Category Archives: Life

  • Vogue Knitting Live

    Posted on January 21, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Life.

      If you’re asking why this blog post starts with a photo of a pile of yarn that the world’s cutest cat has conquered, then you’re probably not alone.  The reason is very simple: it’s the world’s cutest cat and his image must be shared and that pile of yarn all comes  from this year’s […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • Brief(ish) Hiatus

    Posted on November 5, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    As some of you have no doubt noticed, my blog has been suffering as of late.  Most of that’s been due to life getting in the way combined with a little writer’s block on my end.  Recently, however, things have been a little different.  I received some very exciting news along with some very scary […]

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  • Monkey Poo

    Posted on September 24, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

      Image owned by Zoo de la Palmyre. It isn’t many people who can say they’ve extracted DNA from monkey poo.  Yesterday I was able to add my name to that list.  You see, at my job (my job that isn’t related to knitting), I’m often extracting DNA from poo, as well as blood, urine, […]

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  • I’m a Vegan, Sort of

    Posted on September 22, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

     Photo from Cambridge Sheep Society. When it comes to food, I’m mostly vegan.  By that I mean I don’t eat dairy or most forms of meat but I do eat the occasional fish or (very rarely) egg.  I have very clear reasons for this, partially health related (poultry makes me physically sick and dairy gives me […]

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  • Adventures In Ikea

    Posted on September 3, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    As some of you already know, my wife and I moved to a new apartment recently.  It’s been a very exciting time, and the apartment is great (it has its own yarn closet!  That’s a walk in closet in which we store our yarn stash), but there’s one very big problem associated with moving: moving. […]

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  • Vacation Over – Back to Work

    Posted on August 27, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Life.

    And we’re back.  The vacation was nice but not without its hurdles.  It started Friday night.  We were visiting our favorite knitting store, which as you know from the NYC’s Best Knitting Stores post is Knit, in Roslyn, New York.  On the way back we noticed that our car was making a funny sound.  As it […]

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