L&L Book Club Presents: Hunting Sasquatch Clue 3

The hunt for Sasquatch concludes!

Clue 1: 9/13/2017-Released!
Clue 2: 9/20/2017-Released!
Clue 3: 9/27/2017-Released!

This week in book club we read…

Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher, part two. Our little Bigfoot is growing up and off to boarding school, where obviously he is being attacked by black magic. I particularly enjoy the Dresden Files spin off stories. Working For Bigfoot and Side Jobs are some of Jim Butcher’s best work. You get…

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L&L Book Club presents: Hunting Sasquatch Part 1

As you read this I’m on my way to New Orleans! I’ve never been there and I’m pretty stoked about the trip. But not nearly as stoked as I am to say it’s finally time to go ‘Squatching!

The Book

This month we’re reading Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher. It’s a spin off of the Dresden Files, and written in three short stories. You don’t need to have read the Dresden Files before reading this, but if you are a fan of…

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Color Work Yarn Management and Swatching

After a long weekend of dying yarn and celebrating the end of summer, Sasquatch kits are back in stock! SO. MANY. MINI SKEINS. The kits have been assembled and you can get yours in the store now. As we gear up for the hunt, ball your yarn, brush up on the Twisted German Cast On and/or Two-At-A-Time socks techniques if you want to try something new with this project, and work on your gauge swatch. Then, you’ll be all set to cast on when the first clue drops next Wednesday!

Side Note: Jac wants me…

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L&L Book Club Presents: Two at a Time Socks

Holy Hurricane, Batman! Please consider supporting Huston relief efforts with a donation to the Red Cross if you are able. Now back to your regularly scheduled book club.

The Book

This week I read The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. The book is the true account of five sisters that began an in-home tailoring business in Taliban occupied Afghanistan. The oldest sister is married and is a skilled dressmaker and designer. The other sisters have no background in sewing whatsoever. In fact, the second oldest sister, who starts and runs the business, was…

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Solar Eclipse of My Heart

Good afternoon! How are you? I AM FREAKING AWESOME.

This morning I woke up to discover that my cat had peed on my throw pillows and I don’t even care. Normally, I’d be like, “OMG, Wesley! Why do you hate me so much? I know you have a UTI, but do you really need to pee on everything I love? Weren’t my favorite boots enough?” Today, I grinned at him while I cleaned up the mess. Nothing can get me down. I am obsessed with the solar eclipse.

I’ve been singing this song for weeks, and it’s driving my husband insane….

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Luke’s Diner

This was going to be a beautiful post about the joys of not only knitting in public, but of knitting at a Luke’s Diner pop-up. Instead, I’m probably dying from a bug bite right now. Goodbye, cruel world!

The picture below is of me before I was accosted by mother nature.

I'm ignoring my to-do list to stop by Luke's Coffee to get caffeinated and work on my #socktoberkal. #happybirthdaygilmore #coffeeaddict

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Megan-Anne and I were between dye baths when we got wind of the news that there are Luke’s Diner pop-ups everywhere today. There are over 200 coffee shops across the US and Canada participating today. (You can find one near you HERE.) They had the cute…

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Sooooocktober

Nixon was a sweating, filthy, liar, but he was right about one thing: Sock it to me! OK, to be fair, he seems somewhat apprehensive about the socking, but that’s just because he probably didn’t have any super comfy hand knit socks. Luckily, you and I don’t have that kind of problem. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first annual Lattes & Llamas Socktober!

It’s Socktober, stiches!

You get a sock! And you get a sock!! And you get a sock!!!

There are 84 knitting days left until Christmas and I’ve basically…

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FO Friday: Kimono-Sleeve Tee

 

Sound the bells and pop open a bottle of wine, I finished my Kimono-Sleeve Tee! And it only took me an entire calendar year.

I could blame my slowness on the fact that I’m a crocheter and it was only the second garment I’ve ever knitted. Plus, it was my first time doing lace. But the reality is that I’ve always had…

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Hit Refresh

When people think about renewal they picture spring showers, sprouting daffodils, and fresh green grass. Generally, everything associated with Spring or maybe even the restart of the New Year. For me, it’s that start of the summer knitting season. It’s a time to put aside knitting or crocheting heavy blankets and sweaters in favor of smaller, lighter projects. Socks mostly, if you’re me. And I end up spending the majority of summer thinking about what I’ll make during the other three seasons. I even start making promises to myself as if it were January first:

I will finally knit a…

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2016 Prize Baskets: Blue Moon Fiber Arts

outside yarny mabel

This tiny kitten in a human costume is ruining all of my plans. I love my niece, she’s adorable and appreciates fine yarns like a proper fiber connoisseur. (Nothing calms her down faster than a trip to a yarn store.) But, she’s put a kibosh on my decision to spend the summer knitting sweaters. Ever since Megan-Anne discovered that her daughter has her Aunt Jac’s Vitamin D deficiency problem — sorry, kid — she’s forced us to spend our knitting time outside.

Shudder.

Knitting at the park :D #knitting #knitstagram #knitlife #knittinginpublic

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The park is nice and everything. We…

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