Kaylee’s Sock

Happy Valentines Day, fellow Browncoats. No one appreciates a box of chocolates and strawberries like our girl Kaylee Fry, so I thought it would be appropriate to finally set the Kaylee Sock pattern and colorway loose from the Society of Caffeinated Knitters vault today!

The Alliance might’ve won the Unification War, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be free. They can’t take the yarn or knitting needles from us if we still have Serenity.

You might recognize Kaylee’s Sock from the August 2017 Society of Caffeinated Knitters box, which you can…

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2018 Geek-A-Long: The Princess Bride

After four years of requests for it, the Geek-A-Long has gone EXTREME!!! You can knit this square while jumping out of an airplane! You can knit it while doing Parkour!

Actually, you really shouldn’t be knitting while doing either of those things. Skydiving and Parkour don’t seem like ideal places for pointy sticks. How would you keep your yarn from getting tangled? Still, this square is as extreme as Power Thirst.

Since the moment the Geek-A-Long appeared on the interwebs, there have been intrepid knitters that wanted to up the difficulty level with extreme double knitting. Regular double…

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Groundhogs and Super Bowls and Sales, Oh my!

The rodent has spoken! There will be six more weeks of winter. Bad news for those that have to go out into the elements, but great news for knitting. To celebrate, or commiserate depending on your feelings towards snow, we have a winter worthy sale for you going on now through Super Bowl Sunday on Fandom Yarn. If you’ve been waiting to place your order for yarn to start knitting your 2018 Geek-A-Long blanket, now is the time to stock up before the authorities are forced to cover the entire city with Crisco and I can’t…

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2018 Geek-A-Long: Caffeinated

This year, in bold defiance of expectations, we threw out the Geek-A-Long rule book and are including some non-square designs in place of the usual GAL posts. Every fourth week, we will release a premium pattern that was inspired by one of our favorite squares from years past. Check out the Squares page for the complete schedule. The premium patterns will be released on Ravelry for $6.00 each with $1.00 from every sale getting donated to Child’s Play Charity. But for you, because you deserve it, they will be free! The Geek-A-Long post on premium pattern day will…

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Open Test: The Jackalope Jane Cowl

For a while, Vampires were really cool. Then it was Zombies. I think the undead’s 15 minutes of fame is just about up, and that leaves a real void in the supernatural social hierarchy. Nature abhors a vacuum, so I’d like to preemptively nominate the next big thing: Cryptids!

It started with our Hunting Sasquatch socks.

Scientists might discount the existence of ‘Squatch, but we know he deserves a place in sock knitting fame. By the heel of…

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2018 Geek-A-Long: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

2018 is well under way, and I am loving it so far. You can catch the very first square, Monty Python’s Killer Rabbit HERE.

Every year in January, I try to think about where I want my year to go and what I want it to look like, both personally and professionally. This year I am going to focus on my first yarny love: designing. So you can expect to see a lot of new patterns from Lattes & Llamas. We’ve made some new resolutions on the Geek-A-Long…

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2018 Geek-A-Long: Monty Python

It feels really weird to be typing “2018” at the top of this post. Like, I know academically that it’s the new year, and year five of the Geek-A-Long, but knowing it and feeling it aren’t the same. Still, here we are with the first post of the 2018 Geek-A-Long! We are on the inaugural square of a year-long celebration of the GAL and the fierce knitters/crocheters/cross stitchers/whatever-ers that have been putting up with us and supporting Child’s Play for four fabulous years. If you missed Jac’s post on how this…

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That kind of week

I am having the kind of week that really makes me wish I had a fast forward button. Except, then it would cut into my Christmas knitting time and I’m down to the wire, so I guess I have no choice but to tough this one out.

I woke up with a toothache on Monday and made an appointment for the next day, even though I’m terrified of the dentist. That in and of itself was a big deal for me, because I’m scared of the dentist. I really am. Like shaking and praying for the earth to swallow me up…

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Twinkle, Trunk Show, Sock Knitter, Spy

Man, it has been a crazy and busy few weeks! I’m deep in the trenches of Christmas knitting, and I’m probably not going to make it on all my projects, especially since I have one million things to do before we attend VK Live in NYC this January. I have a massive blanket and a long infinity scarf that will be finished, but I can’t show off pics yet since I’m not really sure how much of my family reads this.

I also have a really special project I’ve been working…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Finishing

It’s join week! Time to get those squares put together. This year we decided to use last year’s crochet join again since we liked it so much. You can see the full tutorial here. I wanted to put that here, at the top, because I know it’s probably what you’re here for. We had thought we might do a new joint this year, but when we looked at all the squares laid out, we knew the crochet join would look best. Now that I’ve got the biddness…

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