to win a copy of the book, please leave a comment stating that you want to be entered in the giveaway. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you, either Ravelry name, blog link, or email address. Giveaway ends on August 31, 2011. If I don't hear from the winner after 1 week, I will draw another name. Good Luck! (ETA: The book is being sent by the publisher so the giveaway is only open to people with a US address. Sorry for the mix up.)

A huge thank you to Potter Craft for providing me a copy to giveaway to my readers.

119 comments:

Meghan said...

Ack! Too cute! I want this book! I was planning to make some of these as surprises for my little girls lunchbox. Please enter me in this giveaway! How generous!

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh my goodness, yes please enter me in the giveaway for this adorable book. You can reach me either through my blog link on my name or via Ravelry (PprmntMochaMama).

I am loving the itty bitty cupcakes and monkeys - oh the havoc I could knit up!!

Erin Joy said...

Who wouldn't fall in love with this book?? Thanks for sharing the love!

Elaina said...

What a cute book! I would love to be entered for it! Thanks! Those cupcakes are so funny!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! These are just too cute!
Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

Debbie1085 said...

That is very creative book. Please enter me in the drawing.

Karla said...

I just saw this book on Ravelry!! Lots of cute little things to knit! Please enter me in the drawing for the book!

Amanda D Allen said...

I love Anna's toys! I would love to be entered in the contest. I have to make those Xs and Os.

CelticCastOn said...

ohhh those cupcakes are soooo adorable! Would love to be entered.

Mylyne said...

I'd love, love, love to be entered in the giveaway! Mylynedj @ravelry.com

Kassia said...

Ooo so cute! Enter me in the drawing please!!

Jean Ashley said...

I LOVE her work, and it would be great practice for me to create such tiny creatures! Thanks for hosting a giveaway, and please enter me in the running for the book. I'm jashleyslc on ravelry.

grandmastatus said...

Please enter me! I've been waiting for this book to come out. such cute ideas!!
grandmastatus on Ravelry
good luck to everyone :)

tomobeans said...

I NEED this book~!
I love mochimochi stuff :)

syd said...

That would be SO FUN - I love the teeny creatures! sydney.cole at gmail

Bella said...

these little critters are tOO cute!
kawaii desu ne!
I need this book and *must* learn to make 'em:D
please enter me for the contest, thanks so much:)
bells DOT franco AT gmail DOT com

Jessey said...

Teeny blue monkeys! Yay!

Kelly K. said...

The mochimochis are so cute! I saw the display at the Lion Brand Studio and was enamoured with its tinyness and cuteness. I would love to win a copy of the book to make some myself!

Ravname: kellknit

Mae Belle Creations and Musings said...

Awesome! Please enter me for the giveaway :) I crochet, but have always wanted to learn to knit and these little toys are just adorable!

Raydra Hall said...

Please, please enter me in the giveaway!!! I love Mochimochi!!! raydrah at yahoo.com

Teas said...

I'd love to be entered. I love her patterns. I still want to get her first book but her tiny one looks awesome. Thank you for sharing. <3

My Ravelry is frenchteas

Tammy davidson said...

I love her teeny tiny knitted things.
Please enter me in the drawing.
RAV ID: tammy9170

Cassey said...

Would love to win a copy of the book! Ravelry is casseymarie74

crookedlittlehouse said...

Can you stand to hear the word cute again? love this book!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE ANNA - I have a copy of her first book and have enjoyed knitting up several of her first little friends. I would be great to win a copy of her next book, but if not I definitely will be buying a copy!

My ravelry is LeeMarie1007

Ms Marcie said...

I would love to be entered! My Ravelry name is NyKnittyWolf!!!

Jill said...

I love her patterns! So many to love too. She and this book are amazing!

little ej said...

please enter me! my ravelry username is littleknitwit :)

Beth said...

Please enter me into the drawing! I'm Desdemina on Ravelry.

Sarah said...

I love Anna's designs and would love to be entered in the book giveaway!

Ravelry: saraq24

mellowpuff said...

Ohhhhhhhh...... yay! Would love a chance to win this... There are several things already that I know I want to make for friends... Thanks for the chance!

sensistar said...

I would love to be entered to win this fabulous book!!! What a great giveaway! Thank you!

Ravelry: (sensistar)

Annie said...

I would love love love to win this book! I'm a beginner knitter as I primarily crochet my amigurumi dolls. This would be the perfect motivation to knit!!!! :) Please enter me in the book giveaway :)

Raverly: anniegurumi
Wordpress: http://anniegurumi.wordpress.com

APlanet4Creation said...

Please enter me for the drawing. You know how to contact me. :) I hope I can see what I knit though, my eyes are going. Good thing my new bifocal glasses are ready. :P

Kathleen said...

This book looks amazing! I love Anna's patterns and the teeny tiny ones are just so much fun! Please count me in the giveaway!

Kathleen (katbetty on Ravelry)

Amy said...

These are so adorable, especially the fried eggs and chickens! I would love, love, love to win this awesome book!! Please enter me! Ravelry: amyb79

Bgstoner said...

