Sunday, November 7, 2010

Knitting Mochimochi

My good friend, Brandi Simons, is a free-lance photographer and has been working on a very fun project within the last year-and-a-half or so. A friend of hers, Anna Hrachovec, is an extremely talented and creative knitter and has made some very fun creations. Anna was actually sought out by Random House and was asked to write a book with her knitting patterns and creations. So Anna asked Brandi to take the photos for her book. It was a perfect collaboration! They worked super hard and came out with an AmAzInG book that was recently published and is now available for sale.

Brandi is known for her artistic and innovative photos and came up with some very imaginative backgrounds, locations and props for the pictures in the book. She and Anna wanted to pay tribute to their Oklahoma roots, so everyone in the book and all of the sites in the photos were actually from Oklahoma. Our family was asked to be in one of the photo shoots so, of course, we couldn't turn that down! It was at Skates Roller Skating Center in Sand Springs. You can see part of the book on Amazon here. Our skating photo is towards the front and we were even thanked on the Acknowledgements page - something's wrong with that! We should be thanking them for letting us take part in their book. It was so fun and my girlz have great memories from taking the photos.

I am so super proud of both Anna and Brandi! They did a great job and even did a book signing last week at Loops at Utica Square. I took the girlz because we wanted to show our support for Brandi - plus, I knew they would love the store! We walked in and their mouths dropped open! Being crocheters, themselves, they were in yarn heaven. Anna spoke about some of the toys she knitted and Brandi shared how she got some of the shots for the book. They sold out of their copies of books and had a great turnout from friends, family & fans!

If you'd like to learn more about Anna and her work, you can read some articles on-line here...

So now you know what you need to do. You need to go buy this book for all of your friends and family for Christmas! And you can do so right here! What are you waiting for?! Go! Shop! Check out Mochimochi Land! It's fun stuff! ;-)

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