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A Knitshameful Decor

Knitshaming is kind of like dog shaming, but for knitters. The horde of yarn without a purpose. Half finished projects we have no intention of returning too. That beautiful leftover skein of yarn we set down for just a moment and then totally forget about…

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If you enjoyed heckling us, find more of our knitshame here. If you have knitshame you’d like to share, link back to this post or email us at dr com and we’ll feature you next Monday.

~ Jac

I ain’t ashamed of no knitshame.

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Sherlock

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Welcome to week three of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the Geek-A-Long FAQ page. Then, meet me back here when you’re ready. For the old pros, let’s talk about Sherlock Holmes.

This week we are honoring the long awaited return of BBC’s Sherlock.  I. LOVE. THIS. SHOW.  It would be fair to say that I’m Sher-locked.  And I…

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More than just a logo.

I started working on this sweater so long ago that I don’t even remember why I had decided to design it for Megan-Anne. Maybe it was for her birthday or something to empower her for a particularly hard final, neither of us can remember. But, I’ve been patterning and crocheting it sporadically between other projects and now it’s nearly finished!

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Doesn’t Megan-Anne look adorable? Even if she requested I keep her face out of the pic. Apparently, she is only allowed to be photographed after two hours of hair…

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Lattes with Dr. Llama: How to Knit

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Does everyone have their yarn, needles, and caffeinated beverage of choice? I’m rocking a triple grande cinnamon dulce latte in my new beaker mug.

Ready?

Then join me for Part 2 of How to Knit for Beginners.  If you follow me from Part One to Part Four, you’ll learn how to make a slip knot, cast on, do the knit and purl stitches, cast off, and use all of theses techniques to make a coaster. Today, I’ll cover how to do the knit stitch and garter stitch.

If you’d…

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Mislaid Projects

Knitshaming is kind of like dog shaming, but for knitters. The hordes of yarn without purpose. That beautiful single skein of yarn we can’t do anything with, but refuse to let go. Half finished project we have no intention of returning too that collect dust somewhere, because we never know… We might totally come back to that one day. Maybe tomorrow.

But, probably not.

mislaid project

If you enjoyed heckling us, find more of our knitshame here. If you have knitshame you’d like to share, link back to this post or…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Triforce

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Triforce and Caffeine Molecule

Welcome to week two of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the Geek-A-Long FAQ page. Then, meet me back here when you’re ready. For the old pros, let’s talk about the Legend of Zelda.

link and midnaZelda was one of my very first video games. After breaking my knee in a sports accident, I was stuck in bed for over 2 weeks. Jac…

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Coasting Along

Howdy future Knitteratti!

You may have noticed that I have been posting “how-to” video’s on the Tubes and here on Lattes and Llamas.  This project had 2 sources of inspiration: 1.) Many of my social media friends reached out to me to say they can’t knit, but want to.  I cannot let a travesty like that stand, so I had to do something. 2.) I am a shameless self promoter and like to be filmed with my fibers.  Mmmmmmm… sweet, sweet fibers.  But I digress.

The first videos are a 4 part series where we will…

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Lattes with Dr. Llama

I am Doctor Megan-Anne Llama and this the premier of our* new web series, Lattes with Dr. Llama! Join me and I’ll teach you how to make a coaster over the next 4 weeks. During the process we’ll cover slip knots, casting on, the knit and purl stitches, the stockinette and garter stitches, and casting off.

Without further ado:

If that wasn’t enough for you, here is a photo walkthrough of how…

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Tiny Ball of Knitshame

I ran into the idea of knitshaming on Kelly Without a Net while wandering the internet. It’s kind of like dog shaming, but for knitters. This Monday’s knitshaming happened over the weekend.

After brunch Sunday morning, Megan and I emptied all of our Cascade 220 onto her living room floor to sort through for Geek-A-Long. (You can catch a glimpse of the week 2 square in the bottom left hand corner.) During this process, we quickly discovered a surplus of tiny yarn balls. As is protocol, none of them were the same…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Caffeine Molecule

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Welcome to week 1 of the 2014 Geek-A-Long! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, that’s okay. You arrived just in time to join our mystery blanket knit along. If you’re a stickler for details, however, you can find more information on our introduction post

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