Please enter me in the contest! Most of the things I have seen in that book are just so cute.
Ravelry: bgstoner
or bgstoner AT gmail (dot) com

slm said...

I'd love to enter this contest - I'm asarahm in raverly and zlynehka at gmail dot com.

I've been following Anna since she was featured in Knitty but only recently found your site - you have some beautiful things! Thank you so much for sharing!

MJ said...

Please enter me in this givaway! These designs are sooo cute

love2stitch said...

The chickens and eggs sunny side up are beyond cute

Shannon said...

Enter me in the contest please. I am so in love with this book!

Road Quill said...

Adorable :) Please enter me in the giveaway!

Marisa said...

Oh I hope I win. I want to make the eggs.

TimRachel said...

Please enter me in the draw. I think they are adorable.

Amy said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing. I have the first book and I am so in love with it! I saw this one this morning at knitting...so cute! My Ravelry ID is amachael. Thanks for sharing!

Loretta said...

<3 the cupcakes!

tinyscribbler@aol.com said...

Just love Anna's work! Would love to win her book! Thanks for the giveaway!

lauren said...

Love, love, love! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!

Tezcatlipoca98 said...

OOoohh I was just paging through this book at the store earlier today.
Please enter me in to the drawing.
Rav ID : Tezcatlipoca98

Sarah said...

I love micro things! Anna's mini toys are so amazing! My Ravelry is SariKnit, and I must own this book! :D Thanks!

woolandchocolate said...

I have been WAITING for this book to come out. Please let me win. Otherwise, I guess it is a trip to Amazon! :)

Karen said...

I love the gnome and the monkeys, miniatures are so cute and don't take long to knit!

nubsmom said...

I love the minis! I would love to win this book.

Kathleen said...

Kathleen( croquetqueen on Ravelry)
These creations are the best
Love the gnome and the eggs
fingers crossed to win
Thank you!!

oylenshpeegul said...

Oh, yes, please enter me in the contest! I am oylenshpeegul on ravelry or gmail.

AlishaMisha said...

Oooo I want to enter! *jumps up and down waving arm* Ooo, ooo, pick me! pick me!

patriotschick@hotmail.com

fatkat07 said...

I was just at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and they had some teeny tiny marine animal knots in their gift shop! I took a picture hoping that would be enough to figure out their shapes.... But this lovely book would be great help!!!

My ravelry name is fatkat07 and I would love it if you entered me in the drawing. :)

Megan said...

Oh, yes please enter me!
I've been seeing some of these pop up on Ravelry and they are sooooo cute!

Thanks,
Megan
Sugarlaneknits on Rav

Yarny Days said...

Anna is such a clever designer. What cute stuff she has going on there!

~Ruth said...

Oh, I need this book! I want to add oodles of these to my yarn bombing project at my house. They would be soooo adorable!

Thanks!
Ruth
rdejam@gmail.com

The A-team said...

Oh, need this for world's cutest granddaughter PLEASE enter me in the drawing!
llamahum@frii.com

Thanks much!
Kris

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! Pick me! Pick me! I love all these patterns. They are SO cute!!! (I'm making Tubbie and Flushie now.) aedorsey@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I would be SOO happy to win a copy of thus book!!
Blog: http://em1k0.wordpress.com/

Sara said...

These are so adorable. I'd love to win this book!
sarabyron@att.net
SareBearKnits on ravelry

emicat said...

oh my gosh, there are so many patterns I'd like to knit from this! I love the chicken, the cupcakes and the sunny side eggs.. too freaking cute!

my blog is java gibber or I'm emicat on Rav.

Leighknitone said...

What a pity I can't enter. With the exchange rate imported books are so expensive in South Africa.

Love the monkeys.

Julee Perkins said...

I am so in awe of all the creative genius involved with creating these little guys! Love them all & would really love to win this book. My teen daughter would take them straight off the needles. If I'm chosen, I swear I will share the mochimochi love!

Ravelry id: jitterytoo. email: jitterytoo@yahoo.com

Bonney said...

Isn't this book the cutest thing you've ever seen? I'd love to win this book!

Tracy said...

I too love her designs! My kids would be so excited if I won the book, they always want me to make the something cute,. My rav name is psst, or my email address is sweet.t.Tracy@gmail.com. :)

mooncalf said...

Hee hee this made me laugh:

"She has been obsessively flipping through the book picking the projects she wants me to make. I can't wait until she is old enough so I can teach her to knit"

I have some gift knitting to do and all I really want is to make things for myself :) Grown ups can knit their own things right?

It might look like I have all the knitwear a person could ever need but I don't have tiny knitted fried eggs!!!

Ronnie said...

Oh my gosh!! These are just adorable!

Lynn R. said...

How cute. I could even finish these little guys. I would love to win the book.(rav name Lynn12345)

kim said...

These are soooo cute! I want to make them all. Nice picks, Melody.

Dena said...

I have this book on my wish list. Now I wish I would win it. Thank you for the giveaway.
rav: dmr

mhchong said...

Eeeek!....They are adorable! I'd love to win the book and make my own! Thanks for the giveaway.

mhchong@aol.com

Deb said...

