Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Monkey Poo

    Posted on September 24, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

      Image owned by Zoo de la Palmyre. It isn’t many people who can say they’ve extracted DNA from monkey poo.  Yesterday I was able to add my name to that list.  You see, at my job (my job that isn’t related to knitting), I’m often extracting DNA from poo, as well as blood, urine, […]

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  • I’m a Vegan, Sort of

    Posted on September 22, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

     Photo from Cambridge Sheep Society. When it comes to food, I’m mostly vegan.  By that I mean I don’t eat dairy or most forms of meat but I do eat the occasional fish or (very rarely) egg.  I have very clear reasons for this, partially health related (poultry makes me physically sick and dairy gives me […]

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  • Yarn Review – Quince and Co Lark

    Posted on September 19, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Yarn Reviews.

    Quince and Co, as I talk about briefly in my NYC’s Best Knitting Stores post, is a wonderful yarn company primarily for their yarn practices.  All of their wool comes from sheep farms in North America and is dyed with all natural dyes in a dying process that’s safe for our environment.  The yarn is affordable and […]

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  • Living Under the Microscope

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

    The company I work for places great emphasis on security cameras.  There are cameras in my work area, cameras in the hall, cameras in the cafeteria, cameras in my other work area, and people watch these cameras.  I am literally being watched the entire time while I work, sometimes by my boss as I’ve found […]

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  • Knitting Burnout and How to Deal With It

    Posted on September 10, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Knitting Opinions.

    Sometimes you just don’t want to knit.  You have all of these wonderful patterns and all this wonderful yarn but for some reason you just don’t have the motivation.  Maybe you’re having trouble finding the right knitting pattern like my wife often does (she knits too quickly, see, so finding a pattern that will hold […]

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  • Adventures In Ikea

    Posted on September 3, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    As some of you already know, my wife and I moved to a new apartment recently.  It’s been a very exciting time, and the apartment is great (it has its own yarn closet!  That’s a walk in closet in which we store our yarn stash), but there’s one very big problem associated with moving: moving. […]

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