Monday, November 1, 2010

Mochimochi Land: The Killing Fields of cute

Warning some images are so cute your brain might explode into candy.

So a few days before I got married I went to the opening for the Mochimochi Land exhibit in NYC. Mochimochi Land is made entirely of yarn, no electronics or gadgetry, just the brightly colored soft cord that wraps itself around your heart. All created by a single pair of hands whom govern this land, Anna Hrachovec of Brooklyn.

Here we see the Mochimochi Land worm rolling though all things adorable.

Do you knit? If you don't, I think you should learn how and make these things for me. Here we have a family of cute yarn creatures having a picnic on top of the Mochimochi Land mountains.

These purple fellas live in a swamp and eat unicorns, because they taste like candy. Notice the little tuft of tail sticking out of the guy on the right.

I am not knitter or one who knits, but I know there is some serious skill involved in the creation of these creatures. They are impossibly small. One might think only the hands of children could make these, but no, anyone can make them. Anna Hrachovec has unleashed her cute virus onto the world though her first book, Knitting Mochimochi: 20 Super-Cute Strange Designs for Knitted Amigurumi. Available on the Mochimochi Land website and on Amazon.

Anna will show you patterns on how to create your own adorable army of yarn.

Be sure to check out her site: Mochimochi Land

Her book makes a great Christmas present! Get it here on Amazon.

I would like to thank Stu Horvath for suggesting we get some culture and taking me to this event. Incidentally, Stu has his mother working like a Vietnamese Nike employee churning these little monsters out.

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