Ooooh! I'd love to win! These are all so wonderful!!!

Teresa said...

That book is so full of cuteness it's just unreal! I'd love to win it!
trhfox at gmail

Lib said...

I have 4 girls and the 2nd one is learning to knit. Would LOVE to be able to give this to her for uber fun projects!!

heavenspeas@bellsouth.net

Thank you for the giveaway!

Libby

eichhornchen said...

Would looove to have this book. Thanks for hosting the drawing! My Ravelry name is txjan

Jenna aka RetroLemon on Ravelry said...

Looks like a fun book! I LOVE the monkeys!

dalsee said...

Plz enter me for this great giveaway!
luv reading your blog..thanx

laura said...

awwwww iv just starting to learn to knit and i fell in love with these little guys the moment i seen them on ravelry!! i would love to be in the giveaway.and im a new fan to ur blog...love it! xxx

princesscyanide on ravelry xxx

hetty said...

OMG! I think I'm in love! Thank you for letting me enter this giveaway.

Lynnette Moore said...

Love the eggs!

Jade said...

These are too cute! They'd make such excellent gifts. I'd love to have a copy of the book!

Barb said...

i:ve never seen anything like those before! I love the chickens and the garden gnome ones!!! Please enter me in the giveaway! (BTW, new rss feed follower!)

barbs562 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

thnaks so much for the giveaway. It looks really cute! Debbie H

gussek at hotmail dot com

Lizzie Bordello said...

Aww, I love the little chickens! Please enter me in the drawing. :) (Came here from "Bittersweet"..."

lulubelle said...

Oh, please enter me in the "Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi" book giveaway. Everything is sooo cuuute!

Kelly said...

I'd love to win this book; everything in it is so adorable!

girlinthegarden AT gmail.com

mayumi32083 said...

LOVE it!! Thanks for throwing my name in the hat for the book giveaway!! I'd love to make some tiny cupcakes!!

Thank you!!

judy said...

yes, yes, I would like to be in the giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a cute book! My Ravelry name is 'Heavenlybabies.'

Anonymous said...

I always love cute and quick knits for presents for my grnadkids :) Please enter me in your giveaway. Christmas is coming so some might be used on presents instead of bows. Thanks
Jennifer G

Anonymous said...

I loved Anna's first book and this one looks so amazing I can't wait to get my hands on it.

rav id: lochknitsmonster

Sasha said...

This book looks awesome - I'd like to be entered in the giveaway! :)

sasharintha@aol.com

Lisa N. said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I'm a fan of Anna's work and I'd love to win a copy of this book!

rocket_kay at hotmail dot com

rohanknitter said...

Please enter me, I would love to win a copy. There's several little things I'd love to make & I like that she's got some toy making tips included.

Sisu4knit said...

Hoping for the best. Sure would love to try my hand at making such cute little knit objects of JOY

lorraine said...

i would love to win! the little guys in this book are so cute! raineoc@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

Looks like an amazingly cute and fun book! Please add me! My Rav name is KatranWolf

Flap said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Anna Hrachovec is my knitting idol!

Jenn said...

I would love to knit some teeny tiny mochi for my kids. I have made them all sorts of toys from Anna's first book. From human beans to hamsters. Love the tiny knits, they are so quick to make...nearly instant gratification

Knittinggirl said...

I would definitely LOVE to be entered in this giveaway!

I'm knittinggirl13 on Ravelry.

~Alesha~ said...

I so want a copy of this book! Her little designs are adorable. I still think she needs to do a platypus. :) Thanks for hosting!

angel_eyez20[at]msn[dot]com

rhymeswithspoon said...

oh man! so adorable! i'd love to win a copy.

Margie said...

This book is adorable! I'd love to win a copy!

margievz@gmail.com

noreen said...

This book is just too cute, would love to win
:)

alysia said...

I'd love to win! Ravelry ID: alyoops24

Anonymous said...

such a wonderful book. I would like to try some of the projects.

Anonymous said...

such fun and cute looking projects - i would love to win the book.

jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

StarSpry said...

These are just the cutest little knits!! I would love to be entered into the drawing :)

StarSpry on Ravelry

Irisha said...

Oh, so cute! Who doesn't love toys&! Even big people do! Thank you, Iryna

Lynn said...

What a cute book! I would love to be entered in the giveaway. That little gnome is killing me!

lynn[dot]chouw[at]gmail[dot]com

Sayschnicklefritz said...

I didn't think anything could top the tiny toothpaste, but those eggs prove me wrong.

Enter me!

Amanda said...

Tiny stuff turns me into a 4 year old girl! So cute!! I'd love to be entered, please. Thanks!

amanda.leone at gmail dot com

annemarie said...

Oh would I love this book - love that little cupcake.

Tracy said...

I'd love to be entered. Thank you!

tracyannhong[at]gmail[dot]com

Suzanne said...

The patterns are so cute! I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thanks for giving us a chance to win the book. :)

I'm "knicknacks" on Ravelry.

Sheila said...

Such cute little critters! I'd love to win a copy of the book, enter me in the contest pleases