Tag Archives: yarn

  • 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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  • Yarn Review – Berroco Comfort

    Posted on January 16, 2015 by Aptenoknits in Yarn Reviews.

      Berroco Comfort, now here’s a yarn I never thought I’d review.  It isn’t a yarn I’d normally use for myself, and the mitts I made from it weren’t actually for me.  No, they were commissioned by a yarn vegan, someone who won’t wear yarns made out of animal fibers.  Me, I vastly prefer animal […]

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  • Yarn Review – The Fibre Company Road to China Light

    Posted on December 19, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Yarn Reviews.

        Road to China, the very name brings up images of Marco Polo on a journey of discovery, exotic spices and furs and fibers the likes of which the west generally did not see.  It’s a very fitting name: no less than  four separate fibers  compose the make up of this yarn, all of […]

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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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  • Two Strands Together – Double-Knitting and Yarn Weight

    Posted on October 1, 2014 by Aptenoknits in General Knitting.

    Sport weight is my favorite weight of yarn.  Well, sport and fingering with lace and worsted coming in a close second.  For double-knitting, though, sport weight is my yarn of choice.  Why?  Because double-knitting with sport weight produces a garment that’s roughly as thick as single knit worsted.  Don’t believe me?  Try it! This brings […]

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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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  • Yarn Review – Quince and Co Lark

    Posted on September 19, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Yarn Reviews.

    Quince and Co, as I talk about briefly in my NYC’s Best Knitting Stores post, is a wonderful yarn company primarily for their yarn practices.  All of their wool comes from sheep farms in North America and is dyed with all natural dyes in a dying process that’s safe for our environment.  The yarn is affordable and […]

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  • NYC’s Best Knitting Stores

    Posted on August 11, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Yarn Stores.

    Like many knitters, my wife and I spend a good deal of time visiting yarn stores, diving into potential projects, chatting with the shoppers, searching for books, or just squishing the yarn.  While we do have “our” knitting store, the various knitting stores of NYC are kind of like our grocery shopping: while most of […]

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  • Yarn Review – Cascade Longwood

    Posted on August 3, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Yarn Reviews.

    Cascade Longwood is a very interesting yarn with a very interesting feel and ply. It’s plied in what’s known as an “S-Twist”, which is a left hand twist and I’m told is spun counterclockwise. It looks like it twists clockwise to me, but I guess it twists the opposite of the way it spins. The […]

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  • Hey, Look – I Finally Got A Blog!

    Posted on July 11, 2014 by Aptenoknits in Uncategorized.

    We’re working on getting something awesome here but we’re not there yet. Until them, how about some pretty pictures of yarn…. Skinny Bugga from Cephalopod Yarns Chickadee from Quince & Co  

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