Toys, people! Who doesn't love toys? They make you smile, give you something to squeeze and hug, and can even sit on the couch and watch TV with you. But could the toy be a couch, or an old-fashioned television? Is that too weird? Not if the toy is mochimochi, the super-cute and strange knitted toys author Anna Hrachovec created after fallingi n love with the bizarre character designs that are popular in Japan. A mochimochi can be anything, from fearsome baby gators to pigs with beehive hairdos, from the toe-nibbling monster slippers to an assortment of itty-bitty hamsters, micro mountains, and human beans complete with comb-overs! And what knitter doesn't need a diversion from the usual socks, hats, and scarves? Many of these toys take less than an hour to make. Don't worry, even a beginner can learn to knit mochimochi. If your toy comes out a little lumpy, it'll only add to its personality! Whether it's a bite-free bed bug, a smiling smokestack, or a grouchy couch--these 20 toys are quirkier than teddy bears but every bit as adorable. From the Trade Paperback edition.dutifully knitted scarves and hats for a long tirne. ... that I see, starting with the wonderfully bizane character designs I first found in Japan when I lived there as a high-school exchange student. ... My love of cute and strange things has led me to amochifya all manner of animals, objects, and even weather patterns. From a knittera#39;s perspective, making toys, or arnigurumi (ah-mee-goo-ROO-mee), as they are often called, after the Japanese term for knitted or crocheted toys, is great fun.
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