I love my job. Working with little kids is the greatest, and my students are so smart and goofy and interesting. I could hang out with them all day.
Except for one thing.
They are little germ factories.
I’ve been sick more days in the last year than in the last five years combined. And I 100% blame my students. One of them literally sneezed directly into my face two weeks ago, and another put both her fingers up her nose mid-sentence as we talked about her sewing project. Working with kids a glamorous job. That’s for sure.
Long story short, I spent the weekend holed up on my couch, drinking mint tea, going through boxes of Kleenex and binge-watching Parks and Rec on Netflix (which is a totally amazing show that I had somehow forgotten about).
I was half-drunk on Dayquil, and couldn’t muster the concentration to work on my husband’s sweater for more than a half a row, so I decided to do something fun, goofy, and above all else, simple.
So, I got out my sock needles, scrounged up a box of leftover yarn bits, and pulled up the MochiMochi Land website.
MochiMochi Land is the ridiculous (and awesome) brainchild of Anna Hrachovec, who spends her time designing tiny, goofy knitting patterns and making amazingly detailed art installations. She’s basically my hero.
She has dozens of tiny patterns available on her website.
My personal favorites include:
Bunnies! (These are free!)
They’re perfect sick-day knitting. They’re small enough you can completely finish one in a single sitting. They’re so adorable that you can’t help but smile when you see them. And, they have no discernible purpose (other than to make you feel better).
Hopefully, I’ll feel better soon. But if I don’t, at least I’ve got my tiny knitted minions to keep me company!
What do you work on when you don’t feel like working on anything?
Don’t forget you can put a little magnet inside them (when you stuff them) and then put them on your refrigerator!
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