2016 Geek-A-Long: Batman Arkham Asylum

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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 17th. Come out and say hi! We can talk about the Geek-A-Long, knitting, video games, and most importantly Pokemon Go.

I’m sad that we already released the Charmander square, because all I want to do is wander around my neighborhood paying Pokemon Go. And when I’m not playing Pokemon Go, I want to talk about Pokemon Go. I promised Megan-Anne I wouldn’t bring it up since this is a post about Batman, but here I am… still talking about it. Sorry, Megan-Anne and Batman! It isn’t my fault that Niantic refused to set a USA release date and I couldn’t coincide it with the Charmander square.

Let me just say one more thing before we get back to our regularly scheduled GAL post, GO TEAM RED.

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Some of you might have noticed that Batman has been featured on the Geek-A-Long twice already with a Gotham City skyline in 2014 and Poison Ivy in 2015. There was even an alternate square released in 2014 of the classic Batman symbol. We’re bringing him back for the third fourth time, because I love Batman. See also this picture of my husband and I in our Batman onesies a couple of Christmas’s ago.

You’re welcome.

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The Arkham series of Batman video games are a blast to play and, in my opinion, are the best superhero games out there. It’s a good mix between platforming, puzzles, and action. The stories are great and the artwork is well done. Plus, they got Mark Hamill to reprise the role of Joker from his days of voicing him in Batman: The Animated Series. Some people like to say that Heath Ledger was the best Joker, but those people are wrong. Mark Hamill is the best. Hands down.

Also, him singing “Only You” at the end of Arkham City is freaking chilling. Have a listen here.

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Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Batman Arkham Asylum pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @jac_attacking or Megan-Anne @Doctor_Llama with the hashtag #geekalong!

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Jac
I will not apologize for adding more Batman. In some shape or form, he will find his way onto every blanket. Next year, I think it’ll be in the form of Robin or Nightwing. hehehehehe 

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