2018 Geek-A-Long: Sherlock Revisited

Hi. Hello. This is Jac, coming to you live from Vogue Knitting Live. Currently, I am sitting in booth 120 on the 5th floor of the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, waiting for the marketplace floor to open. Like the extremely smart person that I am, I did not upload the pattern I had planned for today before leaving for New York on Thursday, so you probably won’t get to read this (and download your brand new Sherlock GAL pattern) until after we pack up and head home tonight.

I’ll probably talk more about VK Live later this week, but…

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2018 Geek-A-Long Leaderboards

The five-year anniversary of the Geek-A-Long is a lot like the first time I rode a roller coaster. The excitement as my mom drove us to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. The fleeting moments of doubt and fear as we stood in line to get in and then the crippling anxiety and fear as we queued up to ride the Blue Streak. As it’s officially 2018 and we’re merely days away from releasing the first square of the year, I have definitely worked my way through the excitement and fleeting moments of doubt all the way into crippling anxiety….

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Five Years of Geeking Along

Traditionally, the gift for a five-year anniversary is supposed to be something made of wood. The closest I can get to that is maybe the Tree Hugger set of Twinkle Toes. And while I think all of you should knit Megan-Anne’s free sock pattern of the same name, not every one likes to knit socks. Crazy, I know. But it’s true. So, we spent the better part of 2017 deciding the best way to celebrate.

We went back and looked at past blankets for inspiration. The first blanket in 2014 was an eclectic mix of…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Thor

He’s hot. He’s sexy. He doesn’t understand your human ways. He’s…

THOR, GOD OF THUNDER!

Lightning bolts and abs aside, I never got into the Thor comics. The closest I ever got was when he made an appearance in Squirrel Girl, which honestly was delightful. Loki turned himself into Cat Thor and then stayed that way for a while just to upset Thor. Straight up charming, guys.

Squirrel Girl comics

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Linvilla Pullover Pint-Sized

Is it possible to have an Eggo Waffle hangover? Because I’m pretty sure I have one. Over the weekend, we had a nine-hour-long Stranger Things 2 marathon party, and we ate an embarrassing amount of waffles. I’m talking about bought-it-in-bulk-from-CostCo amount of embarrassing. I naively thought I’d have some left over for breakfast for the next month, but no. We went at them like it was our jobs. On the upside, my sugar high ensured that I made serious progress on my Christmas knitting.

But today isn’t about…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Beast Boy

Even though we put the final Geek-A-Long Guild boxes of the year into the mail, I still have trouble believing this is the 44th square, which means there are only four left after today! FOUR. Where did the year even go? How did we get only two days away from November? I swear to Chuck ::winks at Supernatural fans:: that I was crocheting sea creatures pool side yesterday and making Fourth of July plans. I know I’ve been chipping away at my Christmas knitting, knocking items of…

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Currently Crushing On

Hello and good morning! How are you as we enter the final stretch of October? I was doing awesome. For the first time in my adult life, I managed to purchase Halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters a week in advance instead of scrambling to get it the day of, but now it turns out there was a reason why I wait until the last minute: my dear husband, who is currently laying in bed moaning, “Why did you let me do this to me?”

Normally, my husband is the responsible one in our relationship since I’m the hurricane of crazy.

Megan-Anne at…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Blue Beetle

The Blue Beetle I know and love, Jaime Reyes, was actually the third person to take on the Scarab. He was a relatively normal kid from Texas until he discovered the Blue Beetle Scarab on his way home from school. He took it home and it did exactly what your innermost nightmares thought it would. It came alive, grafted itself onto his spine, and induced some weird dreams. Super fun, right?

To make matters even creepier, the Scarab is part of a living hive-mind, genetically engineered by these jerky aliens called…

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Giveaway Winner and Advent Yarn Calendars

Hi. Hello. How are you? I’m 100 percent hungover, so I’m going to need everyone to read quietly today. Last night, my husband and I celebrated our 4-year anniversary, and I might’ve gotten a little carried away drinking these blackberry Moscato cocktail things. They’d bring me this single serve martini shaker filled with deliciousness and then I’d pour it into a glass of Moscato… It seemed like a great idea at the time. You see, my husband and I take turns being the designated driver, he gets Valentines Day and I get our anniversary, but we have this rule…

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Hunting Sasquatch

Our knit and search mystery knit along has drawn to a close, which means it’s time for me to share our photos of the completed design!

I’m not sure where other designers take photos of their samples. They all either seem to have one big blank wall in their house or live on a farm or something. I don’t know. There’s no such thing as a blank white wall in either of our houses or even in the dye studio. Add in the fact that we live in the…

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