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2014 Geek-A-Long: Ravenclaw

week 16 Ravenclaw (6)

Welcome to week 16 of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along (or crochet-along for you rebels out there)! If you’re new to the GAL craziness, check out the Geek-A-Long FAQ page for more details and information. Then, meet us back here when you’re ready. For the seasoned pros, let’s talk about Harry Potter.

week 16 Ravenclaw (2)

If you missed the Gryffindor square you can find it here, along with the sorting hat quiz! This week…

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Interview with Cathy Carron


Welcome to Lattes with Dr. Llama, an over-caffeinated podcast about all things knit and crochet. We’re proud to welcome Cathy Carron, author of four bestselling books and the newly released Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off, as a guest onto the show today. Hit the play button below and join us for the interview.

For those of you sneaking this read at work, here are a few highlights!

Cathy Carron is…

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Weekend Report: Knitshame Edition

spring blossoms

tiny bird

bird house

As you might have noticed from the montage, Spring is finally here in Philadelphia. What’s even more exciting, Megan-Anne is finished with the MCATs! I am so excited to have my sister back instead of the drama-llama I told you about a couple weekends ago.

For those of you following her journey to becoming a doctor, she feels positive about the test, but won’t get her results…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Aperture Science

Aperture Science

Welcome to week fifteen of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along (or crochet-along for you rebels out there)! If you’re new to the GAL craziness, check out the Geek-A-Long FAQ page for more details and information. Then, meet us back here when you’re ready. For the seasoned pros, let’s talk about Aperture Science from my favorite video game, Portal.

In my humble opinion, Portal is one of the best video games of my generation. GLaDOS is easily…

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The Colonial Yarn Shop

For Jac’s birthday, I kidnapped her. (You can read more about our adventure here.) As a part of the birthday shenanigans, we went to as many local yarn stores as we could in two days. The Colonial Yarn Shop was my favorite stop on the list.

Colonial Yarn Shop

I’ll admit it. When we drove up, we looked at each other and wondered if we were in the right place. I’ve gotten used to the generally pretentious trappings of most local yarn stores (LYS), and this one was so…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Wonder Woman

Week 14 Wonder Woman (2)

Welcome to week 14 of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along (or crochet-along for you rebels out there)! If you’re new to the GAL craziness, check out the Geek-A-Long FAQ page for more details and information. Then, meet us back here when you’re ready. For the seasoned pros, let’s talk about Wonder Woman.

My love of Wonder Woman was inherited.  My dad liked the original comics so much that he even sent fan mail to her as a child.  He showed me one of the letters he…

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Congratulations!

Thank you to all of the people who entered into our first blog giveaway! You guys did wonderful things for other people. Some donated canned goods to local food banks while others donated gently used clothing. Some knitted/crocheted hats for hospitals and others donated money to Child’s Play Charity. No matter whether you donated monetarily to Child’s Play or preformed Random Acts of Kindness, we tip our hats to you!

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the announcement of who will win all…

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Tetris Confessions

Hi, my name is Jacquline and I have the majority of a Tetris blanket made from granny squares hidden in a plastic bin underneath an end table in my living room. It’s been there for almost four years.

Back in February, Megan-Anne shared some of her knitshame with you and talked about her emotional attachment to a shawl she started on her honeymoon. You can read more about it here. But, her takeaway message was this:

If you have a WIP…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Air Nomads

GAL week 13 air nomads

Welcome to week thirteen of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along (or crochet-along for you rebels out there)! If you’re new to the GAL craziness, check out the Geek-A-Long FAQ page for more details and information. Then, meet us back here when you’re ready. For the seasoned pros, let’s talk about the MCATs.

You thought I was going to say Air Nomads, didn’t…

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Free Stuff: Cascade Yarn

The end of March is upon us, which means it’s time to reveal another Geek-A-Long prize!

We’ve waited a long time to officially announce Cascade Yarn’s generous donation. Some of us were better at keeping the secret than others. ::Cough::Megan-Anne::Cough:: But, now it’s finally time to share it with you.

At least, I will after this quick reminder:

When you post a picture of your finished Geek-A-Long blanket to the Ravelry GAL group in any of the three sizes…

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