Yearly Archives: 2015

  • Episodes 4 and 5 are here!

    Posted on December 3, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Podcast.

    I’m pleased to announce that Episodes 4 and 5 of my podcast Penguin Coffee Klatch are now live on Libsyn!  I put the podcast on iTunes as well and will post the details here once I know them.  Show notes will be found on my Ravelry Group: Aptenoknits Designs as soon as I’ve finished them.  In the […]

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  • Starting a Podcast! The Penguin Coffee Klatch

    Posted on October 29, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Podcast.

    Hello everyone! As you may have noticed I’ve been extremely inactive with my blog lately.  There’s a lot that’s been going on, which I may post eventually.  I wanted to let you know that in the meantime, however, I’ve started a blog with my good friend Carolyn.  It’s called the Penguin Coffee Klatch and I’ve managed […]

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  • Gallstone Gone!

    Posted on April 6, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    My wife passed the gallstone yesterday and the doctor today says she doesn’t need anymore surgery! Now maybe she’ll be able to recover in peace.  I swear she’s had more symptoms from this disease (can you call giant gallstones a disease?) than anyone who’s ever had it in the history of gallstones.  At least it […]

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  • Addendum

    Posted on April 1, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    In a great fit of irony my wife’s GI tract decided to develop post-op symptoms almost immediately after I posted Gallbladder Removal and Project Bernini. She’s now vomiting and has diarrhea as well as “gallstone like symptoms” like severe gas and stomach cramps.  She’s definitely going to miss Knit Nite, which is disappointing, though she’s […]

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  • Gallbladder Removal and Project Bernini

    Posted on April 1, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    Those of you who’ve been reading my blog up to this point are probably wondering what happened to my wife’s gallstones mentioned in my post on Gallstones and Influenza.  Well, I’m happy to report that she’s had her surgery and her gallbladder has been successfully removed.  It was a more difficult surgery than they anticipated, […]

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  • It’s Raining

    Posted on March 14, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    I go outside this morning (around 5:45 AM for anyone who’s curious) and notice it’s raining.  I’m so happy. I missed the rain so, so much.  All it’s been for months is snow, snow, snow, blanketing the roads, covering the sidewalks, forcing people to dig their cars out.  Let me tell you, it’s not fun […]

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  • Magazine Signing – March 20th

    Posted on March 5, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Yarn Stores.

    The knitting store Knit in Roslyn, NY is hosting a wine and cheese party for the Long Island Yarn Crawl on Friday, March 20th from 6pm – 8pm.  I’m going to be there during that time to: 1. enjoy the wine and atmosphere, and 2. sign my article in people’s copies of the new Vogue […]

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  • Vogue Knitting and Quince Scarves!

    Posted on February 26, 2015 by Aptenoknits in New Pattern.

      Huge news, my Vogue Knitting pattern and Quince and Co Scarf Book pattern both came out this week!  The VK pattern, #16 Double Knit Stole (unofficially titled Adenium) is a double-knit lace stole that officially introduces the technique of Cathedral Windows Double-Knit Lace.  I had introduced it previously in Flipping For Pine Cones but […]

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  • Gallstones and Influenza

    Posted on February 19, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

      I’ve been a little quiet for the past couple of weeks but not without reason.  Let’s start with the more recent: I’ve had the flu.  It isn’t Influenza A or B, but we’re pretty sure it’s C or E, not that that means anything.  Well, it’s meant I’ve felt pretty crappy for the past […]

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  • Winter Storm, Part 3

    Posted on February 9, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

        Today’s forecast: freezing rain.  In this case that means there’s basically ice falling from the sky, except it’s wet ice so when it lands it insta-freezes.  The roads, the sidewalks, my car, all covered in ice.  It’s perfect weather for staying in and knitting, but of course I’m at work. I’m working a […]

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