• Episodes 11, 12, and 13!

    Posted on April 27, 2016 by Aptenoknits in Podcast.

    We’ve been busy with the podcasting and have 3 new episodes up since I last posted! I’m really enjoying this whole knitting podcast thing.  I’ve met a lot of people I otherwise wouldn’t have and I get to see a great friend of mine on a regular basis because of it.  Oh, and I’ll be […]

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  • Knitting Opinions: Cowl, Capelet, or Poncho?

    Posted on April 12, 2016 by Aptenoknits in Knitting Opinions.

    I don’t know if you’ve heard but Knit.Wear magazine is back, and it’s awesome!  This latest issue of Spring/Summer 2016 is one of my favorites thus far, with so many great knitting patterns I couldn’t believe!  I missed Knit.Wear, a lot, and I hated when they changed their name to Knit.Purl.  For all the good of this […]

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  • New Pattern: Quick Gift Drop-Stitch Mitts!

    Posted on April 8, 2016 by Aptenoknits in Knitting Designs, New Pattern.

    Just published a new pattern! Quick Gift Drop-Stitch Mitts is a fingerless mitts pattern.  It starts with a simple cabled cuff that’s knit flat and then grafted together, then stitches are picked up and knit along the edge of it to create the mitt in the round.  The bulk of the pattern is made up of ribbing […]

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  • Spring has Sprung!

    Posted on April 5, 2016 by Aptenoknits in General Knitting.

    Spring is finally here and with it we have flowering trees and shrubbery!  This is by far my favorite time of the year, which makes me sad because it’s so short.  To clarify, I don’t mean that Spring is my favorite time of year, I mean that flowering tree and shrubbery time is my favorite […]

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  • We have video!

    Posted on February 25, 2016 by Aptenoknits in Podcast.

      Guess what everyone!  Our knitting podcast, Penguin Coffee Klatch, has started doing video podcasts! Right now we have 3 videos live over at Youtube.  Our Youtube channel is naturally called Penguin Coffee Klatch.  Here are the links to the three videos below! Episode 8 – The One With Two Christmas’s Episode 9 – Outrageous Ovine […]

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  • New Ravelry Pattern – Infinite Cables Cowl

    Posted on February 22, 2016 by Aptenoknits in Knitting Designs.

    This isn’t a brand new pattern per say, but it is newly released to Ravelry and very near and dear to my heart.  Infinite Cables Cowl was my first magazine pattern, back from a couple of years ago.  It was back when the magazine, Love of Knitting, was still owned by New Track Media and before […]

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  • 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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