• 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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  • Magazine Review – Interweave Knits Spring 2015

    Posted on February 6, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Magazine/Book Reviews.

    Since Eunny Jang left the helm of editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits and Knit.Wear (now Knit.Purl. and, judging by the first issue, not nearly as strong after the title change to meet a different audience), I’ve been really critical of new issues. It seems that every issue since then has featured a more muted color palette (stitcking […]

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  • Wife Life – Adventures in Weaving

    Posted on February 4, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    For Christmas last year I got my wife a Rigid Heddle Loom, kind of.  I got her the loom for Christmas, but it didn’t arrive until last week (something about a heddle being on backorder).  Now, if you were to ask me what a rigid heddle loom actually is, I wouldn’t be able to tell […]

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  • Coffee Table… of DOOOM

    Posted on February 2, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    Disclaimer: This blog post gets a little silly.  You may find your brain melting from the sheer silliness of it all.  You have been warned. My coffee table broke, you know the one from ikea where I spent my time fighting crowds and running around like a beheaded fowl?  Someone broke it due to someone’s […]

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  • Book Review – 150 Scandinavian Motifs

    Posted on January 30, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Magazine/Book Reviews.

      In honor of the Blizzard of 2015 I’ve decided to review 150 Scandinavian Motifs: The Knitter’s Directory by Mary Jane Mucklestone (love that name, by the way; it just sounds great!).  Why?  Well, Scandinavia is known not only for vikings but also for being cold and snowy.  It’s also known for its sweaters and […]

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