2017 Geek-A-Long Giveaway: Cascade Yarn

Normally, we’d be announcing the winner of the June prize today, but TNNA seems to have put everyone behind schedule and our prize for the month hasn’t shown up yet. Luckily, Cascade Yarn has our backs! They sent over a giant box full of yarn just for you guys. Apparently, when Megan-Anne told them they only need to send one thing this year instead of four, they chuckled with a roll of their eyes and sent four anyway.

As you can see from the giant pile, we have four sweaters worth…

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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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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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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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2016 Geek-A-Long Winners

Last year, we used the my niece’s baby feet like a claw machine to pick the names out of a hat. Now that she’s a year old, we thought we’d let her use her little grabby hands, but Megan-Anne’s little angel is more of a screaming terror these days now that she’s cutting molars. So, we took the path of least resistance and let a random generator do the work. In our book, all of the Geek-A-Long participants are winners. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner in each of the four categories. But before we announce…

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2016 Prize Baskets: O-Wool

Now that Lattes & Llamas is back from semi-maternity leave, it’s time to talk prizes! Normally, we like to feature one benefactor per month, but we’re going to shake things up this year with even bigger prize baskets. Which, if you’ve been around for a while, is impressive:

2014 GAL Winner

In case you’re new to the Geek-A-Long, I should probably explain. SURPRISE! That nerdy, video game themed blanket you’re knitting or crocheting makes you eligible to win a boat load of swag. All you have to do in order to…

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2015 Geek-A-Long Winners

Last year, we put together a video of the prize drawing and planned to do the same for the 2015 raffle. Unfortunately, a new employee joined Lattes & Llamas, and she’s had other ideas.

Mabel's Valentine

My sweet niece is cute, cuddly, and makes piglet snorting noses when she’s hungry, but she doesn’t believe in being anything other than a four week old baby. I’m like, “Hey, Mabel. Think you could hang out in your swing chair for a couple of hours while your mom and I film a…

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Geek-A-Long 2015: Gaius Baltar

Week 37 Gaius Baltar (1)

“It’s all so pointless. We kill them and they kill us, so we kill more of them, so they kill more of us. What’s the point anymore?” –Dr. Gaius Baltar 

We brought up Battlestar Galactica on the 2014 blanket too. If it were completely up to me, BSG would appear on every GAL until the end of time. As of right now, it isn’t on next year’s blanket…

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2015 Prize Baskets: Cascade Yarns


Cascade Yarns is a company that is near and dear to my heart. Cascade 220 was the first yarn I bought from an LYS when I made the jump from big box stores to local yarn stores — I crocheted a hat and scarf set as a Christmas present for my grandmother. Cascade Yarns was also the first to believe in the Geek-A-Long project. Along with the prizes they donated in 2014, they also donated the yarn for us to knit that first blanket as well as…

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