Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • Magazine Review – Enchanted Knits

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Magazine/Book Reviews.

    It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for a knitting book/magazine review! Well, at least this Friday it does.  Whether that continues to be the case remains to be seen, but I’m getting off topic… Today’s review is for the newly released knitting magazine, Enchanted Knits by Interweave.  It’s a special issue, so any review of […]

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  • Vacation Over – Back to Work

    Posted on August 27, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    And we’re back.  The vacation was nice but not without its hurdles.  It started Friday night.  We were visiting our favorite knitting store, which as you know from the NYC’s Best Knitting Stores post is Knit, in Roslyn, New York.  On the way back we noticed that our car was making a funny sound.  As it […]

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  • Vacation

    Posted on August 22, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Uncategorized.

    Chickadee from Quince & Co While summer is short, weekends are not (sometimes!). My wife and I are taking advantage of one of the last weeks of summer with an extended weekend away. Stay tuned for your regularly scheduled blog posts on Wednesday.

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  • Knitting Like Normal (or Habit)

    Posted on August 20, 2014 by Aptenoknits in General Knitting.

    We all knit for different reasons and in different ways. Some knitters are process knitters and relish the slow route with a scenic view on the way to the end of a pattern.  The sense of accomplishment is not in the destination but in the path along the way.  Others (like my wife) are project […]

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  • Knitting Opinions – Can You Knit Wrong?

    Posted on August 18, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Knitting Opinions.

    When my wife first taught me how to knit, I was still a bit lost.   As mentioned in my post about why I became a designer, my wife and I decided to take a beginner’s knitting class together. This really helped me a lot when it came to learning how to knit; my wife, however, sat there most of […]

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  • Knitting Opinions – Reading Knitting Charts is like Reading Music

    Posted on August 15, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Knitting Opinions.

    The other day my wife and I were talking and the subject of knitting charts came up.  Now this is a bit of a touchy subject for us – we’re polar opposites when it comes to how we prefer our knitting patterns.  We both agree that the best thing for a knitwear designer to do […]

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  • Magazine Review — Knit.Wear Premier Issue

    Posted on August 13, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Magazine/Book Reviews.

    I thought I’d start my first knitting magazine review with the knit.wear premiere issue.  It might seem like an odd place to start, but this knitting magazine is probably my favorite knitting magazine of all time.  In the forward, the editor Eunny Jang says about the issue, “when intricate patterning and complex surface design have been stripped […]

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  • NYC’s Best Knitting Stores

    Posted on August 11, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Yarn Stores.

    Like many knitters, my wife and I spend a good deal of time visiting yarn stores, diving into potential projects, chatting with the shoppers, searching for books, or just squishing the yarn.  While we do have “our” knitting store, the various knitting stores of NYC are kind of like our grocery shopping: while most of […]

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  • Blogging and Cats

    Posted on August 9, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    I have three cats, three very sweet, very cute, very wonderful cats. Those cats, however, can be quite pesky little creatures (as anyone with three or even one cat can attest, especially those who knit).  One such kitty, my oldest, likes to spend his nights howling like an evil minion: “Let me in your room! Now […]

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  • Something Amazing — A Tale of Double-Knitting

    Posted on August 8, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Knitting Designs.

    One Christmas not too long ago I received a surprising and wonderful present.  It was about 2 months after I started knitting and 1 month since my first (forever unpublished) knitting design – talked about in a previous blog post.  Let me first start by saying I was young, I was naive, and since I’d […]

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