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L&L Book Club presents: Hunting Sasquatch Part 1

As you read this I’m on my way to New Orleans! I’ve never been there and I’m pretty stoked about the trip. But not nearly as stoked as I am to say it’s finally time to go ‘Squatching!

The Book

This month we’re reading Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher. It’s a spin off of the Dresden Files, and written in three short stories. You don’t need to have read the Dresden Files before reading this, but if you are a fan of…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: She-Hulk


Jennifer Walters was just a lawyer until a gangster shot her and she received a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner. She then turned into the Savage She-Hulk and fought crime in a torn blouse. Unlike the Hulk, Jennifer has a good deal of control over her transformations and temper. She is one of the strongest characters in the Marvel Universe, and she likes being an imposing green giantess most of the time.

Recently, She Hulk led A-Force, a team of some of most…

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Conquering Christmas Knitting Part 1

I’m not embarrassed to admit that since Starbucks let me have access to Pumpkin Spice Lattes again on September first, I’ve had four. My husband would be horrified if he found out. But I’m not sorry. Every time I sip one, I think about Thanksgiving with my Grandma when I was little and her trying not to laugh as I gave short lectures on the right whipped cream to pumpkin pie ratio.

The answer is equal parts, of course. Don’t be ignorant.

I love the fall. I love sweaters and thick socks, changing leaves, and apple picking. I got married in…

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Color Work Yarn Management and Swatching

After a long weekend of dying yarn and celebrating the end of summer, Sasquatch kits are back in stock! SO. MANY. MINI SKEINS. The kits have been assembled and you can get yours in the store now. As we gear up for the hunt, ball your yarn, brush up on the Twisted German Cast On and/or Two-At-A-Time socks techniques if you want to try something new with this project, and work on your gauge swatch. Then, you’ll be all set to cast on when the first clue drops next Wednesday!

Side Note: Jac wants me…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Aquaman

Before Jason Momoa put on the Aquaman uniform and made millions of women and men suddenly thirst for the King of the Seven Seas, no one took him seriously.

Even though Aquaman is a founding member of the Justice League, he is the probably the most ridiculed superhero out there due to the nature of his powers, but I’m here to set you straight.

HE DOESN’T TALK TO FISH

At least, not anymore. When he debuted all the way back in November of 1941, Arthur…

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L&L Book Club Presents: Two at a Time Socks

Holy Hurricane, Batman! Please consider supporting Huston relief efforts with a donation to the Red Cross if you are able. Now back to your regularly scheduled book club.

The Book

This week I read The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. The book is the true account of five sisters that began an in-home tailoring business in Taliban occupied Afghanistan. The oldest sister is married and is a skilled dressmaker and designer. The other sisters have no background in sewing whatsoever. In fact, the second oldest sister, who starts and runs the business, was…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Black Panther

I can’t speak to what Black Panther means to the Black community. His name predates the Black Panther Party, and it’s my understanding that the party did not have him in mind when they chose their name. Jack Kirby had originally named him “The Coal Tiger” which is a dumb name and I think that we can all see why it would be changed. He fought the KKK in a story that was controversial in 1976. Sadly, thanks to our political state, the character is still seen as somewhat controversial today. Did you…

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The Summer of Crochet: Sharkington Junior

Shark Week might’ve come and went, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live every week like it’s Shark Week. Whether that means you treat life like an adventure and take advantage of every opportunity, live as if you’re about to be eaten, or rewatch 30 Rock again, we can all agree that we miss our weekly dose of Liz Lemon and we should embrace our healthy fears. Take risks and strive to live closer to the edge.

I’ve found that many crafters, whether they be knitters, crocheters, or…

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Solar Eclipse of My Heart

Good afternoon! How are you? I AM FREAKING AWESOME.

This morning I woke up to discover that my cat had peed on my throw pillows and I don’t even care. Normally, I’d be like, “OMG, Wesley! Why do you hate me so much? I know you have a UTI, but do you really need to pee on everything I love? Weren’t my favorite boots enough?” Today, I grinned at him while I cleaned up the mess. Nothing can get me down. I am obsessed with the solar eclipse.

I’ve been singing this song for weeks, and it’s driving my husband insane….

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Más y Menos

Before I unapologetically talk about Más y Menos, I wanted to let everyone know that if you’ve ever waffled on whether or not you want to join the Geek-A-Long Guild, today is your last chance until 2018! There are a limited number of slots left, and since this is your last opportunity to get in on the exclusive stuff (like access to the members only page), we wanted to make sure that everyone who wanted to sign up knew that their window to join is closing. You have until it sells out or I log on…

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