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 Week 28 of the Geek-A-Long 

Batman: Arkham Asylum

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 Bijou Basin Ranch 

View the Geek-A-Long's latest benefactor

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 Find us at Yarnings in Skippack, PA July 16th 

Let's hang out!

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About Us

Once upon a time, all the way back in 2000 and late, Megan-Anne and Jac lived in a world of knitted scarves and crocheted granny square blankets made of acrylic yarn. It was a sad...

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Events

Let’s hang out! Lattes & Llamas is hitting the road this year. Here is where you can expect to find us: Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival March 4-6, 2016 Friday: 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm...

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Shop

Real life is hard. Best to ignore it and drown your sorrow in yarn. Whether you need an Adventure, an Escape, or just a quick Vacation, Lattes & Llamas has the fiber therapy to get...

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Geek-A-Long

How It Works The Geek-A-Long is a yearlong mystery blanket knit-along. Each Sunday in 2016 Lattes & Llamas will post a double sided knitting pattern (with directions on how to convert it to tapestry crochet)...

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whats new in the shop

Crossroads yarn $18

Put aside everything you know about workhorse yarns, wool doesn’t need to be scratchy to be durable and machine washable. Our Crossroads worsted weight yarn has eight decadent plies that make it soft, silky, and full of bounce.

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Vacation Yarn Minis $5.00

Everything is cuter when its tiny, and mini skeins are no exception! Vacation Yarn was designed to be the perfect me-time getaway. Made with 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon, this yarn is the perfect choice for socks that you plan to love for a long time.

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SALE: Adventure Yarn $21 $17!

Ready for an adventure this summer? Get ‘Extra Jimmies’ and ‘Love Shack’ on sale while supplies last!

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New Year, New Theme, New Yarn

HOW IT WORKS

In 2016, Louet North American will donate 50 cents to Child’s Play Charity for every skein sold to knit/crochet a Geek-A-Long blanket! Yeah. You read that right. Every time a skein of GEMS worsted yarn is sold to a Geek-A-Long knitter or crocheter, Child’s Play gets 50 cents. Here’s some sweet math for you: If you knit 24 GAL squares with GEMS worsted yarn to create the official sized blanket, you will need 24 skeins. That means you get two squares out of two contrasting colored skeins while Child’s Play Charity receives 12 dollars just for you knitting the blanket.

Mention the Geek-A-Long when you place your yarn order. The best and easiest way is to purchase the yarn through your local yarn store or through Louet. This process also supports your LYS, so everyone wins. If your store currently stocks Louet’s GEMS worsted, they just have to mention that their customers are making GAL blankets when they place their next order. If your store doesn’t carry Louet, they can still get it for the whole store or just for you. Let your LYS know you want Louet GEMS yarn. Have the shop owner contact us and we’ll send them a media kit with all the Louet and GAL info they’ll need, including direct contact information for Pam Van Stralen of Louet, who will be handling the per-skein donations. I swear, it’s a majorly easy process.

Let your LYS know you want Louet GEMS yarn.

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latest from the blog

2016 Geek-A-Long: Kingdom Hearts
Posted By Jacquline Cappuccino  Posted On 24-Jul-2016

Welcome to week 30 of the Geek-A-Long! I can't believe there are only 18 squares left after this one. I swear we just started this blanket. Weren't we fighting for our fandoms last week? Oh wait, no. That was seven months ago. I hate to sound like that old lady

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2016 Geek-A-Long: Animal Crossing
Posted By Megan-Anne Llama  Posted On 17-Jul-2016

Every year there is a fandom that people seem to clamor for. Year one it was Firefly. Actually, regardless of the theme every year, folks want Firefly. Every time I've posted a spoiler this year someone guesses Animal Crossing. So this week, I thought to myself, I'll post the spoiler

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2016 Geek-A-Long: Batman Arkham Asylum
Posted By Jacquline Cappuccino  Posted On 10-Jul-2016

Before I talk about the caped crusader, I wanted to drop some good news. Lattes & Llamas is setting up a pop up store at Yarnings in Skippack, PA next weekend. Megan-Anne, me, and our big ol' stock of yarn will be hanging out there from July 15th to the

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