L&L Book Club: Austenland

I’ve been having trouble writing this post this week. It seems selfish to lose myself in a fun silly book, when terrible things are happening here and abroad. I live a sheltered life. It’s pretty much just me, my yarn, and Mabel the Merciless all day. I watch more Sesame Street than CNN. I get on Facebook, but not all day long, usually just once or twice, and some days I don’t go on it at all. I’m out of touch with the outside world most days. The outside world is basically a dumpster fire right…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Daredevil

Matt Murdock is a lawyer by day and a vigilante by night. Daredevil is a blind ninja who battles the Hand and Kingpin in to protect the people of Hell’s Kitchen.

Blinded as a child, he developed radar senses and studied with secret masters to hone his body into a deadly weapon. His other super power is the deep guilt that all Catholics are familiar with. He is known as the Man Without Fear, because he isn’t afraid to leap off a building or take on a room that is more ninja than oxygen:

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L&L Book Club and the Shining Sequence Mittens

I took a two week hiatus from book club. It was partially because I was recovering from a nasty cold and partially because I’ve had so much exciting L&L stuff to get ready for that I forgot totally remembered, but didn’t post due to very important reasons. ;)

But I’m back, at least 80% less sneezy, 20% cooler, and chomping at the literary bit! Before we jump into this week’s book, I have a few bookkeeping announcements:

Subscriptions for the Society of Caffeinated Knitters (SoCK club) -and- the GAL guild are open for membership. This…

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SOCK Club: Kaylee’s Box

The Powers-That-Be at L&L have decided that it’s been long enough since the first installment of the Society of Caffeinated Knitters (SOCK Club) to show off what was inside. This being the first box, we felt like it would only be appropriate to do Firefly! It gets guessed multiple times a year on the Geek-A-Long spoiler thread no matter the theme, and since the Geek-A-Long is the original Lattes & Llamas Knit-A-Long, we wanted to show it it’s due. (And we’ve been fans since the series premiere

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Ant-Man

I have a love/hate relationship with Ant-Man. On the one hand, everyone who has ever worn the Ant-Man suit in the comics has been kind of a terrible person. Dr. Hank Pym invented the suit that made it’s wearer tiny and had a helmet that controlled ants. He also was a horrible drunk, who beat his wife. Dr. Pym has built an endless stream of horrible technology that was never meant to hurt people, but all it ever does is hurt people, like Ultron.  He is also the worst thing that ever happened to the Wasp. The two were…

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Jane Austen and a Bonus Duplicate Stitch Tutorial

The Shining Sequence MKAL is more than half way done! Despite an error in the title of yesterday’s clue update (it was marked clues 1&2, when it was actually 1-3) things have gone smoothly. I feel like maybe I shouldn’t say that out loud. I don’t want to tempt the universe. I guess, if all your beads start exploding or something, you can blame this right here.

The Book

This week I’m reading Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas. It’s amazeballs. A. Maze. BALLS. It’s like Clue and Downton Abbey had…

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L&L Book Club: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Week two of the L&L Book Club is underway and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how many knitters have joined us for our Shining Sequence Mittens MKAL. (You can catch week 1 here if you missed it.) I’ll talk more about the KAL’s progress in the project portion of this post, but I just want to say I’m really excited to find that so many other knitters love to make Christmas a year round event!

The Book

This week I technically read two stories, but one is really just a slightly overgrown poem….

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L&L Book Club: Merry Christmas Alex Cross

Welcome to Christmas in July!

Our MKAL is underway and on the Ravelry Hot List as I type this! It’s always a big honor to make the top five, it’s like the perfect validation of my chosen profession.

Sometimes, I think I love Christmas in July just as much as regular Christmas, because celebrating it now feels like I’m getting away with something. I don’t know who the “man” is in this case, but I’m sticking it to him with my unrelenting cheer. That’ll teach him. I’m seriously…

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L&L Book Club: Matched

I know it’s only Wednesday, but man does it feel like this week has disappeared on me. Yesterday morning I was thinking about a project that I need to do before a baby shower on July 9th. And I thought, meh, I have tons of time. It’ll be quick, I have all of this and next week. Tonight, I’m all:

Holy cast on, Batman! I need this next weekend to knit, and I haven’t even wound the yarn yet!

It’s that big pile of turquoise on the right. Sure, Megan-Anne, you’ve got pleeeeeeeenty of time. ;)

So it’s good that I went…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Green Lantern

Sure we all know about Hal Jordan, the test pilot gifted with a magic ring that can create whatever he wishes and is useless against the color yellow. There is a Ryan Reynolds movie about him. It is a bad movie. Seriously, don’t waste your time. Just watch Deadpool twice. Anyhow, although Hal is the best known Lantern, he is the least interesting of Green Lanterns.

I don’t care too much about Guy Gardner, who answers the question, “What if Green Lantern was a complete…

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