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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Yarn Content Aversions

Everyone has their weird ticks. My mother can’t stand the sound of a spoon hitting the side of a bowl. Megan-Anne becomes irrationally angry at people who slurp their food and my husband can’t wear anything other than pajama pants in the house. Like, when he gets home from work, you can’t even say hi to him until he has on his stretchy pants. Me, I hate the feel of cotton yarn and velvet. I don’t know why, but those textures make my skin crawl. My niece, Mabel the Merciless, has this velvet dress some evil person…

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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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Bigger, Bolder, Super-er

Every year in December, Jac and I get anxious about the next year’s Geek-A-Long. I’m not exaggerating when I say that both of us have lost sleep every single year over whether or not we are making the right calls. This year, however, has been next level stressful. This year, we are betting the llama farm* on you guys. And as scary as it’s been to prep for, we are all in.

To date, the Geek-A-Long community has raised just over $6000 for Child’s Play Charity.

I think we can agree that’s…

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Giveaway Winners and Appleseeds

coffee break mini giveaway
For those of you keeping score, this announcement was supposed to happen over the weekend. Instead, Megan-Anne and I accidentally got sidetracked planning a vacation to our hometown. Any other time, I’d apologize for making you wait to find out if you are one of seven lucky winners, but I’m not even remotely sorry this time.

“Jacquline,” you exclaim as you clutch your pearls. “Well, I never!”

You can let go of your pearls now, because I have a perfectly good reason for being so unapologetic about my blatant tardiness….

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STITCHES Midwest Giveaway

stitch marker giveaway 1

Did you spend last weekend with a permanent frown on your face as you scrolled through pictures of other peoples swag and general good times at STITCHES Midwest? I’ve been there. I recently had the flu instead of attending TNNA and was extremely grateful that I had planned on staying with family instead of renting a hotel room. But it’s okay, my fellow caffeine addicts. I’ve got your backs with a giveaway! Even if you couldn’t be there in person, you can be there in retroactive spirit.

We participated…

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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: 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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Hello From the Other Side

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. Well, not counting the Geek-A-Long. That monster runs like a well oiled machine. But, I feel like we never talk anymore, you know? Probably because Lattes & Llamas has been on semi-maternity leave since Megan-Anne gave birth to our newest employee at the end of January.

Mabel is doing great, by the way. Megan-Anne swears she’s going to tell you all about her sweet little nugget next week and all the stuff she’s knitted for her, so keep an eye out for it. There will be SO MANY cardigans.

Anyway, it…

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