Monthly Archives: December 2014

  • Happy New Year!

    Posted on December 31, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

      Happy New Year everyone!  Here’s to hoping that this year is just as good or better than the last!  Me, I try to look at the new year as a fresh start.  I think it’s nice to have the symbolism, though I think seeing the first flowers on the trees is when things really […]

    Post Tagged with
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.
  • New Pattern! Star Stone

    Posted on December 29, 2014 by Aptenoknits in New Pattern.

      It’s been awhile since I published a pattern, so I’m really excited to introduce my latest pattern: Star Stone!  It’s double-knitting, which as I’ve mentioned before is something I’m very fond of.  Unlike my other double-knitting patterns (Flipping For Pine Cones and Six Braid Wedding Ring Scarf), which use cables and lace respectively, it’s pure, […]

    Post Tagged with , ,
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.
  • Book Review – Shades of Winter

    Posted on December 26, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Magazine/Book Reviews.

    I’m still feeling the holiday season, how about you?  I guess I can’t help it.  I had a wonderful Christmas with my family, I managed to snag some vacation time thanks to my PTO being about to expire, everyone is healthy and happy, and I’m just not ready to let the feeling go quite yet. […]

    Post Tagged with ,
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.
  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted on December 22, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

     Wishing you and everyone you love to have a merry time this holiday season!  I’m spending mine with my wife’s family, which is always nice, and hoping to Skype my own family as well.  I feel very blessed to have such great loved ones.  There may be some things in my life that I wish […]

    Post Tagged with
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.
  • Yarn Review – The Fibre Company Road to China Light

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

        Road to China, the very name brings up images of Marco Polo on a journey of discovery, exotic spices and furs and fibers the likes of which the west generally did not see.  It’s a very fitting name: no less than  four separate fibers  compose the make up of this yarn, all of […]

    Post Tagged with , ,
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.
  • Crochet: Yay or Nay

    Posted on December 17, 2014 by Aptenoknits in General Knitting.

    I don’t really understand crochet.  I know how to crochet.  I’ve seen some really beautiful crocheted projects.  I know people who are really good at crochet, my wife among them.  I’ve made multiple crochet projects and read more than one book on the matter.  Still, I don’t really understand crochet. I find most crochet ugly, […]

    Post Tagged with
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.
  • The Geekiest Thing I’ve Ever Knit

    Posted on December 15, 2014 by Aptenoknits in General Knitting.

    For those who don’t know me well, I love video games.  A lot.  I’m not the only knitter who does, either.  There are quite a few Ravelry groups dedicated to video games, for instance Nintendo Knitters for the Nintendo lovers out there or Hylian Knitters for the Zelda lovers out there. I’m one said Zelda lover.  I […]

    Post Tagged with ,
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.
  • Book Review – Scarf Style

    Posted on December 12, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Magazine/Book Reviews.

    Scarves are easily one of my favorite knitted garments, as can be evidenced from my patterns: Flipping For Pine Cones, Six Braid Wedding Ring Scarf,  Infinite Cables Cowl, Out of Sequence, Seed After Seed, and some as of yet unpublished scarf patterns, not to mention my first design.  As such, it seems appropriate that I […]

    Post Tagged with , , , , ,
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.
  • Rhinebeck

    Posted on December 10, 2014 by Aptenoknits in General Knitting, Life.

    I know,  it’s a bit late for a Rhinebeck blog post, but as I said before, I’ve been busy.  It shouldn’t stop me from sharing my experiences this year, or rather, my wife’s experiences.  I was unfortunately unable to attend, but my wife went and she had a blast! When she came home from Rhinebeck she […]

    Post Tagged with , ,
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.
  • We’re Back!

    Posted on December 8, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    We’re back in action!  Well, the blog is anyhow.  I’ve finished the projects I was working on (and just in time, too; more on that at a future date), spent a, shall we say, interesting five days with my siblings when they came into town for Thanksgiving, cleaned up after said siblings when they left, […]

    Post Tagged with , ,
    Continue Reading...
    No Comments.