Category Archives: Life

  • Knitting, the Card Game

    Posted on July 26, 2016 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    So I haven’t been doing much knitting lately.  That happens to me sometimes; I get into a knitting slump and then I have to find something to do to fill the newly formed knitting void in my life.  Often I’ll play video games during this period, but I like to be productive as well.  I’ve […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Blizzard of 2015

    Posted on January 28, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

      I’m trapped inside today, typing this blog post.  Outside is a world of snow and wind.  There are people out and about, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out why.  Worse, my brother-in-law and father-in-law decided to go into work today.  Why?  Because they can. The subways are running again.  They […]

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