For the last two weeks I've been obsessed with Anna Hrachovec's new book, Knitting Mochimochi. Every few minutes I find myself flipping through it. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Anna at Brooklyn General for the release party for her new book. While there, I was able to see all of the toys from her new book. For a long time, I've had a crush on her line of knitted toys. Last year I even bought yarn and dug out some needles to begin. I was all ready, but never started it.
Lately, I've found myself repeatedly flipping through pages 71 to 75 of Anna's book. The pages contain the pattern for Grouchy Couch. When I saw him at Brooklyn General, I knew I wanted to knit him up.
Knitting Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec (Book Cover)
I'm in the middle of the colorwork section of the base. I had a little trouble starting the base. It took me about 2 to 3 tries to get the provisional cast-on right. The first time I was a little overeager and didn't read the pattern and used a cable cast-on. The second time I casted on, my stitches were all twisted and wonky. (Is that even a word? Hope you understand.) After a half hour of watching You Tube videos on provisional cast-ons, I did it. Yay!!!
The Base of Mr. Grouchy Couch
Besides, Grouchy Couch, I've been working on my Button Up Cowl. I finished the cable pattern and am now working on a whole lot of ribbing. It's kind of mindless, which is a plus. Mindless TV knitting is always a plus for me. Hopefully, the next post you see here will be about it being finished.
Happy Knitting! ♥