Fairy Tales and the May Prize Winner

Have you ever gotten an email from your tech guy full of acronyms that you didn’t understand and then spent an agonizing couple of hours Googling the terms only to find yourself more confused than when you started? No, just me then?

Here’s the thing, I’ve always been a fast learner, someone who can pick up new skills with relative ease. As it turns out, my Jac-of-Many-Trades ability stops at fixing the back end of our website. Hopefully, Jed was able to fix the troubles I wrought. But, this is the lead up to a larger apology…

Some of you have…

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2017 Geek-A-Long Giveaway: Knitter’s Pride

The best part about receiving prize donations from Knitters Pride, other than when they occasionally throw in stuff for me and Megan-Anne too, is not knowing what will show up on our doorstep. They ask how many prizes we need and then they basically recede into the shadows, chuckling to themselves while rubbing together their hands. It’s all very Cloak and Dagger.

They’ve sent us everything from their Nova Platina Cubics to their Karbonz DPNs

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Geek-A-Long News

Megan-Anne and I have a lot of new stuff to share with you today. We’ve been working on some of this for a while, so I’m super hyped to finally get to show it off. First and foremost, a little business:

APRIL GEEK-A-LONG WINNERS

To reward our Geek-A-Long participants for their hard work and for raising awareness for Child’s Play Charity, we put two of our soon-to-be-released Coffee Cakes up for grabs. You can read more about the giveaway here. To qualify they had to submit their favorite 2017 Geek-A-Long square from weeks 11-16 that…

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2017 Geek-A-Long Giveaway: Coffee Cakes

Hiya, knitting nerds! Are you ready to find out what super sweet prize you can win this month just for participating in the Geek-A-Long? Well, I’m super excited to tell you about it. Megan-Anne and I had planned on making this the prize for May, but then we were like:

No. They deserve to win it before anyone else can buy it! They shall be The Chosen Ones.

Overseen by Mabel the Merciless, Megan-Anne and I are hard at work, putting together something special for the store: Coffee Cakes.

Just for kicks, we knitted…

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March Geek-A-Long Giveaway Winners

2016 GAL Prize Webs Valley Yarns (1)

I learned a couple things this morning. Number one, I hate listening to recordings of my voice, especially when I have a stuffy nose from seasonal allergies. Number two, I rarely see my sister — Megan-Anne, the other half of Lattes & Llamas — even though we run a business together! After we returned from back to back yarn festivals, she started catching up on all the dying while I’ve been relegated to answering emails, tagging, and shipping. We kept making plans to have…

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Homespun Yarn Party 2017

No joke, the Homespun Yarn Party is our favorite show of the year. Some people live for Rhinebeck, Vogue Knitting Live, or Maryland Sheep and Wool, which are all great events, but for us it’s the HYP. Held at the Historic Savage Mill in Maryland, which is great place to peruse even when it isn’t teeming with knitters and yarn, the HYP has an electric energy. Everyone is so excited to share their love of knitting, crochet, and spinning. Plus, the entry fee is free and so are the classes!

This year there was a line to get…

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Happy Birthday Sale

This is a special week for me. It starts out with Pi Day on March 14. Other people beware the Ides of March on the 15th, but I’ll be turning 33. One of my nieces turns two on the following day, and then WHAM. Saint Patrick’s Day. GREEN EVERYTHING. Rainbows! Leprechauns! Kiss me, I’m 25% Irish! To celebrate, you can get four of my favorite things for 17% off now through Saint Patrick’s Day.

1. Hyrule – Limited Edition Geek-A-Long Yarn

Order yours now,…

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2017 Geek-A-Long Giveaway: WEBS

Woohooo, it’s the first Geek-A-Long Giveaway of the year! Normally, we like to horde a bunch of prizes until the end and raffle them off to the three lucky winners for completing their GAL blankets on time, but we’re changing things up for 2017. You might’ve read the announcement about it on Monday. We don’t have room to store your goodies anymore. Instead, on the second Friday of every month, we’ll share a prize one of our benefactors sent to us along with three simple steps you need to follow in order to win.

I know what you’re…

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Geek-A-Long News: Giveaway Time

Hiya, knitting nerds! It’s time to talk prizes. Every year we gather up a horde of yarn and knitting accessories to give away to three lucky Geek-A-Long participants that managed to finish their blankets by the end of the year. See also the 2014, 2015, and 2016 winners. For 2017, however, we’re handling it differently.

Lattes & Llamas is quickly outgrowing its studio space in Megan-Anne’s walkout basement. We had refinished half of it to suit our needs and have now taken over every inch of it. Her husband likes to joke that one day he’s…

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Indie Knit and Spin Show Report

Over the weekend, Megan-Anne and I packed up my sedan and headed over to Pittsburgh for Indie Knit and Spin. We actually just got back today, which is why this post is going up so late. It was our first time attending to peddle our squishy hand-dyed yarns, and we had a blast! The show was small, quirky, and full of cool like-minded people. It was a great way to kick off the show season and we’re excited to be heading back to it again in the fall.

We debuted new colorways for our Adventure and

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