2017 Geek-A-Long Giveaway: Knitter’s Pride

The best part about receiving prize donations from Knitters Pride, other than when they occasionally throw in stuff for me and Megan-Anne too, is not knowing what will show up on our doorstep. They ask how many prizes we need and then they basically recede into the shadows, chuckling to themselves while rubbing together their hands. It’s all very Cloak and Dagger.

They’ve sent us everything from their Nova Platina Cubics to their Karbonz DPNs

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Hawkgirl

My memory of Hawkgirl from cartoons like Justice League and Justice League Unlimited was that she was a fierce independent woman, who also happened to have a one true love reincarnated with her throughout time. Since superheros tend to have multiple origin stories as they evolve with the times, I didn’t want to just rely on what I knew of…

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Geek-A-Long News

Megan-Anne and I have a lot of new stuff to share with you today. We’ve been working on some of this for a while, so I’m super hyped to finally get to show it off. First and foremost, a little business:

APRIL GEEK-A-LONG WINNERS

To reward our Geek-A-Long participants for their hard work and for raising awareness for Child’s Play Charity, we put two of our soon-to-be-released Coffee Cakes up for grabs. You can read more about the giveaway here. To qualify they had to submit their favorite 2017 Geek-A-Long square from weeks 11-16 that…

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Dabberlock Pashmina

Dear Crochet,

I know it’s been a while since we’ve spent time together. We survived long winter nights by making gloves and hats for my family. We counted down the days until autumn together, creating washcloths and amigurumi, while we dreamed of blankets and a plethora of cozies to keep my caffeinated drinks warm. I’m writing to you today to tell you that those times mean a lot to me, even though we grew apart as I spent more time with my new friends, Knitting and Cross…

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Dragonologist Shawl

I don’t know if you know this about us here at Lattes & Llamas, but we’re giant nerds. Complete shocker, right? When Megan-Anne set out to make a limited edition colorway for spring, she wanted it to have greens and blues and yellows. There are even hints of pink and red. Now, normal people would look at this color and call it something like “Spring Meadow”, but not us. We’re cooking up a special event for this October, so we have Dungeons & Dragons on the brain right now. Hence…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Martian Manhunter

Martian Manhunter, or J’onn J’onzz to his friends, made his debut in 1955 during the Silver Age of DC Comics. He’s green, he’s fabulous, and he’s here to make Earth a better place. Imagine if Superman had a more cro-magnon brow, no hair, green skin, and super sweet telepathy powers to go along with his super strength, you’d have Martian Manhunter.

Actually, J’onn has more than just super strength and telepathy. He also has the ability to shape-shift, invisibility, and telekinesis. Basically, he has…

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2017 Geek-A-Long Giveaway: Coffee Cakes

Hiya, knitting nerds! Are you ready to find out what super sweet prize you can win this month just for participating in the Geek-A-Long? Well, I’m super excited to tell you about it. Megan-Anne and I had planned on making this the prize for May, but then we were like:

No. They deserve to win it before anyone else can buy it! They shall be The Chosen Ones.

Overseen by Mabel the Merciless, Megan-Anne and I are hard at work, putting together something special for the store: Coffee Cakes.

Just for kicks, we knitted our

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Versicolored Cowl

It’s no secret that I used to have an aversion to cotton yarn, which you can read all about here. Basically, I was like one of those people that refuse to touch acrylic yarn and claim all of it is scratchy, because their only interaction with it was Red Heart Super Saver. For years, people would claim that I just didn’t know good cotton, and they were right. It turns out that pima cotton is where its at!

What’s the difference between pima and that other stuff? Ever go…

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March Geek-A-Long Giveaway Winners

2016 GAL Prize Webs Valley Yarns (1)

I learned a couple things this morning. Number one, I hate listening to recordings of my voice, especially when I have a stuffy nose from seasonal allergies. Number two, I rarely see my sister — Megan-Anne, the other half of Lattes & Llamas — even though we run a business together! After we returned from back to back yarn festivals, she started catching up on all the dying while I’ve been relegated to answering emails, tagging, and shipping. We kept making plans to have…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Red Tornado

Red Tornado, a member of the Justice League, is usually viewed as an emotionally distant android, but that wasn’t how the superhero started out. Red Tornado was originally the comic relief and a human woman named Ma Hunkel. She made her debut in the Golden Age of comics in 1939 as a superhero parody. She donned longjohns and put a sauce pan on her head to fight crime on the streets of New York. As Red Tornado, she was often mistaken for as a man, which was fine…

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