Geek-A-Long News: GAL Guild

Can you hear that? No, not the birds chirping on this ridiculously nice day in February, but the sound my squees reverberating out across the nation. The GAL Guild is open for enrollment again!

Megan-Anne and I had so much fun cultivating the special gifts we tucked into the boxes we sent out. The GAL Guild members for weeks 1-12 received a Geek-A-Long tote along, Escape Yarn, and one of our sock patterns with their exclusive Geek-A-Long square pattern. We have our eyes on even sweeter swag for those of you who sign up for weeks 13-24! I am ridiculously excited about it. I wish I could drop some hints, but I’ve been sworn to secrecy. The most I can do is tell you more about the Guild before I drop this weeks spoiler along with the colorways that are available on flash sale today.

As a member of the Geek-A-Long Guild, you’ll receive:

  • Two fantastic parcels delivered to your door. Each box will contain the twelve beautiful skeins of Lattes & Llamas Geek-A-Long Yarn recommended for the upcoming GAL squares, all hand-dyed for your knitting or crocheting pleasure.
  • One bonus GAL square pattern that will not be available to the general public.
  • A 20% off coupon.
  • A special Geek-A-Long gift tucked into each of your parcels.
  • A fuzzy warm feeling knowing that we’ll donate $1 to Child’s Play Charity for each skein of Geek-A-Long Yarn you receive. That’s $24 to charity for just loving nerdy yarn!

And the price is pretty exciting too!

  • A 12 week subscription is only $219
  • If you were to order all 24 skeins separately at full price, that would cost $360! And you wouldn’t get any fun stuff.

Each parcel leaves our coffee fueled studio and heads your way March 15, 2017 and April 26, 2017. The yarn you receive in your packages will contain the Lattes & Llamas Geek-A-Long Yarn recommended colors for weeks 13 – 24. Membership to the GAL Guild closes February 27, 2016 and will reopen May 15, 2017 for weeks 25-36.

For those of you who didn’t get a spot in the first round of GAL Guild sign-ups, you’re probably wondering which colors are available on flash sale today. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about you. Before I share that, I have a spot of bad news.

We’re retiring Cat Theater for now. Alena loved sharing her cute kitty comic with you every week, but it became too hard to keep up with and to make it difficult for people to guess. We know a lot of you missed the challenge, so we’re going to bring back the super hard to guess close-up pics for now. Head over to the Geek-A-Long Ravelry group and join forces with other like-minded geeks to suss out which superhero will be making their debut this Sunday.

~ ~ ~ Monday Flash Sale ~ ~ ~

The recommended colors for yesterday’s square, Cyborg, were Invisible Jet and Tesseract. You can snag the colors you’ll need for week nine, Invisible Jet and Red Cape, for half off HERE until midnight tonight. As always, we will donate $1 to Child’s Play Charity every time you purchase a skein of Geek-A-Long Yarn, even if it’s on sale. It doesn’t matter if you plan to knit the week nine square with it or if you buy enough of the hand-dyed yarn to knit a cardigan, we’ll support Child’s Play Charity.

~ Jac

You’ll always have a special place in my heart Cat Theater. Here’s hoping we see you again soon!