2018 Geek-A-Long: Supernatural Revisited

The original Supernatural square released on week 32 of 2014 has always bothered me. We wanted to do the anti-possession tattoo, but neither of us could fit it onto the square. Luckily, Supernatural has always been lousy with symbols, so we went with one of our other favorites, the Tulpa (pictured below). If you’re not familiar with the show, you can read more about its significance in the old post from 2014. Short version:

The Tulpa is a Tibetan symbol and concept in which a creature is conjured by the sheer will of spiritual and mental discipline….

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2018 Geek-A-Long: The Princess Bride

After four years of requests for it, the Geek-A-Long has gone EXTREME!!! You can knit this square while jumping out of an airplane! You can knit it while doing Parkour!

Actually, you really shouldn’t be knitting while doing either of those things. Skydiving and Parkour don’t seem like ideal places for pointy sticks. How would you keep your yarn from getting tangled? Still, this square is as extreme as Power Thirst.

Since the moment the Geek-A-Long appeared on the interwebs, there have been intrepid knitters that wanted to up the difficulty level with extreme double knitting. Regular double…

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Groundhogs and Super Bowls and Sales, Oh my!

The rodent has spoken! There will be six more weeks of winter. Bad news for those that have to go out into the elements, but great news for knitting. To celebrate, or commiserate depending on your feelings towards snow, we have a winter worthy sale for you going on now through Super Bowl Sunday on Fandom Yarn. If you’ve been waiting to place your order for yarn to start knitting your 2018 Geek-A-Long blanket, now is the time to stock up before the authorities are forced to cover the entire city with Crisco and I can’t…

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Starting the Geek-A-Long

When we were at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC earlier this month, it came to my attention that there are a lot of people out there who professionally stalk the Geek-A-Long. They follow it on Instagram, are silent members of the GAL Ravelry group, and read the blog posts every Sunday. I’ve actually heard this a lot over the years and when I ask them why they haven’t made their own blanket yet, they answer with some version of:

Oh, I couldn’t. It looks way too hard.

This is YOUR year. You CAN knit/crochet your very own nerdy blanket. For…

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Five Years of Geeking Along

Traditionally, the gift for a five-year anniversary is supposed to be something made of wood. The closest I can get to that is maybe the Tree Hugger set of Twinkle Toes. And while I think all of you should knit Megan-Anne’s free sock pattern of the same name, not every one likes to knit socks. Crazy, I know. But it’s true. So, we spent the better part of 2017 deciding the best way to celebrate.

We went back and looked at past blankets for inspiration. The first blanket in 2014 was an eclectic mix of…

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