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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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The Lentening

This year for Lent I’m giving back instead of giving up. If you are new to Lattes and Llamas, you can hear more about the details of that here. And before I go any further, I want to remind you about our fabulous giveaway. We’ve gotten a ton of submissions (which is awesome), but it’s not too late to get your entry in. You can find all the details on that here and we’re accepting entries until midnight of March 31st.

As a…

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Stitch Your Art Out

For Jac’s 30th birthday, I kidnapped her. (You can read more about our adventure here.) As a part of her birthday shenanigans, we went to as many local yarn stores as we could in two days. Stitch Your Art Out was one of the first great stores we had the pleasure of visiting.

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Stitch Your Art Out is an adorable yarn shop located in Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania near State College. So near it, in fact, that if you’re aiming to get there via GPS, they…

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It’s a Cross Stitching Shame

It’s been a while since Megan-Anne and I posted a knitshame. Knitshaming is kind of like dog shaming, but for knitters, crocheters, spinners, and generally anything having to do with fiber artistry. That project you’ve had sitting in a bin for three years, knitshame. That scarf you’ve frogged six times, knitshame. But, there is more to it than pointing out deep dark yarn-based secrets. The idea is to confess these things so we can see that there is nothing to be ashamed of since we all do it.

This week’s knitshame comes to you straight from Megan-Anne’s cross stitch…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Pirates

week 12 pirate square

Ahoy, me hearties! Welcome t’ week 12 of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along (or crochet-along for ye scallywags out there)! If yer a landlubber or new t’ the GAL, feast yer eyes on the Geek-A-Long FAQ page for more details and information. Then, meet us back here when yer ready. For the seasoned sailors, let’s talk about those scurvy bilge rats, Pirates!

Eve and the serpent, dingoes and babies, nerds and jocks, George Lucas and Star Wars fans, pirates and ninjas… Some rivalries are just…

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Happy Birthday

To me!

Much to the disbelief of my mom, I turned 30 over the weekend. The celebration started with friends and margaritas at my favorite Mexican restaurant followed by Veronica Mars. A few of us went out for a fancy brunch the next morning aaaaaaand then I was kidnapped by my sister.

She made me drive and refused to tell me where we were going. As someone who has to plan every stop — Hey, I need to…

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Baby Chick Patterns and Lent

For Lent this year, I’m giving back instead of giving up. If you’re new to Lattes and Llamas, you can read more about my mission here and here. Fun Fact: I’m giving back to YOU. In addition to our fabulous blog giveaway, I am also dropping a free pattern every Wednesday in March.

Jac is showing her agnostic support this week by giving you an adorable Baby Chick crochet pattern (click the link to automatically download your free PDF.)…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Knit Chemistry

Welcome to week eleven 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 Periodic Table.

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This is not the square I intended to…

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A Pi Day Miracle: Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars season 1
Ladies and Gentleman, Caffenistas from far and wide, the Veronica Mars movie premiers today and it is a Pi Day miracle.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Veronica Mars, one of the greatest detective shows ever made, (In my mind it goes, BBC’s Sherlock and then Veronica Mars, so don’t get your panties in a twist CumberCollective.) it was an American television series set in the fictional…

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Random Acts of Kindness: Lent Edition

Last Friday, Jac and I officially announced our first blog giveaway and how you could get your hands on a big bag of loot. You have the option of making a donation to Child’s Play Charity or to preform a Random Act of Kindness. Obviously, there is a straight line here between doing something nice and getting cool stuff, but sometimes it’s not always that clear.

It was my intention to tell you a story like the ones in this interview from Misha Collins about his…

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