2017 Geek-A-Long: Martian Manhunter

Martian Manhunter, or J’onn J’onzz to his friends, made his debut in 1955 during the Silver Age of DC Comics. He’s green, he’s fabulous, and he’s here to make Earth a better place. Imagine if Superman had a more cro-magnon brow, no hair, green skin, and super sweet telepathy powers to go along with his super strength, you’d have Martian Manhunter.

Actually, J’onn has more than just super strength and telepathy. He also has the ability to shape-shift, invisibility, and telekinesis. Basically, he has…

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2016 Geek-A-Long: Batman Arkham Asylum

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Before I talk about the caped crusader, I wanted to drop some good news. Lattes & Llamas is setting up a pop up store at Yarnings in Skippack, PA next weekend. Megan-Anne, me, and our big ol’ stock of yarn will be hanging out there from July 15th to the 17th. Come out and say hi! We can talk about the Geek-A-Long, knitting, video games, and most importantly Pokemon Go.

I’m sad that we already released the Charmander square, because all I want to…

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2015 Geek-A-Long: Lex Luthor

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“We create our own purpose in life. Now go create yours.” – Lex Luthor

I don’t like villains whose motives are to be evil for the sake of evil. Good and evil are a point of view, and in my book, a villain should always feel like they’re doing the “right thing.” It’s what makes Magneto great and also why I like Lex Luthor. To Lex,…

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2015 Geek-A-Long: Poison Ivy

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Welcome to week 24! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the 2015 Geek-A-Long. When I pulled the pictures of the square out of the file, I was like: “Week 24, that can’t be right.” But it is! We’ve released enough of the Mad Scientist patterns to create an afghan:

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This week we’re honoring one of my favorite Batman villains, Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley. She first appeared in Batman comics in 1966 as a notorious…

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The Pajama Fairy

Since Megan-Anne and I moved from Indiana to Pennsylvania nearly six years ago, we’ve had to cultivate our own Christmas traditions. We weren’t always able to make it home for the holidays and there was a while there — before our husbands came along — it was just the two of us, our yarn, and our cats. Then, one particularly morose Christmas Eve, the Pajama Fairy came!

Megan-Anne and I gave each other funny pj’s the night before Christmas and…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Batman

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Welcome to week 26 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 Batman.

Batman is one of…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Wonder Woman

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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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Knitshaming

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.

So for your pleasure I would like to share this hat:

I delivered it an entire year late to…

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