Geek-A-Long News: GAL Guild

Can you hear that? No, not the birds chirping on this ridiculously nice day in February, but the sound my squees reverberating out across the nation. The GAL Guild is open for enrollment again!

Megan-Anne and I had so much fun cultivating the special gifts we tucked into the boxes we sent out. The GAL Guild members for weeks 1-12 received a Geek-A-Long tote along, Escape Yarn, and one of our sock patterns with their exclusive Geek-A-Long square pattern. We have our eyes on even sweeter swag for those of you who sign up for weeks…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Cyborg

Three cheers for Cyborg! He’s basically the personification of every teenager’s “Let me live my own life, Mom/Dad!” issues. As someone who was fast tracked to take over the family business and ran away to pursue a writing career and live a life of yarn, I relate to him more than is probably appropriate for a 32 year-old-woman. Victor Stone, the son of two scientists, never feels as if he’s good enough for his parents. Running on the New 52 version and Young Justice, Vic’s parents never come to his…

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2016 Geek-A-Long Winners

Last year, we used the my niece’s baby feet like a claw machine to pick the names out of a hat. Now that she’s a year old, we thought we’d let her use her little grabby hands, but Megan-Anne’s little angel is more of a screaming terror these days now that she’s cutting molars. So, we took the path of least resistance and let a random generator do the work. In our book, all of the Geek-A-Long participants are winners. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner in each of the four categories. But before we announce…

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Valentines Day Sale

As someone who struggles with seasonal affective disorder, this time of year is always difficult for me. I eat my Vitamin D chewies and try to think wistful thoughts of long walks on sunny beaches. No matter how hard I try though, I can get a little dark and mopey. But there’s something about the arrival of Valentine’s Day that perks me up. It means I’m only a month away from my birthday, the return of the spring, and new yarn colors. To celebrate this shining day of love, we’re expanding our…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Dr. Strange


My gut instinct says to fill this post with gifs of Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange with the Cloak of Levitation, because let’s all be honest here, his red cloak was the real MVP of that movie. I mean, it was basically the cooler older brother to Carpet from Disney’s Aladdin.

In all seriousness though, normally I like to get super nerdy and lay down some comic book history, but I know zero things about Doctor Strange. Okay, maybe not ZERO thing, but it’s a…

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Cat Theater 7

It’s hard to believe that we’re already on week 7 of the 2017 Geek-A-Long and that we just mailed out the second box full of goodies and hand-dyed beauties to our GAL Guild members. For the longest time, Megan-Anne and I had been talking about what we’d put in those packages and now they’re arriving at peoples homes as I’m typing this. It’s all very surreal, and now we’re about to open up sign-ups again on February 20th. To be honest, it still doesn’t feel real that you guys are helping us raise more money than ever for Child’s…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Shazam

Put on your unicorn slippers and snuggle up in your favorite cardigan, welcome to week six of the 2017 Geek-A-Long! If you’re a long time reader, no-time knitter or if you just stumbled upon the GAL, it’s okay. You can start any time. Even if you’re from the future times and it’s 2020, you can still knit/crochet this blanket. We’re not going to take away the patterns or start charging for them. Promise. This has been your Lattes & Llamas public announcement.

Alright, let’s talk superheroes. Specifically, the Captain Marvel conundrum.

The…

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Cat Theater 6

Almost everyone in my family is sick right now. We’re spread out across the US, but somehow we all have managed to get the same nasty cold. And it’s not even the fun kind of sick where you get to hole up in your room with your knitting, some tea, and work through your Netflix queue. No, it’s the sort of cold where you take a nap at one in the afternoon and wake up the next day with an insatiable hunger for homemade chicken pot pie. But just the innards of the pot pie though. No, flaky crust….

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Cat Theater 5

Before I launch into our weekly spoiler and flash sale, I wanted to let you know that we added a new event to our show schedule this year! Lattes & Llamas will be in Pittsburgh on Saturday, February 25th for Indie Knit and Spin. The one day event does not charge an entry fee and has a super sweet raffle of cool things from vendors like us. Megan-Anne and I will share more information about the event later and we’ll give you a sneak peek at the new items we’re bringing, including a couple of exclusive Geek-A-Long…

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Cat Theater 4

Remember last Monday when I was super excited about the ending of Sherlock: The Lying Detective? Well, my husband and I were hanging pictures last night — We moved a couple of months ago and we’re just now getting around to it. — And then, an alarm on his phone goes off warning us that Sherlock is about to start. We drop everything that we’re doing, make popcorn, and cozy in under the poorly made blanket I crocheted 20 years ago. He turns on the television, PBS is airing that Viking Cruise commercial that always makes me go on…

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